riding the wild pony

Riding the wild pony is an idiom used to refer to someone who is determined to remain with something, no matter the consequences which may come as a result of it. If you are riding the wild pony, you are committed to it, even if it is wild, bad for you, or comes with its own set of risks. Riding a wild pony is usually done by someone who is adventurous and willing to risk the consequences.