Envision this, readers: it's Thursday night. We're headed to a schooling show on Sunday. My student has been riding consistently and well for about three years. Experience in jumping tack.... is limited. We're talking 7-9 lessons over fences.
We're jumping through down a line up the center-line, three jumps set one stride apart. Mare keeps drifting out because she's a bit green and her pilot is mostly focusing on staying with her over fences, so I go and stand on the side of the jump she drifts out over. It works for a while.
Then something goes wrong. She decides she's done jumping through this line, and hits me with her chest, but then changes her mind and decides to jump me. This sudden and Herculean effort unseats her rider, who lands squarely on top of me.
Were there lessons to be learned here? Oh, certainly. But it totally was an incident of guidance.
Scary! I'm glad no one was seriously injured.ReplyDelete
Yeah me too!Delete
can I laugh a teeny bit? that is CRAZY.
but also, glad you, the rider, the horse, everyone is okay.... holy hell.
Dude it's totally fine: me, the kid, and my working student were all in stitches before the dust had even settled. The whole thing was just absurdDelete
yikes! hope you're not too banged up! we have a mare who has exactly ZERO qualms with running over any trainer trying to block her runout path... definitely a dicey situation!ReplyDelete
Nah I'm all good but it was pretty funny looking back - definitely going to be more careful in the future!Delete