When you go into Eye of the Storm battle ground you start on a rock.
Now this rock is high enough up that if you fall you lose half your health or more. I go from about 11k health to 4k odd.
There is a trick to jumping off so you don’t lose any health at all. Im speaking from Alliance Starting point, but It looks like the Horde Rock is of similar structure.
Firstly you don’t need to take the jump ‘slow’ as long as your riding at ‘normal’ riding speed you shouldn’t overshoot.
However.. If you are wearing your riding crop, or have a pally with crusader on you will go too fast and will most likely overshoot unless you are very careful as to the angle you jump at. .
The Trick to Jumping sucessfully is that as soon as your mounts feet hits the Base rock you reverse your direction and jump backward in the direction of the main rock. The best Place I find to jump is the right hand corner of the rock, its slighly lower and the angle is more friendly if you happen to be fast.
While getting off the rock first won’t win you any prizes, and there is fun to be had just to sail off flying towards the ground.. ( and people do like to fall.. just check out the Aldor Lift in Shatt for all the bones.. ) If you can get off the rock with full health your more likely to be of use to the rest of the team. There is no point charging at Fel Reaver Ruins when your only half health,