Memorable fall from a Horse.

Although this blog pertains mainly to Electric Fencing and Environment issues, I have other pursuits to comment on. I have ridden horses for as long as I can remember and have photo’s of me on a horse in nappies – a very long time ago.

I was reading another blog where the writer was describing his first fall off a horse, to be honest I cannot recall my first fall as there were so many but I can certainly describe the most memorable.

It occurred in a practise game of polocrosse taking place at Rhodesdale club in Zimbabwe when I was in possession of the ball and heading full gallop to the goal when my buddy Andy Watson came across at virtually right angles, we collided and all four ended up on the ground in a cloud of dust and bodies. Lying there all I heard was a soft laugh coming from the midst of the cloud  and the words “That stopped you…”

Fortunately we were all OK and only superficial damage to a saddle was evident. However I made sure Andy bought me a beer.

Another very scary occasion occurred when I was on a casual ride on the property we had when cantering round a corner I came upon a family of cheetah sunning themselves on the path. As we were less than 5 meters away from them they exploded into action and the horse exploded in the opposite direction. How I stayed on I will never know as his reaction to being in amongst a group of predators was violent. Fortunately the cheetah were as surprised as the horse and ran in the opposite direction but the adrenaline was flowing and the heart was pounding.

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Agrisellex association with Electric fencing began 31 years ago in Central Africa where electric fencing was used to assist farmers, wildlife conservation entrepreneurs to control all aspects of African wildlife. We moved to the UK in 2000 and have become involved in all aspects of English Electric Fencing over these 13 years. Agrisellex has a long association with horizont Agrartechnik gmbh. This German company has been producing Electric fencing products for 60 years and is synonymous with German quality. Find us on Google+
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