I've ridden in many inclement weather situations. A few years ago there was a summer storm fast approaching, I am usually pretty good at determining how long I have before the rain hits. So, I thought I had time for a quick ride. To save valuable time, I rode my horse Joey with only a bareback pad. Bad decision! The wind came up so fast. I wasn't even 5 minutes from the barn and I was bombarded by flying objects all around me, like anything that wasn't nailed down! Joey didn't particularly like the patio umbrellas flying by. It was so scary how things went bad so fast. I just thought it was just going to be one of the many run of the mill downpours when I later found out a stage had collapsed at a well known concert venue due to the high winds and people were sent scrambling, some were injured and had to be hospitalized. Thankfully, Joey and I were uninjured but it sure scared the "you know what" out of me.