I had a interesting (to me) thought today and I was kinda wondering how many other people were in the same boat...So, today as I was riding Lacey (she was feeling extra frisky), she kept doing "airs above ground" and just being silly. I think she must have bucked at least 3 times and reared maybe once or twice. Her ears weren't back at all and it was just "Happy day!" sorts of playing around. But, I noticed that when she was doing that, she was really actually paying attention to me and pausing when I got a little off balance, so I could get back in balance again.
(disclaimer: I did get on her case about her behavior, even though it was happy)
I just thought that was really great that she apparently wants me to enjoy "flying" too. Haha
Then, I thought about it and I remembered that I've never fallen off her before (I've fallen off other horses more times than I can count, my last instructor used to teased me that I must be riding half in, half out of the saddle for how many times I'd fall off) and I thought it was even funnier that Lacey hasn't "allowed" me to fall off yet. There have been times where I was sure I was coming off but somehow lil Miss "Ima Unicorn/Pegasus" has just shoved me right back to where I'm supposed to be.
She's such a funny girl. She definitely has "rules" for her life. Like, the one that says no one should ever fall off of her, the one that says every stranger we see while trail riding should have treats for her, the one that says water should be avoided at all costs but that if the issue is pushed and the wee human on her back REALLY seems to want to go through it, an exception can be made...etc...
I love her to pieces, just sayin.
So does anybody else have a horse that believes rule number 1: No human should ever fall off?