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Wild Ride: Aussie Jockey Displays Horsemanship After Bridle Breaks During Race

It started out as just another race on the card last Friday at Murwillumbah Racecourse in Queensland for jockey Laura Cheshire, but it quickly became one she'll never forget. Just a few strides out of the starting gate, the bridle broke on her horse, Secret Blend, and Cheshire had no way to control the gelding.

According to Horse Racing Only, once Secret Blend's bridle broke, the horse took Cheshire on an eventful three-lap tour of the racecourse. If it hadn't been for Cheshire's horsemanship and athleticism, a serious accident may have occurred. Thankfully, both horse and rider returned safely.

In an interview with Horse Racing Only, Cheshire described in detail what happened and how she reacted to the situation.

“It all started about fifty meters out of the barriers. I felt my right rein go and I thought, ok, I've broken a rein here,” Cheshire said. “Then, probably a stride later I watched the bridle come straight back over the horse's head and down its neck.”

“My first thoughts were … 'I feel like I'm being punked here. This is a joke'.”

Read more at Horse Racing Only

 

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