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Adventures in Horseback Riding

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A little while ago I wrote a post about my inexperience in camping.  Another thing that I had not done in forever is riding horses.  For about a year when I was 12 we had ponies, and some friends and family had horses, so I rode horses on a semi-regular basis.  As an adult I had been on a horse exactly ZERO times.

My grandparents have horses, and Michael had NEVER rode a horse (or even a pony at the fair!) so I figured it was high time to get back in the saddle (pun most certainly intended).  Turns out that was a TERRIBLE plan.

One of my grandparents horses had sores on her belly, so she couldn't have a saddle put on her.  The horse that was able to be ridden is a brat.  My cousin put the saddle on the horse for us and my brother and Michael each took a turn riding.  The horse was being super bratty that day, and wouldn't really leave the fence, but when I got on her I got her to all the way across the field..  I was pretty proud of myself, but my victory was short lived.  VERY short lived.

I have been riding horses since before I could walk, but I still suck at it!


Oh, one thing I forgot to mention (and it will be quite relevant in a minute): my mom was outside with us.

Anyway, the horse and I were out at the edge of the field and once I turned her around, she decided to GALLOP back to the fence.  I was not prepared for this.  So I did what any reasonable person would do.  Grabbed the saddle horn, held on for dear life, and screamed for my mom.

Yup, you read that right.  Not only did I make a stupid mistake and instead of pulling back on the reins like a normal person, I grabbed the saddle horn, but I also screamed for my mom.  Which is both embarrassing and ineffective.  I mean what on earth could my mom do at that point?

And to add insult to insult (thankfully there was no injury), the extremely bouncy gait combined with my surprise made me pee in my pants (or rather my mom's pants since I was borrowing them) a little bit.

Your turn!  Share an embarrassing story so I don't feel like the only ridiculous person!

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