Yay ! Well done him . I got the biggest telling off of my life from my mum at a XC event when I was young , reckless and basically bullied the pony into taking off from a standstill to try and clear a hay rack, which was a really really stupid idea . Pony leapt , got stuck in the middle of it , dumped me over her shoulder , knocked me out cold , and then managed to disentangle herself from jump and stand by me looking worried till the fence judge reached us .
I got away with concussion , a busted collar bone , and severe earache from my mother who despite being half a mile from the fence , pretty much beat the marshals there ..
DH bought me the point two jacket last Xmas . It was a condition of me carrying on doing the dangerous stuff !