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post #21 of 32 Old 09-13-2010, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Im not sure where you live but Gillian Rolton fell off 2 or 3 times in cross country at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games and continued to ride on and win Australia gold, and she had a broken collarbone and broken ribs...

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I do not know who Gillian rolton is, but my opinion is that is waaay to dangerous. I am not her trainer or anything, but I would not have done that. If she had a head injury she could've died.sorry off topic)
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hank you sooo much everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so much better!
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i do not know who Gillian rolton is, but my opinion is that is waaay to dangerous. I am not her trainer or anything, but I would not have done that. If she had a head injury she could've died.sorry off topic)

Gillian Rolton is an Australian Olympian. Haha I wasnt saying try to do that!! God no.. I was just implying even Olympians fall off too. So don't feel bad.

P.s I've ridden with cracked ribs and its "really" painfull!! I wouldnt recomend it :P

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Gillian Rolton is an Australian Olympian. Haha I wasnt saying try to do that!! God no.. I was just implying even Olympians fall off too. So don't feel bad.

P.s I've ridden with cracked ribs and its "really" painfull!! I wouldnt recomend it :P
Holy cow, that's impressive...the worst I've ridden with was serious stomach issues (I won't go into detail lol) and I thought I was dying. Of course we were practicing sitting trot that day, which made it much worse :)

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post #25 of 32 Old 09-14-2010, 05:30 AM
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Holy cow, that's impressive...the worst I've ridden with was serious stomach issues (I won't go into detail lol) and I thought I was dying. Of course we were practicing sitting trot that day, which made it much worse :)
that's always how it works isnt it, you have to do the hardest stuff when your not well.. haha. With the cracked ribs I attempted to do a cross country course on a 4yr old.. lets just say it didnt go well. I ended up not finishing.

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post #26 of 32 Old 09-15-2010, 01:26 PM
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Stella--what is your defination of head injury? Most people still will continue to play their sport with a mild to moderate concussion (hockey, soccer, lacrosse, football etc) with no harm done. I am sure that as an Olympic level rider, Ms. Rolton would have known if she could or could not have gotten back on her horse.

As to the OP, I have been riding since I was 5, except for a few years at the end of high school and into my early twenties(15ish years maybe altogether...??), and still do not consider myself a "good" rider. I do well, but I still make mistakes, still ask questions, still try to absorb all the knowledge I can from other more experienced riders and trainers.
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Jumping at her 6th lesson isn't good at all.

It took me about a year (riding ever other day) to begin to jump at a trot. It takes time but once you start jumping you will realize why it took so many lessons to build up your riding for jumping.
really? For me it was 1st lesson, walk. 2nd lesson, trot. 3rd lesson, canter. 4th lesson jump! And that was me riding every week. In a riding school. Most of that was in-hand for the first times though. And the jump was about 6 inches high :P

Stella, you sound like you are doing pretty well, ballance comes in time with lots of practice :)

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Stella--what is your defination of head injury? Most people still will continue to play their sport with a mild to moderate concussion (hockey, soccer, lacrosse, football etc) with no harm done. I am sure that as an Olympic level rider, Ms. Rolton would have known if she could or could not have gotten back on her horse.
I was just thinking about this famous lady(singer?) that was skiing and had an accident. Said she was fine but died of undiagnosed head injury later. Not horse riding, but skiing and horse riding are both about as dangerous.(sorry off topic)
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I'm not saying it can't happen....anything can happen. I could trip over my own feet walking causing me to fall and hit my head. I'm not going to stop walking because of it, but be more careful about where I walk.

Did this accident happen in the states or Canada? The one that comes to mind when you mentioned this was married to a famous actor....? I don't think she continued to ski, but was taken to hospital later that day because she had other injuries as well as head trauma(I think, not 100% sure). She also wasn't a professional athlete.... PRO athletes would hopefully not put themselves into anymore danger then neccessary for their sport. Again, it could happen...but it is their life they are risking.
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post #30 of 32 Old 09-17-2010, 11:14 PM
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nono don't worry! I jumped after almost a year and my first jump was an inch off the ground! Haha! After that I felt like a pro! Lol jk! My other friend has a different instructor and has been riding for more than 2 years and still hasn't jumped yet! So don't worry about it!
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