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post #1 of 27 Old 11-12-2008, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Do you remember your first fall?

I'll start. I was 9 years old and was on my fourth or fifth lesson. My instructor had my on an ex-racehorse who refused to trot. So she put spurs on me and gave me a crop, which I had never used before. She asked my to give him a smack with the crop and then he took off. We were in the arena and I lost my reins, so I was flapping around on top. Then the horse ran to the end of the arena and all of a sudden stopped. I flew over his head and hit my hip on the bar for tying the horses to.

This instructor wasn't very good. She would leave me unattended in my first few lessons just walking around while she took phone calls...
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post #2 of 27 Old 11-12-2008, 09:24 PM
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i can't remember my first one, but the earliest one I can remember I was about 4 (read feet didn't reach the stirrups and I had no lessons or anything before) walking around the small yard outside of a big pasture.

Someone went to open the gate and the mare took off towards it. The idiot operating the gate did not see the mare making a break for it.

I jumped off. And tore the hot pink sweatpants I was wearing

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post #3 of 27 Old 11-12-2008, 10:49 PM
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I was twelve, and I was jumping in the indoor arena during a lesson. I didn't bend my knees going over the jump, and when we landed, I bobbed right off. My foot got caught in the stirrup and my arm in the reins and I got dragged against the wall for five to ten feet. Happens that my first fall was my worst fall-so far. Still have scars from the burns I got from the wall.

My mom walked me around for a minute and my instructor let me walk it off before telling me what had happened. I got back on and jumped again...however reluctantly.

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post #4 of 27 Old 11-12-2008, 11:38 PM
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Earliest one i can remember..... i was riding my 1st horse Thomas. He didnt want to go in the direction i was asking him to, did a couple little crow hop rocking horse kinda bucks. Being only around 8-9yrs and a total begginer i simply fell off to the side and Thomas took off at a thousand miles pr hour back to the gate , lol.
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post #5 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 03:24 AM
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I was cantering around - one of my first times cantering. The pony shied and I fell off Pretty common sort of fall really! I wasn't hurt and I got straight back on

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post #6 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 06:37 AM
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When i first started riding (so 12ish) I was cantering no stirrups and Jazz wouldn't go in the corners and i was trying to get her to go in the corners and I think i must have just flopped off the side since she was pretty bouncy lol. I winded myself :( but got back on when I could breathe again. The rest of my falls have just been funny/stupid
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post #7 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 08:51 AM
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I've never fallen off.. yet (*knocks heavily on wood* LOL)

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post #8 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 10:18 AM
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I was like 12ish. I was on a black pony named Hanz. He bucked and i flipped over his head and landed on my butt. and the whole bridle came off in my hands. I was wearing blue riding breeches, black rubber tall boots, a white shirt with teddy bears on it..... I fell off once a week after that for .... ever....

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post #9 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 02:50 PM
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I was 9ish and it was my first time cantering. the instructor had me on a lunge line and the saddle had come loose through the lesson. The saddle went to the horses side. I hit my head off the ground and broke my arm although the instructor insisted that it wasnt broken and tried to make me get back on.

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post #10 of 27 Old 11-13-2008, 11:35 PM
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I beat you all!

I was riding our od kidproof gelding around my yard with my friend riding our old mare behind me and I stopped the gelding to say something to my friend (who was behind me)... We were riding bareback... I twisted around and started to tell her about something and just fell right off our gelding... I landed flat on my but.t laughing... The gelding just looked at me like I was a nutcase for falling off him at a standstill...

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