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        08-28-2009, 03:51 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    That is aweful! I'm glad you're okay! But don't give up jumping. I was in a bad accident last June. My 16hh sorrel that I used to have was pulling his stubborn antics, and then, he just snapped. He started walking backwards, too fast, and he stumbled and fell backwards on top of me. I ride western, and the saddle horn dug into my upper thigh and pelvic bone. He got scared and jumped off (luckily my feet weren't in the stirrups). I got to my hands and knees, and felt like I was going to faint. That was the most pain and fear I had ever experienced in my life. I then became scared of horses.

    I had seen people fall. I had rode the horses that threw people and I never got hurt. Needless to say, that expirence shattered my confidence, and my horse's. I sold him. I got angry, I didn't want anything more to do with him, or riding. Well, I then lost confidence in everything else. My world is built around horses, without them, I am nothing.

    It has been a year and two months since that accident. I am still scared of horses every now and then, but it keeps getting better. So please, keep trucking on. I am getting over it one ride at a time.
         
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        08-28-2009, 05:01 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Are yyou still rideing ching in his lesson?? AND DON;T YOU DARE GIVE UP JUMPING!!! LOL. but please don't all the same. Both of you love it.
         
        08-28-2009, 06:29 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I'm feeling slightly better then yesterday. Pumpkinzmybaby22 and I went out to the paddock and set up the same grid and investigated, still haven't worked out how I fell. We also worked out I got dragged about 35 meters. I am hoping to ride in my lesson if I feel better.

    PumpkinzMYBaby22: I think she lost balance but won't admite it

    ChingazMyBoy- Does it really matter how I fell or would you still be thinking about that at my funeral.

    PumpkinzMyBaby22: yes. It does matter how you fell, if you were an investigator, you would know
         
        08-28-2009, 06:50 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Did you stride out the grid?
         
        08-28-2009, 06:55 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Yes I did there were about 5 Chinga strides in between each jump.
         
        08-28-2009, 09:46 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    They make and english safety stirrup, see if you can get one.

    I'm glad you are okay, but a word of advice, if you take a fall that badly, do NOT get back on your horse. You could have had a problem that you would have made worse buy riding again. Don't think you always have to get on after a fall, because that's just fool-hardy, you could end up seriously injuring yourself.
         
        08-29-2009, 03:37 AM
      #17
    Trained
    Not really relevant here I know, but 5 strides makes it a related line not a grid. A grid normally has somewhere between no strides (A bounce) to one or two strides.
         
        08-29-2009, 03:43 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Getting my new stirrups tommow. Thanks for that Wild Spot,
         
        08-29-2009, 03:21 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Wow what a scarey accident. Glad you are feeling a bit better...hope you guys get back into the grove soon!

    I remember one incident where my horse and I had been trotting circles, something spooked him and he jumped sideways, then let out a good buck...the combination tossed me off, but then I got caught, not in the stirrup, but the reins! I had tied them together, so they weren't so long and flappy on his sides...I was fortunate enough to be able to kick my leg up enough to get it out, but not before he had dragged me a few feet! I walked away without injury...but I was in a huge ball field, so it would have only been his feet that could have got me, and somehow he didn't even clip me with his hind legs. I was thanking God that night!
         
        08-29-2009, 03:31 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    We all have bad days. And while we're sharing horror stories:
    I have confidence issues a lot of the time. I had finally gotten them to go away, and it was my birthday. The horse I'd been training was on a break for a while, but it was really warm, so I decided to ride him. I was kinda nervous, because I hadn't ridden him in a while. He was really, really good at the trot and walk, but when we cantered he went fast. I'd forgotten how fast his canter was and totally FREAKED. I brought him back to a trot, hoping to get a better start, and gave him a tiny little bit of leg.. and he took off, full gallop, jumped a 3'0 jump and bucked me off. I was passed for a few seconds, totally sore and bruised- and did I mention it was my birthday!? My confidence was shattered and I still get VERY nervous at the gallop & just at random times.
         

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