Thrills… & Spills: A Mind of Their Own

Rule #1 of riding, “Keep the horse between yourself and the ground,” is easier said than done.

And it certainly doesn’t help that the animals we’re dealing with are sentient beings with thoughts, opinions and (occasionally bad) ideas all of their own.

Negotiating with them can be tricky and sometimes… let’s just say not everybody is on quite the same page. Exhibit A: These Instagram photos of recent misses, near misses and other assorted “oh dear” moments from the winter circuit.

Por Gabriela Lutz #gabilutzfotografia

A photo posted by Gabriela Lutz – Fotografia (@gabilutzfotografia) on

Me and my account after this update happens ? please please please turn on post notifications and cwd for a spam

A photo posted by marion ✨ (@flyingchangephoto) on

Superman¿?? #2SE

A photo posted by Two Stride Equestrian (@shop2stride) on

Rothchild is my spirit animal #aigmillion #HITSThermal

A video posted by Matilyn Skinner (@matilynskinner) on

since y'all enjoyed the the last pic of this series so much .. lol 5k likes and counting ??

A photo posted by @hs_photography on

Go Jumping.

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