I Get Knocked Down
Something light hearted today!
At the show a few weeks ago, one of our green horses had a green horse moment at his first show and a good rider came off. That’s not really that unusual of a story, but the epic save she almost had is what makes it blog worthy.
I got permission from this rider (who you can tell from the photos is an excellent sport) to share the photo series with you all.
My favorite part is Dial’s face at the end. “Whoops?”
Horse and rider are totally fine and will live to see another hunter class another day. 2’0″ hunters… more exciting than you think!
36 thoughts on “I Get Knocked Down”
The fact that the horse is just standing there completely unphased… he’s gonna be a good one once he gets some miles!!! 🙂
He is a sweet, sweet boy. Just a baby learning the ropes 🙂
I must agree! Since he’s my sweet baby guy!
Oh Dial. He is just the cutest.
I’m so glad she let you share this with the world.
The giant grin on her face the whole time slays me. I don’t know her but I immediately want to be her friend because of that!
I know! I think we all want to buy her a margarita!
My favorite thing about this is that the rider is cheesing the WHOLE TIME. Sportsmanship award to her! Bravo!
Oh man, she almost had it!! That was a nail-biting photo series! Lol I love that she was smiling the whole time. Way to not let it get to you!!
ANYONE who can smile while they’re in the middle of a fall is a champ! And that’s one saint of a horse to not just take off.
Great attempt at salvaging a fall!!! Glad she let you share!
Ahahaha! I have totally had that exact moment. It’s always a funny fall. 🙂 What a good sport! I think her smile the whole way down is the best part.
I love the one pic where the horse is looking back like “Um….I appear to be missing something?!!”
The rider is a great sport! Love the smile on her face in the landing shot 😛
Haha, wow. So close!
Wow, that is some serious talent to have a perfectly photogenic smile the entire time, LOL! I look like a zombie having a seizure in every photo…when things are going well. I salute the mad prowess!
I am endlessly amused by seizuring zombie face! If there was an award for Best Impression of A Preternatural Being Having A Medical Emergency Whilst Riding, you would win it hands down!
I just make regular boring derp faces. :-/
Fortunately I’ve had lots of practice to become adept at laughing at myself, heh.
Damn, look at her… even dumped on the ground, she’s still grinning. Kudos, my dear!
Um, this is adorable. So glad there are good sports in the world to give us such excellent blog fodder!
Her smile on the way down is hilarious.
Whoops! So close, and yet…
That is a really cool series of photos!! The horse is like … wait… where’s the rider? AW SHOOT. <3
So glad she’s a good sport and let you post these. So great! Love the smile and tongue out at the end.
omg their combined expressions are PRICELESS!!!! also i may or may not be somewhat jealous of her core strength for hanging on as long as she did lol
Hangin’ on, hangin’ on, HANGIN’ ON….NOPE. I like this person and horse. They look like awesome.
SO CLOSE! This is such a cute series of photos!
Love the grin she has on her face the whole way down.
So glad she was willing to share! We’ve all been there. Though I’m impressed that she fell off backwards! That’s a rare feat!
Oh man, her huge smile is awesome! I would not be so happy about that sort of thing.
Horse was like, wait, what just happened hahah!
My favorite picture is the last one! Both horse and rider just grinning at the camera
That’s priceless! I love how the rider is smiling despite doing a full 360. I was expecting a “Ta-Daa!” Shot showing her sticking the landing. And what a boy! Love the “Sorry, Mom. My bad.” look he’s got.
We have all been there. Hanging on, thinking we can “save it” this time and we’re not coming off. Then there is always that moment when we realize, No I can’t. Not this time.
To see her smiling all the way down shows class, grace and style. Shit happens. It happens to the best of us. Glad nobody was hurt. He’s a cute horse.
That gal is my new hero. I love her facial expressions and the horse looks hilarious at the end. Nice photography work there, Lauren.
I am so jealous! Every time I come off, I look around like “did anyone catch that on camera? Pleeeaaaze?”
Can’t believe she is smiling through the whole thing! Hope her bum recovers!
I typically cuss up a storm when I feel myself coming off!