Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
My personal favorite was actually caught on tape by a friend. I was riding this tiny pony a number of years back... and let's just say he was full of attitude. We were just having some fun doing some jumps around this jumper course, and he was being, well, a pony... attitude plus. Anyways, I went up the (very small) bank, jumped the fence at the top, came back down the bank still in a two-point... now where's the worst possible point for a pony to buck? Probably when you're coming down a bank in a two point, so of course the pony bucked! I did a complete flip over his head and landed on my back. Now, on the tape the pony immediately started backing up after he felt me launch from the saddle, which made it look like I'd flown 10m in front of him.
I remember lying on the ground and thinking "huh. This is comfortable.. I think I'll just lie here..."
Another favorite: I was riding my mare and she spooked sideways in front of a jump. I slid sideways and somehow ended up hanging sideways from her. Dancer kept moving sideways away from me, with this look on her face like she was saying "get it off! Get it off!" I was laughing so hard that I couldn't push or pull myself back up, so I finally let go and landed in a heap at her feet.
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