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post #21 of 23 Old 01-09-2014, 01:44 AM
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I'm not in favor of practicing the emergency dismount as some do.
No, but I think it's a good idea to practice falling, as for instance with judo lessons. I thank that for the fact that all but one of my falls (the one I'm recovering from now ) have been easy tuck, roll, and pop back on my feet affairs. Even this one would likely have been OK if my foot hadn't hung in the stirrup just long enough to throw me off balance. Even then, it would have been a lot better if the ground hadn't been frozen solid.
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post #22 of 23 Old 01-09-2014, 03:20 PM
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Only once I was breaking an 8 year old mare we came loping back just making a big circle and to my surprise my other horse was waiting at the top of the driveway, he came up beside us running snorting bucking and I knew this wasn't going to turn out good yep you guessed it she started the same thing it was going good till I lost a stirrup we were headed right toward my stock trailer right before we hit I pulled my leg up out of the way and bang!! I went one way she went the other nothing hurt thank GOD
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post #23 of 23 Old 01-09-2014, 04:14 PM
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I was riding with a friend across the street from my barn. Her 16+hand OTTB spooked and she came off. He was running for the street, and my green horse (with vision issues) was dead set on following him. I knew there was no way my fat 15 hand Tennessee Walking horse could catch her horse and stop him before he hit the traffic, and I also didn't know at that point if she was okay. I had to make the hard choice to emergency dismount my horse and get control of him to stay with my friend and make sure she was okay, her horse unfortunately didn't make it.

To this day she is upset that I didn't go after her horse, but I knew I'd never catch him and that even if I did on my green horse I wouldn't have been able to safely stop both horses before the highway. I hope I never am in a situation like that again, but feel that I would make the same decision.

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