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post #11 of 26 Old 12-10-2011, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Feeling sore now owwwieee, but things like this happen. They can be 6 or 16. When I think about it, it was 50% me for sure, my concentration wasn't at its best, two horses were tanking round, one in an out of control canter so was trying to avoid that and she hasn't been worked too much over the last 10 days as I've been away so not entirely horses fault... but still ow xD My trainer slapped me on the back this morning and asked how I was... my paling face said it all!

My worst one I dislocated my shoulder and snapped my humerus (not funny)- no riding for 8 months, and my funniest one was jumping in a paddock and I hit a tree as my horse dodged in the other direction last minute, slid down it, and thankfully had a body protector on, only broke 3 ribs ;D
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post #12 of 26 Old 12-10-2011, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by DuffyDuck View Post

Spyder I wasn't expecting the spin, but at this time I am unsure whether she spun to get me off, or spun because she was about to crash us both in to another horse and or wall! Seems my horse does care about hitting school walls after all!

Its those unexpected spins that get you.

To me they are more dangerous than a rear.
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Glad you are okay & able to laugh about it. Silly youngsters!

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Or fly nearly horizontally without your landing gears down and leave a 5' long skid mark in the arena base with your face/shoulder/elbow/hip/knee...
That's what my last one looked like! My hubby said I looked like I was trying to slide into home plate, at least he refrained from yelling "You're out!" like an ump!

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
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100 falls to make a good rider! How many for great lol?

If I didn't laugh, I'd cry, and probably not get on again... and now its my own horse, I don't have that choice haha!

I dunno Spyder, I've had a few spinners, and if I'm aware they'll do it, thats fine, it was out of the blue and not something I expected. My concentration wasn't 100%, she was being a pain in the back side and it was 6 of one, half a dozen of another... so hopefully it won't happen again. However, rearers I refuse to get on, I helped with the education of a 14hh pony, they said it was fine to be ridden with other horses in the school, the thing bombed, then went straight up twice, and stumbled, my feet were already out of the stirrups and I was leaning over one side of his neck in case he fell on me, he landed, and bombed off again. I had to put him in the corner of a school to jump off!
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I dunno Spyder, I've had a few spinners, and if I'm aware they'll do it, thats fine, it was out of the blue and not something I expected.

I had two rears in my life. Never came off either. One would go up so far that my legs were parallel to the ground. The other had a cold back but I could feel it when it was likely to happen. And most rearers give you warning if you concentrate.

The one spinner I had would do it completely out of the blue and even the best rider would not be able to stay one with this one. Just imagine you are in the "up" position of a post and the horse spun like a reiner in the middle of its fastest spin...I can guarantee you won't stay on.
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Its like those mechanical bulls you get at fairs... good practise I suppose ;D

Like I said, I don't know whether she spun to get me off, or spun to avoid horse/wall. Time will tell. Not bad for 6 months though, being so, what I would consider, behind in her training. Walk was almost two beat when I got her, trot was one speed- dragging, and canter was a couple of strides.

Will have to wait and see- I quite like my body parts and would like to keep them intact!
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I always prefer to do my spontaneous dismounts in outdoor arenas. The thought of having solid walls in my path is very defeating. I'd much rather have room to roll after a lofty flight. Glad you're okay.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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Gotta love those spins. Thankfully the worst I've ridden happens to be a shettie much easier to sit!
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I've had two of those that I can recall, they're pretty scary O.O from my point of view anyway!

The first was this year in february, I got thrown up and out and had time to look at the ground and swear profusely before landing in the one fresh pile of horse poop in the 200m square paddock... Of course. Rode at a show 2 weeks later with a swollen and bruised knee and a brand new helmet on my other horse (who is now in horsey heaven)

Second was a few weeks ago, but thank the heavens I managed to stay on that, I still don't know how I managed that and I never will but I'm amazed I stayed on.. All I could see was literally sky,ground,sky,ground etc... But that one was completely my fault for not realising Mitch had a blocked shoulder (got that fixed today, YAY!!)

Glad your ok, although I seem to find that two days after the fall is always the worst, so be prepared! Do you know why she bucked? Or was it just one of those things this time? Good luck for the next ride, hold on tight!

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post #20 of 26 Old 12-13-2011, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks hollybubbles and everyone else ;D

Sunday and yesterday were BAD days, still rode, when I was warm I was fine. This morning- no more aches!

I think it was a mix of things- She hadn't been worked consistently over the past week or so as I'd been in the UK visiting family, I was concentrating more on a new horse that was being beaten round the school so we didn't crash, and she did take advantage of that. So I asked for more hind leg and she ignored it, so I asked more firmly and she bucked, I was on the inside track and my dad was on the outside track. Duffy doesn't give a hoot about other horses, field, going past (scraping past sometimes xD) but my dad's horse Josie has double barrled her in the past in the field, so wondering if they may have had something to do with it. Poo happens, wrong timem wrong place sort of thing, but she's been pretty good since.
I've decided to try over the Christmas period, as I have more time, to stop riding with spurs, as when I fell off I must have gripped pretty hard and scraped a load of fur off her side. Just to see if we can do it. Who knows...

Really sorry to hear your horse is now in horsey heaven :( I've never lost a horse, but I can only imagine how hard it must have been xxx and well done for hanging on the second time ;D
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