The good news is that the emergency ripcord system on the saddlechariot and bannedwaggon, works in extremis. The bad news is that the sort of time you really need it is when you are being dragged under a flipped over bannedwaggon into a concrete block wall by a panicking pony. This tends to be painful, the wall is definitely looking the worse for wear, and the bits I can't see, feel like hell. The bits I can see, look euchy.
But the second I pulled the ripcord, Obama was released and went 20 feet before standing and waiting for me to extricate myself.
He is fine and unmarked, the bannedwaggon is scratched.
Photos in the next day or so when I feel keener on life and have got Obama back to a nice quiet field where he can chill for a bit.
To see some of my marginally more organised rants, try these links. If all else fails, try hitting them with whips. It works with horses, doesn't it? http://sites.google.com/site/wehithorsesdontwe/ http://saddlechariot.comlu.com/index.php