I'm a good example of why helmets are a good idea.
Breakaway stirrups would probably be a good idea too. But for now I'm still just banking on my boot coming off if I get stuck. Or maybe I'll buy the cheaper breakaways that look stupid...
I am going to buy a breastcollar tomorrow, and take advantage of Troxel's helmet replacement program.
What happened? My saddle rolled. I went splat, and Tonka ran and bucked for a few minutes but then calmed down and I led him around with his belly saddle. (Dad, if you read this, your saddle is mostly okay... Just need to replace a screw. Amy told me I should tell you I still want to buy it but I don't think it's worth as much now. Haha.) I did get back on for a while. Oh, and I should point out it totally wasn't Tonka's fault this time. Well, maybe a little... My sister said he jumped after the saddle rolled but before I came off. I don't know, I was busy deciding just exactly when to bail. But it wasn't his fault the saddle rolled.
I thought I was fine, but the longer I sit here, the more I hurt. Dang it.
Bella went with us today. She didn't like it one bit.