I was thinking this morning about a very embarrassing moment for me! My friend had a mare and we decided I was going to ride her bareback. She was going to lead me through the pasture since we didn’t take time to saddle and bridal her. I told my friend since she tended to be a little dramatic lol WHATEVER HAPPENS DONT SCREAM! So as she was leading the horse for some reason I looked away and looked back up and she led me under a tree and a huge limb! I guess she missed calculated my height on the horse 🤣. I screamed lol. So the mare bucked and off I flew and landed on my right hip. I was in so much pain and very embarrassed because her big brother saw the entire thing. So here comes big brother to help me up. I jumped up like I was all good but I hurt so bad I could barely breathe. This fall hurt me pretty bad. For two months I could barely sit in a chair.
Two momths went by after that stupidity of mine and I was asked to ride a green broke colt. The guy had a couple he needed to put time on and so since I had a major crush on the guy well of course I Cowgirled up and got back in the saddle. Guess what happened lol!! Well you guessed it!! That colt broke out into a buck like we was at the NFR and he was suppose to be doing that. Thank the Lord this time I was in a saddle. But before he got too out of control I decided hey I’m jumping this time. So I did and I landed on my feet! Boy I was so proud of myself. Until that horrible pain shot though my hip! The guy said just so you know it’s better to land on your backside than feet. I was like ummmm what??? He said that jars your back way harder than landing on your padded behind. First of all I wasn’t too sure what he was trying to say there 🤣 lol. But I got the message with my body’s reaction to that jar from my feet all the way up!
I spent 8 years as a single lady! Oh I dated here and there and each time I would walk away from it and believe for someone who fit in my life better. Two and half years ago I thought I found that fit! “The One”. We dated a year and was married for 11 months before I had to jump out of that saddle. The marriage looked amazing to outsiders. It was far from it. Oh we had our amazing moments but the ride was one hell of a ride. Jealousy, envy and strife was a major issue from the get go! The Bible says where those things are there will be all kinds of confusion. Physical violence became part of a coping mechanism for these things. I was totally heartbroken and angry at myself for this out of control ride.
I had gotten on and taken off on a journey with the wrong gear! I didn’t make sure that there was maturity and a solid foundation of teaching and training with my choice. See a horse can look amazing and you can fall in love by the looks and a few little movements you watch them make. How many people purchase a horse to find out it has a bad attitude and dangerous habits or that you as a rider are not trained well enough for that mount.
When I was a kid my parents purchased me a horse. His name was Bo. He was a great horse or so it appeared lol. He was great with adults. However he would run sideways with me and ram me into the fence. Then I walked through our plowed garden and he decided to lay down and role over with me trying to get off of him. If that ground had not been plowed who knows if I would be alive today. So what appeared to be a perfect match was a very dangerous one. We had to sale him and I was so heart broken.
Just like my right hip has always given me issues since that fall, there has been moments of excruciating pain and moments of a tinge of reminder! The little tinges of pain may always be the case in life BUT GOD!
I refuse to miss out on a ride and journey of a lifetime because of the wrong situation or choices in my life! I WILL ALWAYS GET BACK IN THE SADDLE!
Cowgirl N Up In Him