Animals Video

By Joe McFarlane

One unlucky rider was comically sent flying 20 feet through the air as his horse abruptly stopped half way around a course of jumps.

When he’s not working in the stressful world of Forex day trading, Gary Phillips, 28, likes to blow off steam by riding horses.

However on one Monday morning in a friend’s backyard Gary took quite the tumble.

Riding the aptly named Monday Madness, the four-year-old male horse abruptly stopped, causing Gary to fall from the stallion.

After flying 20 feet through the air, Gary luckily had a soft landing, resulting in no major injuries from the comical accident.

Gary said: “It was ok in the end because I landed in soft bushes.”