Horse riders are pretty tough. We take the mucking out, fall injuries, and expenses in our stride all for the love of riding.
Paddy Power racing has collated the best tumbles in photos. Some of these riders can relate to, when your horse is totally in charge.
You are cantering around the paddock enjoying the fresh air and suddenly your horse sees the end of a carrot and stops. All we can say is thank God for body protection.
Horse tack is getting more and more advanced. However, nothing seems to help you when your foot is caught in the stirrups and you’re head over heels.
This is a common occurrence amongst show jumpers and sometimes gymkhana participants. Once you lose your balance, there is no saving you.
The flooded paddock
The outside tap is not working yet again, the rental fees are extortionate and to top it off the paddock is flooded. Who would own a horse hey?!
Mud, sand, snow, horses love it all. And never more than when you are decked out in your brand new jodhpurs.
Having been bitten from an over excited mare previously the thought of an equine dentist at work makes me quiver. If horses make light work of carrots, imagine what they can do to your fingers!