Bad Eventer goes to the LandSafe – Reducing Rider Risk Clinic – Part 1

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I admit it.

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I’ve ALWAYS wanted to ride a mechanical bull.

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And every time I’ve had the opportunity……..

My thoughts went something like,

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“I could get hurt and not be able to ride tomorrow”

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“The individual running it might be drunk and could get me killed”

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” I ride dangerous horses in a dangerous sport I should probably stick to that.”

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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.

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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…..

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may, or may not, have something to do with my passion on the topic.

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I’ve read every single safety article, study reference, video review……..I comb through all the data I can find.

I LOVE data.

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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………

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I could see from across the park that they had a mechanical horse set up to simulate falls. I nearly sprinted over there.

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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.

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I could NOT sign up fast enough!

And the Bad Event Groom got volun-told to sign up with me!

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Click here for Part 2 of Bad Eventer  & the Bad Event Groom go to the LandSafe – Reducing Rider Risk clinic!

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