This horse was a gentle, not so athletic black quarter horse. I had still to do my first lope so we were in the round pen he suggested it was time to try. He was in front of me and on three we were to lope. So he counted then at the exact moment I kissed to get the horse to lope woe and behold his hat flew off, hit my horse in the chest, the result: buck 1 one had one foot out of the stirrup, buck two both feet and I was looking for an exit strategy, and buck three I took my exit and the horse caught my knee as I was on my way down to the ground. Apparently my first words were an elated 'awesome I've had my first buck off', then I realised my knee hurt like hell, but in true Albertan cowboy style I got back on as I new if I didn't I may loose my courage. Later that night my knee swelled to the size of a watermelon and I couldn't work for three days, but I got my 'bucking cherry' broke and confronted my fear of getting bucked off.
Needless to say I with time comes experience and I've had the one maybe two close calls since then, particularly an idiotic push bike rider in the mountains skidding and startling my horse, but I stay in control now and hope top not repeat that painful experience of spring 2011.
What's your first/most interesting buck off story?