I admit it.
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to ride a mechanical bull.
And every time I’ve had the opportunity……..
My thoughts went something like,
“I could get hurt and not be able to ride tomorrow”
“The individual running it might be drunk and could get me killed”
” I ride dangerous horses in a dangerous sport I should probably stick to that.”
In the end I reasoned that if I got hurt doing something so stupid I just couldn’t live with it…….
and I’ve managed to talk myself out of it, every single time.
Besides mechanical bulls…..
I’m also obsessed with safety in our sport and particularly rider & horse falls. The fact that I’ve had a serious fall and own some extensive facial hardware thanks to it…..
may, or may not, have something to do with my passion on the topic.
I’ve read every single safety article, study reference, video review……..I comb through all the data I can find.
I LOVE data.
Yeah, that Data too, but you know what I meant.
So when I saw the LandSafe team set up at the Ocala Horse Trial this weekend………
I could see from across the park that they had a mechanical horse set up to simulate falls. I nearly sprinted over there.
Bad Eventer had found her chance to finally justify getting on that “mechanical bull”!
This was about safety!
And I get to fall off a mechanical horse onto a super soft landing.
I could NOT sign up fast enough!
And the Bad Event Groom got volun-told to sign up with me!