Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sevierville, TN
While trail riding, we were going down a rough declining path and there was some brush in the way. I decided to let the horse, Banjo, pick his own way since I figured he would know best. Apparently he didn't. He tried to go right through it and when he tripped a bit, I lost my own balance and fell off the left side of him. I did manage to land on my feet. My friend who was leading us looked at me and said, "Did you just fall?" When I said yeah, he said, "Well, I figured that was either the ugliest dismount or the most graceful fall I'd ever seen." lol
On the same horse, different day. Some friends and I were getting ready to go galloping up a trail. We were waiting patiently for some of our calmer friends to get to the top. I was sitting with my feet out of the stirrups since I would sometimes ride without them. Something I should mention is that I was so in-tune with this horse and the slightest pressure or lack thereof got him to do what I wanted. When I saw our other friends were at the top of the hill I turned to ask if everyone was ready. When I turned, I apparently pushed my hand forward slightly because Banjo shot off like a rocket. Being completely unprepared, I flipped backwards over his left hindquarters. Being the good horse he was, he stopped as soon as he felt me fall because I didn't have the thinking capacity to let go of the reins. I opened my eyes to see his front hooves and scrambled to my feet quickly. Everyone was asking if I was okay, but I couldn't help but laugh. I loved that horse.