Interesting day at my show :/
My filly is two years old and is fantastic under saddle so far. I've shown her twice before, but state fair is right around the corner and I was trying to fit shows in this weekend and next weekend. I was supposed to show today but a couple things rudely interrupted haha.
I longed Tegan because she'd been in her stall on the grounds all morning and had her fair share of grain. She was fine on the line, so I tacked her up and hopped on to ride. Her jog was really uneven and she wasn't paying attention to me, so I told my boyfriend to close the gate to the warm up arena (where I was riding) and I asked her to lope. We got about half way around when she dead stopped and started bunny hopping. She doesn't buck (I'm not quite sure she knows how to with someone on her back haha), but she will bunny hop on the longe line. She's NEVER done this before when I've been on her. Anyways, she was hopping straight up in the air and reared straight up, came down and hopped again. At that point, I'd lost both stirrups, one of my reins, and was holding on with my thighs. She reared a last time and came down. I looked at my boyfriend and we both laughed for a split second, and she went off into a hopping fit again.
I realized that with one rein and no stirrups that I needed to bail. I wrapped my arms around her neck and rolled off and landed on my lower back (Im' fine, no worries :) it was probably the least worst fall I've had in my lifetime). She just stood there next to me though and looked at me like I was crazy or something.
We put her on the longe and ran the snot out of her. I would have gotten on had there not been severe thunder and slight lightening overhead. She can sense storms and doesn't like them, and I think that had a lot to do with her spunk today. The storm really moved in while we were longing and we brought her back to the stall. We waited around for about a half hour, but the rain had flooded the arena and they cancelled the show.
I'm kind of bummed. I really wanted to show today, she's been doing so good at home. Oh well :/
Jessica Fox & Shez Kinda Impressive
2009 APHA World Top Five SPB Longe Line
2009 ICPHA High Point Yearling Longe Line.