After much delay, I would like to present three videos of me riding a horse who is jumping (not very high jumps).  I was going to say these were videos of me jumping, but, as John has pointed out before, I am not the one doing the jumping. Olive is doing all the work.

These were all taken the morning of July 4th.

We raised the second jump in each set for this last one.

Guys, it is SO much fun.  Even on a day like today when Olive veered right and caught my toe on one of the uprights so that it half twisted me out of the saddle and the upright crashed down behind us and Olive freaked and started to run out and I was scrambling to hang on, calm her down, and NOT fall off.

I was successful at all of those things, so yeah – SO much fun.


  1. The Bunny Butcher

    Gaby: “Ohhhh! I want to do that! I want to go to Oregon so I can ride horses and jump things! …I want to spend the whole summer in Oregon!”
    Me: “Unfortunately, they won’t be there much longer.”
    Gaby: “Well, that’s not surprising.”

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