I've been throught the wars again! :roll: :)
Today after school I went to my endurance stables to ride. I rode a 6yo bay anglo gelding named Perfection. He wasn't perfection today!!!
I rode with another girl named Tarni. She rode a 6yo grey mare named Quartz who is very nervy and excitabe.
Perfection can be spooky at the best of times but put with Quartz they stirred each other up!
Anyway, we got out the front gate and were riding past the neighbours when we saw a car with a trailer and motorbikes. Unfortunatly they decided to start one of them right then!!!
Perfection and Quartz went NUTS!!!! Once we got them under some control we tried to convince them to walk past the car and trailer (the motorbike had roared off). They plainly refused to go past. We ended up having to get off and lead them past.
The rest of the ride went fine with only some minor spooking and silliness from the horses (although Perfection decided he wanted to go side ways instead of straight for a while!).
By the time we were almost home it was dark. We were riding past a house near the stables (actually it was right next to where the motorbike was). There are two little dogs that always run out barking when we go past so we were ready for the horses to be nuts. We got most of the way past when I heard Tarni yell "watch out for the dog!" All I saw was a ltle black blur running at and under Perfection. The next thing I knew I was lying on the ground winded and Perfection was galloping up the road!!
By the time Tarni had stopped Quartz who wanted to bolt after Perfection and I could breathe again, Perfection was almost home. We caught him just before the gate and I got back on for the last few metres.
What happened was one of the little dogs had gotten out of it's backyard and ran out under Perfection. Perfection of coarse FREAKED and jumped sideways and took off!!
I was winded and got bad rope burn on my fingers when the reins were pulled through my hands. I landed quite hard on my side (mainly on my shoulder and ribs) so I wrenched practically every muscle down one side of my body! Now, i'm soooo sore!!
I'm lucky I didn't fall off on gravel road! That would have hurt!! :)
Oh well, it's just what happens when you ride horses I guess!!
I'm going in to ride again on Wednesday. Wednesday is ANZAC day here in Australia so no school! Yay! :)
Everyone that rides at the stables are going out to ride early in the morning (6am). I think we are going to have a few moments of silence for ANZAC day somwhwere along the line.
I'll let you know how it goes! :P