Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
LOL! Your on!! :) I guess it can't be worse than some of the things I've been through. I've been bucked off (in ND), fallen off, ran over (in NM), rolled over on (in Europe), drug through catcus (in Mt) (really..I was in the middle of no where, riding bareback and didn't want to lose my mount..so when I went off..I didn't let go of the reins, lol)
I can imagine his bucking is like riding that of the mare I was training for western pleasure. The club I was a part of had a play date and I decided for laughs I would ride my wp horse. I knew I wouldn't win anything, but what the hey, it was for fun. So on the flag race, I loped down (ever so slowly) to the barrel and grabbed the flag and started loping back. The mare decided she didn't like the flag and started bucking. It was almost like it was in slow motion. It wasn't hard to sit at all. I never once thought to drop the flag even though I had a crowd yelling at me to. I just sat the buck until I saw a good moment and I just stepped out of the stirrups and on to the ground. It was amazing! Really wish I had video of that one!
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson