Because we've all been there...
Lily Allen, 14, had an unexpected dismount from Rain at Otter Creek Farm in Wheeler, Wisconsin, this May.

"The first event of the year is always a bit sticky as the Wisconsin weather doesn't allow for much outdoor practice," said her mother, Jennifer Allen. "This was also their first ever attempt at the training division. Unfortunately the close spot at the corner didn't give Rain much opportunity to clear the obstacle. With some combined air gymnastics, both horse and rider came away unscathed. Thank goodness for air vests and quick-release stirrup irons!"

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