Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Newton's a Bitch

Let's just take a moment to appreciate how I rode through C's antics for FOUR YEARS and never really even came that close to falling off.
hm that's sky
Cough.

Well.
is it douchy to post screen shots? maybe? 
So. 

After the clinic that completely kicked my ass, I spent a day crippling around not going to my barn. Then yesterday I thought a fun idea would be to toodle bareback (despite clinician being like MARCHING WALK NOT TOODLE NO) (whatever) (#toodle4lyf). 

So we toodled and chatted.

Helped trainer teach lessons.
ZB NOSE ON TRAINER LADY YAS
I was feeling all happy and confident and comfortable and like lalalala not paying attention.

Annnnnnd I thought Zoe saw the nice lady walk up to the arena gate, but she did not.

So she stepped slightly to the left like O HAI LADY I IS ZB.
comfy comfy couch
And between me having zero tone in my muscles and Zoe being roughly couch-shaped, I slid off the side.

Landed on my feet.

Grabbed mane to catch my balance.

Tripped over a ground pole.

Fell on my ass.
shame selfie. Zoe not impressed.

Giggle.

The lady was absolutely mortified (for existing, apparently) and I was dying laughing.

Zoe was pretty confused why I was not on her anymore. I smooshed her smooshy face, then got back on.
U HOKAY MOM
ZB WILL GET ON THIS
So there you go. Apparently bolting OTTB doesn't begin to unseat me, but slightly side stepping baby draftie is my undoing.

And yes, if I was sitting up and riding and MARCH NOT TOODLE and ONETWOTHREEFOUR, I probably wouldn't have fallen off. Oh well. Had to happen sometime. 

40 comments:

  1. that might be the best first fall ever

    your marching not toodling self chastising made me laugh

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  2. Best kind of fall, since they have to happen to us all at some point! 😉

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    1. Oh totally. I appreciate getting it out of the way before it got built up into a thing in my mind.

      Also this might be the first time this decade I fell off not in a jumping lesson?

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  3. Great story, good you can laugh about it

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  4. That's like the most uneventful fall ever. Clearly Zoe is an angel.

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    1. Clearly. She didn't even try to walk off.

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  5. ha ha ha! My favorite part is you didn't "fall" until you tripped over the pole. Totally what I would do...

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  6. LOL it's the tripped over the pole part that gets me.

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  7. couches are tough to sit on :) HA HA HA glad you are okay :) too funny!

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    1. Come to think of it, I haven't fallen off my couch at home, tho I probably would if it spooked at someone.

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  8. bahahaha. LOVE ZB SMOOSHYFACE. Also, only laughing because you laughed first.

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    1. Laughing is definitely the best response.

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  9. Those round barrels will get you. Now that I think of it, the only time I've come off a horse was riding bareback on mutton withered barrels. One of those times the horse wasn't even moving.

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    1. Oh honey. I have come off so many ways. I think this is my easiest fall of all time.

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  10. Props for landing on your feet. Those damn ground poles get a person every time.

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  11. hahaha, that's awesome and sounds totally like something I would do

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  12. I got bucked off my couch once. In my defense, there was cold medicine and a fever involved.

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  13. ZB says all the better to smoosh you, also you need withers to keep you on ;)

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    1. Apparently the possibility exists that withers will show up. I am not opposed.

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  14. LOL!
    I had a similar fall this week! After not coming off for oh 5 years (I think), and some very near nasty misses on Mister. I always thought when I eventually come off it'll be from his tripping and I'll flip over his neck cos it's almost happened several times - leggy TB plus momentum plus trip = Buh-bye! His neck has always saved me.

    This week we come into a leeettle etty cross (we're regularly jumping twice this height). He puts on the brakes, I go up his neck (as usual), he stands there (as usual), both myself and my friend who was watching think I've got it, I'll stay on. At which point, my dear horse takes a step backwards and drops his neck. Cue me very very gently rolling down his shoulder and landing on my feet, then falling over. Friend's husband heard us crying from laughter at their house about 500m away.

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    1. Hahaha yeah. I see that in my future too.

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  15. LOL!!! Love how you landed on your feet and THEN tripped and fell!!! I am laughing with you, not at you! I swear! :)

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    1. I'm pretty special. Not just anyone can pull that off. :p

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  16. It's probably because she's so impeccably groomed, you just slid right off of there! A little dirt adds some grip...
    Glad you're ok and the falling off was non dramatic! Stupid rail should have moved itself out of the way!

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    1. But she's not impeccably groomed. Thx for the vote of confidence anyways.

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  17. ROFLMAO. Tripped over a grounpole. That is totally something I would do lol

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