Thank goodness for heroes

Sunday, April 1st, 2007
Today, I had a near death experience that will no doubt change me forever. I will certainly never ride a horse again. I have never really liked horses anyway; now I have good reason.

This afternoon, after church and shopping, I agreed to take my daughters horseback riding.  Everything was going fine until my horse started bouncing out of control.  I tried with all my might to hang on, but I started to slide out of the saddle. Just when things could not possibly get worse, my foot got caught in the stirrup.  I fell head first to the ground. Fortunately, I  hit my head on the horse riding next to me. This broke my fall as my head hit the ground. With my foot still stuck in the stirrup, my head continued to bounce harder and harder as the horse did not stop or even slow down. I tried to scream for help but the blood rushed to my head and I could barely make a sound. I tried to reach for the reigns, dangling in front of me, but everything kept turning around and around.

Just as I was giving up hope and losing consciousness...

the Walmart manager came and unplugged the ride.  

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April Fools!

Discussion/Comments (3):

Thank goodness for heroes

LOL! :-D Good one Eric...I'm reading this a day late, so you had me going there for awhile! Cheers...

Posted at 4/2/2007 4:05:48 AM by Chris Blatnick


Thank goodness for heroes

That's very funny Eric.

Reminds me of when I was a little kid and I pulled an April Fool's on my mother. She always wanted us to call her after school to tell her what was in the U.S. mail. I guess she couldn't wait until she came home from work to see what great things landed. So it was a ritual to call her after school and read aloud what was in the mail.

One time on April Fool's, when I was about 10 years old, I was reporting on the daily mail and told her something arrived with the return address "IRS Audit Department." Dead silence on the other end.

Well, at least I thought it was funny. She *might* be laughing about it now. Or not.

Posted at 4/2/2007 1:47:30 PM by Kelly


re: Thank goodness for heroes

He he. Kinda hard to top this, though...

http://www.ericmackonline.com/ICA/blogs/emonline.nsf/dx/ultra-wide-screen-tablet-pc-heaven

Posted at 4/2/2007 3:15:20 PM by Eric Mack



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