When I was 10 or so, I went to a kids camp which had two black ponies. Those ponies grew to trust me and I went around to the back of the camp cottage where there was a little stable. NOBODY ever knew I was there. I spend most of my spare time there, making food for them by mixing grass, clover and other stuff. I even climbed over the fence and sat on one of the ponies while it was calmly standing in the run in stable. Yep, I was (and still am) a crazy kid (well...now I'm a crazy teen lol). I didn't even know if these ponies where broken in!
A few months ago, the neighbours' friend gave us her horse to "look after" who,e she was pregnant. (the owner, not the horse). The horse is a chestnut gelding called Fleet, and is famous for being crazy. For the first few days, I just hung out with the two geldings (Luca was on the same paddock) and then I got a crazy idea.......Fleet didn't seem so bad, so I put his halter on him, made so e reins out of a long lead rope and hopped on his back, bareback and bridle less. it was great ! Fleet was nothing like they described him to be. He had a nice outline, beautiful gaits (a high whither...ouch.) and responded to the slightest cues. I rode him for about 10 minutes on the giant paddock. I'm so crazy....
Another one with Fleet! By now, I had lots of trust in Fleet because I now rode him regularly so that he doesn't get fat (he does that very easily...get fat, I mean. )So I went in the paddock, with my helmet on :P and jumped on Fleet's back, no tack or anything at all. He was standing on the lower part of the paddock. So I held on to his neck (no, I didn't pull at his mane, I didn't even grasp it... ) and galloped him up the hill at full speed. THAT was fun. But crazy.
Now it's your guys' (and girls') turn! What crazy things have you done with equines?
By the way: Fleet is now my sister's lease horse!