I met a woman who jumps her horse and who had a serious accident during a jump. She fell off her horse onto the hard ground. She has a metal plate through her entire pelvis. And she is still riding. I realize how dangerous horses can be but it only makes me be more careful when I ride Zum on the trails.


Four things are needed for me to gentle a young, wild horse like Zum: patience, mindfulness, encouragement and warmth.


My desire to succeed and enjoy myself on the trails with Zum is becoming stronger than the fear of Zum bucking me off!