Most Embarrassing moment:
When I first moved to WY, I worked as a parts runner for a Freightliner dealership. That is where I met Jay, who is now my friend and trainer. He had an older horse named Scooter and he told me that I could come out and ride him. So I went. Now of course I had been telling him that I was a good rider (because I thought I was). So I got up on this big old horse, and could barely even stay on him.
Jay says, "I thought you could ride"
I said, "I can, I swear."
Jay says, "Oooookay, and shook his head."
Truth is, I was good at staying on...or I used to be.
Now in my defense I will say that I had not ridden in 3 or 4 years, and I was in a saddle much much too big for me. I was all over the place, poor horse didn't know if I was coming or going!
But I looked like a fool up there for sure. It was pretty embarrassing for me.
A year or so later I was riding Scooter again, this time in the very same Circle Y saddle that I use now (I bought it from Jay's wife) and I had no problem staying on him. We loped around in circles and I was able to really find my seat. So I do know that part of the problem was the saddle that day.
But truthfully I had no idea what I was doing.
I still don't, but now I know that I don't, and that makes it slightly less embarrassing!