Yesterday I traveled to Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas also know as Brunson. I was entered in Future Novice (Crossrails), and I was feeling pretty good! I drew a horse named Roxy for my first over fences class. She was a highstrung pony, and our warm up was WONDERFUL. We get into the ring, and everything falls apart. She is taking off, I dropped my reins, etc., my next ride, my flat class, I pulled a green Trakhener named Julie. We went in and we were doing good, but we got too close to another horse for her liking and she bucked. I mean, full out. Once I thought I had my seat and I could stop her, she bucked again and I basically did an aerial over her head and took the reins with me. I stood up, grabbed my crop, and walked out with another trainer and mine. I was about to go clean up when, literally 30 seconds after I was out of the ring, was called to be given a re-ride. I got on a horse named Larkin, went in with my crop that he supposedly needed, and we had no major problems, I was counted off for my eq. Because I was really nervous and scared after what had just happened and I had a side stitch, which earned me 6th place. But I am happy with that because I at least stayed on and survived. In Show B, I was assigned a Clydesdale cross that was as sweet as could be and the girl that had just ridden him had earned 2nd place so I felt pretty confident. I get in and we are doing really good, but I hadn't anticipated that we weren't going to be able to make it in between a horse and a jump standard so I had to turn him suddenly, which made him really mad and he started bucking, and I landed on his neck miraculously. I got off his neck and on the saddle, and walked out. I got on my second crossrails horse and warmed up, I felt OK about him, went in and we did good, but not good enough to place against 12 other riders. I am OK that out of 5 classes, I only placed once, because I have learned what I need to work on!