Oh my gosh these stories are too funny! I just can't imagine doing half the stuff mentioned here! I've done a few dumb things, and likely will continue to, with my horses' safety in mind of course. No real childhood stories cuz im a city girl, but the ones that come to mind are riding a pony while ponying her friend about a mile to another pasture... It was so long ago I don't remember if I was bareback or not, pretty sure I was though. That was fun, but also kinda safe because we were on an island. Another was swimming with the ponies in the puget sound xD that was a blast, though not too stupid for me because I was riding a couch
Of course after, I tacked her up loosely, not knowing we would take a huge hill from the beach back to the stables that they bolt up and there's not way in **** you can stop them. Thankfully they were all tired from swimming to do much more than trotting.
Another was doing bareback barrel racing on a horse who I later had a terrible fall with. But that was so much fun and like one of the only things I remember from those days (:
Jumping bareback up to 3' on a regular basis
Going mud diving with a crazy thoroughbred one of my best friends now owns. He bolted backwards into a huge ravine but was entirely mud because of the drought that year. Fell on top of me and my head was between his legs for about five minutes... Took 2 hours to get him out after we had been galloping for an hour(intermittently) and ended up dragging him out with tow straps... Not a stunt... But one of my better horse stories xD
And more recently, getting on my horse for his first time in a skirt, cami, and flats. sans helmet. oh yeah, he was completely tackless, I don't even think his cordeo was on... Somehow managed to stick on him like a tick after not riding consistently for 2 years while he went Crescent bronco. And yeah, I continue to ride him tackless (: He's so fun
my stories don't even stack up to your guys' xD but they were fun to temporarily relive. Omigosh I can't even think about jumping 2'6" after my fall, let alone a huge tractor! You have some serious guts! And sorry I don't remember your name >.< But that's awesome