Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Happens to all of us so don't fret! All I can say is, get back on and learn how to fall well. If you can fall well, it gives you a world of confidence. Drop, flop, roll. Don't stick arms out (good way to break a wrist), allow the roll to carry your movement so your neck/back is safe. I'm always surprised that stuff like this isn't taught along with "don't wander round behind a horse" - there seems to be too little focus on teaching what to do when things go wrong in most circles.
ETA: Learn to fall while not riding first. Fall onto cushions, allow your body to build muscle memory so that it automatically does what it's supposed to when you do fall off for real.
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