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Good For a Laugh!

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  • Good For a Laugh!

    I am about to set myself up as the "butt" of a joke.

    I recently rode in the AEC's. Due to many mistakes by the office and scoring, I was not at my best for my SJ round. Finding myself in 4th place may have contributed to the pressure, too.

    For a huge belly laugh, go to www.shannonbrinkman.com, click on the 2011 AEC's and scroll down to Lowelle (flying Wallenda) Messner. When you get to SJ, you will see about what I am talking.

    It was a full moon at the AEC's, "butt" I did not have to re-enact it. LOL!

    If you cannot laugh at yourself......
    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

  • #2
    Great save!!!
    1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.


    • #3
      Amazing technique!
      R.I.P. Eagles Hill. 4/6/00-12/10/11.


      • #4
        Nice stick! At least you stayed on, I was plowing the back 40 with my nose at Mayfest. And I had TWO rails at Flying Cross. Not that I'm trying to one up you or anything!


        • #5
          You stayed on after that? You're my new hero.

          That is an EPIC picture.
          Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


          • #6
            Please please please tell me you bought this as an 8x10 and had it framed and hung in a place of honor!
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            VW sucks.


            • Original Poster

              Actually, my DH got the same shot, but at a different angle. I thought that only my left foot was lying on Tessie's croup. The Shannon Brinkman photo told the whole story.

              You have to love my mare. She did not even blink and her ears stayed forward, locked on the next fence through my "airs above the ground/horse".
              When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


              • #8
                Gawd, you didn't even lose your stirrups!
                "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                Spay and neuter. Please.


                • #9
                  I would so buy that picture! Great save


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AnotherShotEventing View Post
                    You stayed on after that? You're my new hero.

                    That is an EPIC picture.


                    Carrots and peppermints by the truck load for your wonderful mare---she kept you on AND left the rails up! Mine would have put me in the dirt!!!!
                    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GingerJumper View Post
                      You stayed on after that? You're my new hero.

                      That is an EPIC picture.
                      Ditto! You definitely need to buy that photo!! Actually buy the series for that jump so you can show you stayed on lol.
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                      • #12
                        Auburn, that there is a classic photo. Tess just gave you back all the time you gave her when she was sick. Can't believe you stayed in the tack, whoo hoo.


                        • #13
                          Amazing form over that fence! Your pony gets double treats everyday for ever!


                          • #14
                            Great save and stickability! What caused your, um, superman pose?
                            "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

                            So, the Zen Buddhist says to the hotdog vendor, "Make me one with everything."


                            • #15
                              OMG girl!! Great save!!


                              • #16
                                WWWWWEEEEEEEEE!!! I can fly!!!



                                take your pick, I prefer WWEEEEE!!!!


                                • Original Poster

                                  We got in too deep and I jumped ahead. I believe that Denny calls it a heliocopter jump.

                                  Can't you see me hovering in the air?
                                  When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                                  • #18
                                    Wow! I'm so totally impressed that you managed to get your legs back on either side of the horse and right yourself in the saddle! Well done!! *high five*


                                    • #19
                                      I give it a "10."

                                      But way to stay balanced in the air and land straight back down. And I agree, framed 8x10 is in order.


                                      • #20
                                        What they said. Woo, hoo!
                                        --Becky in TX
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