MY BARN IS DONE THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
I do dumb things with Bella. I’ve slid off her butt to dismount before. I’ve laid down on her back. I’ve sat behind the saddle and laid on her butt. I don’t do it for attention like so many Instagrammers do, I do it when I get bored.
Things you will never hear me say:
"It’s not dangerous! I trust Bella she won’t do anything to hurt me."
I trust Bella not to hurt me on purpose. She wouldn’t hurt anyone on purpose. You can’t trust a horse not to spook and smash your face in. You can’t trust a horse not to put their head down to sniff the ground, throw your balance off, and cause you to fall. You can’t trust a horse to not act like a horse. They are animals of prey, and domesticating them does not change that.
I do “dangerous” things. But I know their dangerous, and if I were to get hurt, I know it’d be no one’s fault but my own. The fault in those things lies in crossing the line between risk and just being stupid, putting the horse in danger with you, or creating the delusion that you won’t get hurt.
Thank you! You just made my day. :)