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Do you remember your first fall?

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        11-20-2008, 02:09 AM
    I was about 6, and I'd just started horse riding. I was happy and excited to start riding and I wanted to go faster then a walk. My dad was reading the newspaper and the ground was muddy. I slapped my horses rump and the took off, but not yet had I fallen off. Only then he had a little trip in the mud and I fell face first, bellyflopping into the mud. I'll never forget my first fall!
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        11-20-2008, 06:36 PM
    I don't remember my first fall but I do remember the funniest one teehee. I was 11-12 yrs old and I was riding my mare around the yard with her foal following. Ok so we had cows and we had just gotten rid of them and cleaned up the fencing. Well we had alot of cows and cows make a lot of manure. So anyway I was at one end of the manure and the foal was still at the other end. He panicked cause he didnt' know where mom was and my mare wheeled around and I went sliding over her head into the manure. I was covered and needless to say I did not get back on as I didn't want to get my saddle covered in manure.
        11-20-2008, 07:15 PM
    I forgot to check the girth before I galloped and when we went flying around the corner my horse went one way and I went the other and the saddle was upside down. Misty was ever so confused.
        11-20-2008, 07:20 PM
    I was all of about 3 years old riding my mini burro Olen. He stopped and refused to move so I grabbed a stick and hit him on the butt. He proceeded to buck me off in the middle of the road and run back to the house. Luckily, I only had about 32 inches to fall so I was unfazed.
        11-20-2008, 08:47 PM
    I think my first fall was when I was about...Oh, I don't know, 9? Something like that. Anyway, it was one of my first lessons with a new riding teacher and I was on an Arab gelding. I think we were trotting around the ring and it was windy outside, and suddenly the tree next to the arena scratched the roof (it's an open/covered arena, not closed in) and he went off like a rocket. I managed to stay with him in the turn, but then he swerved again and I flew off over his head. I think I landed on my bum, so I wasn't too hurt, but I cried, because it scared the heck out of me. XD I'd never experienced anything like that before. Got right back up, of course, and I forgave him. :) He was a good little riding pony.
        11-20-2008, 10:10 PM
    I think mine was I was about 9 or 10 and I was at a riding school and you used to have to ride from the main arena and stables to the grass jumping arena and it was over some hills and for some reason (can't remember why) while we were trotting along at the bottom of the gully I just fell off (maybe I lost my balance) and landed in a big mud puddle! My friend and the instructor thought it was hilarious, checked that I was alright and we carried on. I think I must've fallen off well over 50 times at least by now lol
        11-21-2008, 03:29 AM
    it was one of my first times to canter (i was 5-6 years old, riding a shetland) and the pony started going really fast and it stopped fast so I flew of landing on my feet

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