I've been bucked off, trampled, flung over the front, laid on, stomped, kicked... Heck, I even had my saddle slide under my horse because my cinch wasn't tight enough (ever tried riding a horse from it's belly? ). Nevermind the time Bo and I fell and got stuck in a water rut for an hour. Sounds lik I've been though it all, right? HA. Think again. I invited my friend Laurie over to go trail riding. We trailered out to this place called Hidden Valley because there is a river that runs though (very nice when it's hot out). I was riding my gelding, Bo, and she was riding my mare, Star. Bo is always naughty and I expect that. What I didn't expect, however, was for him to lay down IN the river, while I was on him! Better yet, the jerk started to try and roll! Gotta love 1400lbs plus a roping saddle on your leg! I got him back up and we continued across the river. Once we saw that we couldn't get up over the other side, we decided to turn around and go back the way we came. Mind you, we're still in the water and there are about 50 people down there swimming and hanging out. Anyway, we're walking back, Laurie and Star are ahead, when Star- out of nowhere- starts bucking. I'm not talking crow hop bucking. This was full on PRCA bronc knarly bucking! I thought Laurie was going to save it but, nope. Star threw out a buck with a twist at the end and Laurie fell face first in the river. Star then proceeded to run down the river and about 10 guys went running after her. Laurie was ok... spitting sand out of her mouth and soaked from head to toe, but ok. Her camera actually survived the fall but her phone didn't. The guys brought Star back and we decided it was time to get back to the trailer and go home. That's when Bo figured that if he's going to go down on his left side, he might as well go down on his right, too (his his defense, he may have stepped in a sink hole)! Down we went... He didn't try to roll this time but I was full of sand and water none the less. So there we were... two soaked horses, two soaked girls, and a whole lotta soaked tack. One of the ladies there took our picture. Bo and Star actually look proud of themselves, the snots! I'm never going to say I've done it all again... because who knows what could happen! Here I am pulling my knucklehead up from his first lay down. Laurie in all her wet and sandy glory. The both of us... ready to go home and have a drink!