@ Mickey4793 I had one of those, but mine was from a standstill. Was riding a green gelding bareback in a little paddock before a storm. He'd been riding good all week, so I figured, "I'll jump on him bareback before the storm hits, walk around for 5 min, then quit." There was a ditch in the middle with standing water in it. Now, I'm not talking ravine, I'm talking little dimple in the earth with maybe an inch of water. Was going to slowly walk him over it to get across. He stuck his nose down to sniff it, and since I was just hanging out, really, I let him have his head while I just sat there looking around so he could check it out. Big mistake. For some reason known only to him, he decided, "I've sniffed enough, let's jump over the ditch like it's a four foot oxer" And with me casually holding the buckle of the reins in one hand and not holding on at all. I must have been really centered, because I did manage to land on his back, only I was about a foot behind where I should have been, so I landed square on his butt. He thought a mountain lion or something had him for sure and erupted into the biggest rodeo buck I've ever felt, and since I was on his butt, he launched me about 10 ft in the air. To add to my stupidity that day, I was wearing a tank and cutoffs. Thank goodness I had on the helmet. I remember flying through the air, watching the ground coming, and thinking "This is really going to hurt" But I hit the ground rolling, went over a few times, and was fine. Tiny scrape on one shoulder. That is called LUCK! Lol
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