Last Friday I witnessed a scary incident that occured never seeing
something like this happen inside the arena myself before. Every Friday
night we have our playdays out at the fairgrounds in the arena. The
first event is poles. A girl who is an experienced rider loped her horse
out there did a few poles with the mare and then got to one pole and
the mare refused completely. The girl bumped her with her spurs several
times and the horse got so frustrated it reared like 5 or 6 times
completely up into the air and the girl hung on apparently not afraid
of her. The horse continued to rear and buck, but the girl made her
go through with the course. Afterwards she took her to this dirt circle
outside of the arena for warming up and was loping her around it and
the horse I believe tripped or almost fell and the girl came out of the
saddle and landed onto her feet!
She definitely was brave and even though she is a couple years
younger than myself I would have been a little shaken after the
incidents that night. When she was called again to participate in
poles she led her horse through them.
I even had my camera recording the events that night, but I just
couldn't bring myself to film that in case she got hurt or someone
was offended by it, lol.