I have the best Monday Fail for you guys today! So it finally happened. I fell off Rio. I always knew this day would come, but I kind of assumed it’d be like something out of the blue, a freak thing. Instead, it was in a run of the mill lesson over a jump I’d already jumped several times that day. #mybad #whoops.
Prepare yourself, and make sure you’re not drinking coffee when you read this, or it may come out your nose!
Trainer asked if I wanted help leading Rio back to the barn, and this GHM meme flashed through my mind:
I quickly responded that thank you but no, I am fine, and I want to get back on and do it again. Thankfully, Rio was completely fine once I got back on, and acted like nothing had happened. We went again, and jumped it with no problems. Thank goodness he doesn’t hold a grudge!
Huge thank you to my friend Liana for catching my first fall off of Rio on video. If you are going to fall, you may as well do in spectacular fashion, and you should also make sure to get media of it!
Now for the good part- the video! Enjoy!!
As you can see, it was a simple miscommunication about where we were going to jump. I saw NO distance whatsoever, and I think my brain was on board for the add even though I was unsure because there was essentially no room for an add. Pretty sure Rio thought to save our asses and leave from the long spot, which I felt him preparing for so I decided to go with it, but then he hesitated hard and I went flying up his neck. 1000% my fault for riding the worst distance in the history of riding. Whoops!
For the record, I’m a bit sore today but otherwise totally fine. I did hit my head decently well though, and I’ll be looking into getting a new helmet. I might be sold on those Trauma Void helmets, I’m hoping they fit my head shape.
I’ll be sharing the rest of the lesson media tomorrow- including jumping that fence correctly LOL.
Happy Monday Fail y’all!!!