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23 Embarrassing Equestrian Moments That Are Actually Super Relatable

"Yeah, not the photo I'll be sending into Jumping Clinic."

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1. As we have established, equestrian sports take an incredible amount of skill.

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2. But even when you're riding at an Olympic level, things don't always go as planned.

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3. Maybe your horse is like, "Hey, this looks like a fun thing to actually just walk over."

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4. Or, "I would like to place my belly riiiiight here."

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5. Or the equally baffling, "I'm just gonna sort of jump the nonexistent side of that."

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6. Maybe you find yourself doing The Neck Hug For Dear Lifeā„¢.

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7. *Whispers* "Hey buddy, I love you. You're doing a great job."

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8. Or your heart sinks when you realize, in midair, that you've knocked a rail.

(Super slow motion "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!")
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(Super slow motion "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!")

9. There it is all smug on the ground, and you're just like, "Don't even talk to me."

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10. Or your competition in the jumpoff makes a seemingly impossible inside turn and you're just like, "C'mooooon!"

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11. Perhaps you've gotten...

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12. ... a little ahead of yourself.

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13. Or maybe...

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14. ... you've just been...

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15. ... left behind.

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16. And your horse is like, "This is THE perfect time to play rodeo!"

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17. "Yep, yep, yep, NAH."

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18. "You know what would be cool? If I just ran straight through this instead of jumping it."

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19. "Yeah," you think. "Not the photo I'll be sending into Jumping Clinic."

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20. "Oooooohmygod."

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21. "Oh shit. I'm falling. In two-point."

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22. "I know what would make it even better: if I took the bridle with me."

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23. "Ugh, just leave me here."

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Happy riding, everybody!

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