On Saturday we moved Simba, my daughters pony out to the yard where we keep Bandit. She rode him on Sunday and he was as good as gold. He isn't getting turned out quite yet so I let him into the large round lunge ring. I tough to le thim settle I'd throw good ol reliable Bandit it with him. Bandit who doesnt blink an eye at anything.. Bandit who wouldnt hurt a fly...
Put Bandit it and all was good until I turned to close the gate, was half out the gate and Bandit decided that the 11hh pony was a horse eatting monster who has a thing for 16.2hh piebalds. Bandit charged the gate, I hushed my arms in the air and shouted - apparently this technique does not work on old reliables and he went right through me, I did my best to get him to stop but hadn't a hope - he sent me flying a good 5 feet. My husband was sitting in the car with the baby and saw the whole thing.. he couldn't believe it, as Bandit has never done anything like that before.
The one thing mr old reliable did right was head straight back to his stable.. which is a bonus cus I wasn't in the humor to go horse hunting this evening.
Now I've got giant bruises all over my knees and one of my arms - typical when I've got an awards dinner to go to this weekend