We’re nearing A at a trot. Two students are approaching from the opposite direction. They’re leading their mounts. Suddenly, we’re aloft! Simultaneously my mount farts and startles herself.

Dressage Rider “What was that?!” Laughter bubbling out.

Instructor “She thought the beam of light from the door was a pole and jumped it.” Joining in my laughter.

Dressage Rider “Really? Well, she farted and spooked herself.”

It’s always good to end a lesson with laughter.