My worst was probably when I got thrown off my 4 yr old QHxTB when I was only 14. She bolted, then took off bucking with her head between her legs and back higher than her wither all the way across the arena. I stuck it out until she got to the gate that leads out onto the driveway, and she reared and got her front legs over, so I pulled her to the side and she flipped sideways and crushed me between her and the gate, then landed on me, got back up, double barrelled me in the guts and took off bucking again across the arena. I tore ligaments, tendons and muscles in my groin, hip and up the right side of my back, couldn't walk at all for over a week and was on crutches for a while. My groin and hip are still out of whack.
My best, hmmm I have two or three even!
The first would be when I started riding my coaches inter 2 horse. I was 16, that horse taught me so much. He taught me how to ride canter pirouettes, passage, piaffe and tempi changes. LEGEND of a horse!!!
Second would be when I was at work. We took a couple of the racehorses, breakers are 'turn overs' to the beach for a bit of a test run. I got the BEST little beach pony ever! He'd never been before and was a reknowned bucker, the previous owners were going to dog him! But he didn't put a foot wrong, I had so much fun on him, we galloped the whole length of the beach and even though he was only a stocky 14.2hh cob type, he kept up with some of the tbs! I took him out into the water and swam him bareback.... best fun I've ever had on a horse!! I need to find me another beach pony I think!
Third would be earlier this year at the country dressage champs. My mare had been going well in the weeks leading up to the competition, but usually she owuld get super marey when I took her out and just be a rat bag the whole time.
I rode her the day after we got there, the day before competition began, and she was amazing!! I had never felt a horse come so light, uphill and supple in my life it was increadible. She just floated around the warmup grounds in trot and canter, I could move her anywhere I wanted etc. I had a few people come up to me after commenting on how much I had improved the horse. VERY proud