A few weeks ago the inevitable happened; Mia was kicked by another horse and then thrown from the horse she was riding. If you follow me on FaceBook, you might have seen a picture of her sitting on the treatment table at Kid Med. A week later, she was right back on that same horse getting back in the saddle and conquering that mountain! She wasn't really "thrown" from Dundie, just to be clear. He reared in order to kick the other horse who kicked him (and Mia) back and in the process, Mia lost the struggle and came down his back.
I used the Basic Flowers digital cut file from Just Nick as well as my favorite font file (Handcut Letters) as support to the pictures and story for my layout documenting this big moment. A big flower and a big moment together, seemed fitting. I saved the negative from this piece of paper and have a plan for it. Stay tuned for that layout, a little further down the pike.
That camera pocket card is something I had left over from my February Cocoa Daisy kit. I didn't get many of the embellishments from the Pink Paislee Memorandum collection that I used here so this was the perfect complement to the page.
The digital die cut letters from a few of the patterned papers were perfect for the title on this page only they got a little lost without the doodled black outline as you see here. A label cut from one of the patterned papers served at the perfect "shelf" for the words "in the", leaving "back" and "saddle" as the main focus of the title.
So I am told that a "real rider" isn't a real rider until s/he has been thrown from a horse 10 times... That is just horrifying to me. I don't really think a horse has that intent when somebody is on their back - to throw. I would like to think, perhaps naively, that there is always something else going on. Like in this situation where the horse was defending itself. Dundie didn't rear to thrown Mia off. Based on that scenario, I'm going to say she survived this inevitable equestrian mishap, learned a valuable lesson and we're moving a stronger, better rider.