Isabella357 wrote:When downhill skiing, I was gawking at somebody that had biffed it on the slope thinking of how embarrassing it must be for them, so I didn't take a curve as sharply as I should have. I went off the side of the trail which was a straight drop and ended up with my skis caught in a tree with me dangling upside down for everyone that passed to see. One guy biffed it at the end of the curve for gawking which made me feel slightly better, but it took me awhile to get both boots unclipped and then I had to climb up the tree in heavy boots to retrieve my skis. Took at least 15 or 20 minutes.
I also hit some corners of barrels growing up, so it's nice to hear that I'm not alone in that. I also biffed it in front of a crowd of people while competing in some games with my horse. We were doing this one called Kansas Leadback where you essentially run your horse as fast as it can go to the end of the arena, dismount, and run back while leading your horse. I am not a real great runner or really fast, but my horse was, so I figured we had a chance. I was already dismounted and running back as the other horses arrived, but I fell down in those slippery cowboy boots and got a mouthful of dirt. I didn't catch myself because I had one hand on my hat and the other holding the reins of the horse running behind me. Knocked the wind out of me and really hurt my pride. I did come in fourth despite all that thanks to the horse's lead... hahaha
landing in a tree upside-down sounds really scary:0
I had a big scare horse back-riding once. we were up in a desert town in Canada riding in a rural area by a lake and the horse i was on flipped out, starting galloping in the water toward barbed wire fence extending into the lake. one of the guys we were with helped me get control but i thought he was going to run into the barbed wire and almost peed my pants.lol