Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Same Day, same 5 mins, same pony, same way
well, today I wanted to hop on Pumpkin to get some excess energy out of his system. Mounting was the first issue. He wouldn't let me on but in the end I made it. Of course, the fun began. After 5 minutes of walking, I asked for a slow trot away from the gate. Folowed by the small squeeze, came a bucking fit. It lasted only a minimal amount of time. We were okay but five minutes later, I was in the dirt.
I asked ChingazMyBaby to hop on as she had volentereed the night before. She hoped on (after the mounting issue) and went to pass a jump in a trot, but he swerved in the line up, leaped it, and threw a massive bucking fit as soon as landing had begun. She had already been off balanced by the leap, and came off his back.
Sore tail bone (me)
Sore head (Chingaz) (was wearing helmet)
So, it was the same day, same five minutes, the same pony, the same way but 2 different girls. If you want to know what its like to come off a pony, visit pumpkin! (we did have the camera with us but we didn't get any videos)
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky