This week’s “Oh $h!t” moment is brought to us by reader Courtney Motylinski. The scene of the crime is a first-ever cross-country school with her 5 year old Swedish Warmblood.
Courtney sends the following explanation:
“He had only been jumping for about three months at this time and was generally a very confident and brave jumper. Turns out, I had a MUCH different horse outside of the ring.”
She concludes, “It was a wild time that day. I couldn’t get back on, but my trainer did, and he took everything like a trooper. Someday, he will be a cross country machine!!”
Thank you so much, Courtney, for sharing your horrifying cross-country experience. We love your spirit, and we think your green-bean has a bright future ahead of him as a event horse–look at him cracking that back! Growing pains can be a pain in the neck (literally!) but all that hard work and perseverance will pay off tenfold in the end.
As is tradition, let us now commemorate your moment with a special song, Delilah-style. Courtney, this one goes out to you:
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