Haha so this will be a fun one. Earlier this week, Facebook memories pulled up some photos of the last Haunted Hunter Pace (which we attended and had THE BEST TIME). It made me a little nostalgic for jumping - BAD IDEA lol. Wednesday the weather was beautiful so I played hooky from work with several of our trail riding group and we hauled out (post coming sometime next week I guess, although it will mostly be a photo dump because this is the only interesting content). One of the ladies is quite an accomplished jumper and also does some eventing, so whenever there are downed trees or convenient benches, she'll pop her horse over them - also, she intelligently rides in a jumping saddle. We found a good downed log on this ride, and she popped over it a few times. Ruby dragged me up to it and I jokingly mused that she wanted to jump it too. My friends were like "why not?" and me being very dumb said "yeah why not, what's the worst that could happen?" so I trotted her up to it and was COMPLETELY unprepared for what happened next.
I forgot how enthusiastic she is about jumping lol
Me realizing this is not going according to plan
Completely losing my right stirrup and rein and regretting my life choices. MY FACE I AM SCREAMING LAUGHING
Almost being violated by my saddle horn haha.
And for maximum entertainment, the video. Horse friends are the best friends for getting this shitshow on video and not stopping filming because they're laughing too hard to function haha.
Meanwhile, Ruby didn't have any idea things had gone wrong and kindly let me hoist myself back up over the horn where I belonged. Aside from some bruised pride, I also scraped/bruised THE SHIT out of my right leg on some of the saddle hardware I guess.
Annnnnnnd that's why I don't jump anymore. The end. Although I think now my friends would like to see what Ruby could do under a competent jumper rider, she really does enjoy it, lol.
Oh my gosh I giggled. Though I'm fully with you, I am not a jumper at all, every time I've tried it does not end well 🤣 I have video of the last lesson I took and I most definitely fell off. Thus I am 100% a DQ along with my love of sparkles.ReplyDelete
I did jump a million years ago, but much happier as a DQ these days 🤣Delete
Oh my that is so funny! I would have more bruises then just on my leg from that horn! Lol. 😂😂ReplyDelete
Even a few days out, the leg bruise is the only one that's still impressive 🤣 I managed to just sort of brush the horn and not hit it hard I guess lolDelete
I am cackling. To be fair, you guys looked really good in the first half of that. Her knees!!! I'm glad you stayed on and didn't get impaled. But also I'm glad your friend kept filming. I'm dying.ReplyDelete
Everyone keeps saying "but her knees" and I'm like "but meeeeeee" 🤣🤣 I'm also exceptionally glad her finger didn't slip off the record button as she started laughing hahahaha.Delete
This is pure gold :DReplyDelete
Right? I should post it in shiteventersunite 🤣🤣Delete
Ruby wants to jump! She always jumps so cute!ReplyDelete
Glad you stayed on; that video is fantastic!
She really would enjoy it hahaDelete