Wednesday 8th January 1879
Doc went over to C to have a horse shod did not feel inclined to go with him. He came back after dinner when E Doc and I proposed riding over to C and join the ladies out riding. A fresh horse was got up for me which was supposed to be a very quiet one. I hardly got on him and walked him a few yards before he stopped. I touched him with my heel when he bucked sent me and saddle flying.