Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I can only remember part of what happened, the rest has been filled in by stories from the people that were there. The instructor that was teaching me at the time told me she would tell me about it once - only once ever - then she wanted to forget it again, and she wouldn't repeat the story after that.
My pony was a bit of a brat, and wouldn't canter. I went to pick up a crop and that's about all I remember. Apparently the pony took off (we were riding in a quarter section, I think, with a few "average" sized riding rings within it, unfenced) and galloped a good ways. I stayed with her fine until she jumped a ditch funny and I popped off and bounced about ten yards. I was out cold, and by the time I woke up, my instructor had been able to catch the pony and everyone was gathered around me.
Apparently the pony was scared to death of whips - but nobody had told me or my instructor.
First and only time I hope to ever fall off at a gallop lol
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