Falling off horses is unfortunately part and parcel of working in the equine industry. I seem to have had my fair share of mishap recently, something my non-horsey friends find a constant source of amusement.
None more so than my friend Jo, who after hearing about my second fall of the week - thank you Murphy - sent me this clip of a jockey 'staying on'. I can almost picture her scribing the email and chuckling away to herself, mocking my recent flying lessons.
This is a very impressive bit of riding and after studying it time and time again I think it is time to show my horse Murphy. If I can train him to pick his head up as I am hurtling towards the ground, I may stand a chance of putting this into practice.
I hope you enjoy as much as I did,