I fell off at my first NIHJA show yesterday. My horse decided to duck out of a jump and there was another jump in her way so I thought she would jump it, but she went back to the right and I went left. When I got back up, I’m proud to say I gave my horse a good pat and told her she did good, where as most people would be mad and hit their horse. I hope others who would have done the latter had saw how treating your horse kindly can pay of with friendship and decided to change their ways. Maybe a fall at my first show can make one less bitter horse and rider.