Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Speaking of falling off....I had a near miss last Sunday at the first show of the season. Was during a road hack class while in 2 point hand gallop, I was coming around the corner, feeling so good, horse is going perfectly, huge class, 1/2 the class is standing in the center of the arena as it was so big, we hand galloped in heats. In the corner area, a few riders are having problems with their horses, so I cut the corner towards the center to give them space but enough to avoid the riders in the center. All of a sudden, one of the horses that was giving their rider some trouble in the corner, veers in front of me and I see two back hooves coming straight towards me! My horse saved me and jumped sideways with lightening speed, I kind of get lopsided but I hung onto to his neck, bad move he's showsheened up & slick, so I slide, but I can see my horse's face as I am sideways on him, but I know my seat is still good, I just got to get upright again, so whoa, whoa works and I am up again, phew! Close call, judge ends the class, she seen the whole episode and I get 2nd, oh well, got penalized a little (I had taken first in every english thus far). However what made me very annoyed was I gave my camcorder and my still camera to my daughter who was watching, did she get any of that? NO!!!!!!!