Man does that give me flashbacks! My sister was a teeny thing (still at 30 w/3 kids under 3 she's 4'11" & maybe 90 lbs dripping wet) and when we were kids she rode a 16+ hh mare, she had that old mare drop her nose for a treat and got on that way all the time.
I'm thankful most of my stupid moments weren't caught on video. There's one but it's not digital (thank goodness!) I was in a Showmanship class, couldn't find english boots small enough (I'd outgrown my jods) so I borrowed a pair that was about 3 sizes too big...my mare caught my heel as we were trotting away from the judge and I did an epic face plant....followed by an 8 yr old me cussing loud enough to be caught on tape. Boy did I get it for that one!
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.