#EventerFailFriday: Not Failin’ If You’re Sailin

Horses and riders have been flying through the air since long before Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the first successful airplane. Sometimes they soar through the air together, their bodies merged as a single bird soaring on the wind …

… and other times, they fly solo.

Sometimes they don’t flap their wings quite hard enough.

I finally have a #failfriday that's truly worth sharing. Thank you @pixelponyphotography for documenting what is probably the most terrifying, embarrassing, and triumphant moment of my life. And thank you, Five, for being so athletic, quick on your feet, and determined to not let either of us fall. ***Five was not hurt in any way. He finished the course amazingly, was sound all day and the next, and jumped boldly the next day in stadium. This was a costly mistake made by me by misjudging the distance to the A element of the last ABC combination on the course and I just buried him too deep. Needless to say, I will not make this mistake again and Five deserves hero status, especially for being so tolerant and finishing the course with me 😶 #gofivego #sorryfivesorry #thankyoufivethankyou #learningopportunity #eventerfailfriday

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And other times, they never even make it off the ground.

Do you think the Wright Bros. had a 100% success rate when it came to flight? Nah. And we eventers might not either, but that won’t stop us from trying.

This one goes out to you, EN.

Fly high. Go Eventing.

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