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        09-23-2013, 02:52 PM
      #21
    Trained
    I managed to get off a standing horse.....lesson, was supposed to canter from a halt, without stirrups. I was concentrating so hard, didn't notice the instructor taking off his gloves, throeing them at my horse to get her going, she leaped, I all of the sudden stood next to her, very embarrassed.

    Trailride, cantering, fallen tree. Horse jumped, pulling to the left, which she was famous for, I came out of the saddle, landed in front of it, hugged horse's neck, horse lowered neck, unloading me.

    Or the standard jumping accident.....horse hesitated, I came off, instructor's comment: " pretty good! Next time, take your horse with you"....
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        09-23-2013, 03:17 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Ugh, I've had more than I can count...

    I'd say the most embarrassing was beefing it at a show, in the warmup ring, just due to the sheer volume of people watching. At least that was before video phones xD
         
        09-23-2013, 04:08 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    Instructor put me a horrible pony maybe 12.2hh tall, I'm 5'9" for and idea what it looked like.

    Pony tripped on the edge of a pole that was on the side of the arena, under the fence. Falls on his knees and I fall on his neck whacking my chin on his head. I managed to bite my tongue in the process, apparently it bleeds a lot if you bite it just right.

    I don't know what was more embarrassing drooling blood all over a grey pony or that I could hit my head on his while riding? Don't worry both of us were fine, pony went on to buck off many more kids.
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        09-23-2013, 04:46 PM
      #24
    Showing
    Ohhhhhh man. The novels I could write..

    - decided to try riding my friend's 17hh warmblood bareback for the first time.. Friend awkwardly boosts me up, gelding takes a step forward and I end up on his loin for a millisecond as he let out a massive "GTFO" buck. Despite being pear shaped, I land on my head. A lot. So I was wearing a baseball hat that had a dot on the top (you know the thing I'm talking about) - yeah landed right on it. Stood up yelling "I'm ok! I'm ok!" To reassure the little kids watching.. And tried to walk straight even though my world was fuzzy and tilted to one side..

    - learning to boost myself up bareback from the ground.. Up and over the pony's back and landed in a pile of poo on the other side. Head first again.

    - riding a 11hh pony over a bank for the first time.. Got to the downhill side.. Pony bucked.. I did a lovely ass over teakettle flip and landed flat on the ground, which was really comfy!

    .. Many more..
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        09-23-2013, 04:48 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Oh where to begin: I too have had several very embarrassing mounts. But my worst would have to be in the parking lot of my barn ( which is very hard packed dirt). I had been riding a horse that was huge the day before so when I went to mount this horse ( who was 14.3hh, the other horse was 17.2hh). I flung myself right over the side and face planted in the dirt. I gave myself a concussion and a very bruised face. Unfortunately I was leading a trail ride on that day so it was in front of about 15 kids.

    My second most embarrassing moment would have to be when I was tacking up. I was carrying my western saddle and I flung it up onto the horse I was riding, unfortunately I did not notice that the stirrup was unbalanced on top so when I flung it up it came down and smashed me across the face.

    The other time was also when I was untacking. I mistakingly looped the reins around my arm and went to undo the tie-down on my lesson horse. Of course he spooked and the reins got stuck around my arm. He dragged me around the arena for three laps, and then he stopped. It was half funny half really dangerous. Thankfully he was dead-broke so he wasn't going to drag me for long.
         
        09-23-2013, 05:34 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Most embarrassing thing I did at least no one saw it. I was carrying a headstall and did not loop up the reins. Rein got caught on my spur and fell flat on my face. Busted my nose between my eyes open to the bone and my lip. At that time my horse was boarded and I was the only person at the barn. Got in my truck drive home and my first words were this did not happen riding now please take me to the hospital. 4 days before Christmas do I had two black swollen eyes for Christmas
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        09-23-2013, 05:35 PM
      #27
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    I managed to get off a standing horse.....lesson, was supposed to canter from a halt, without stirrups. I was concentrating so hard, didn't notice the instructor taking off his gloves, throeing them at my horse to get her going, she leaped, I all of the sudden stood next to her, very embarrassed.

    Trailride, cantering, fallen tree. Horse jumped, pulling to the left, which she was famous for, I came out of the saddle, landed in front of it, hugged horse's neck, horse lowered neck, unloading me.

    Or the standard jumping accident.....horse hesitated, I came off, instructor's comment: " pretty good! Next time, take your horse with you"....
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        09-25-2013, 07:01 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Not while riding, this actually happened 2 evenings ago. I went to grab my lunge line, boyfriend didn't wrap it up last time he had used it and I have a pet peeve about having it wrapped properly, so there I am re-wrapping the line fairly quickly, I am just about done and swing the clip part around so quickly that it flies into my face and knocks into my front teeth. I stood there dumbfounded for a good 30 seconds after that, then walked down the barn just shaking my head as I went.

    A few months ago I went to dismount my mare (just over 17.2h and I am not quite 5'2") and I always have to hang on to her and slowly slide myself down. I must have thought I was on my pony because I jumped quickly off and rolled my ankle in the process, spraining it. Thankfully it wasn't an awful sprain so I was only limping around for a few days!
         
        09-26-2013, 03:42 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Ah yes, last week! A ranch hand was setting a group up for a trail ride as I was un-tacking my horse. I wasn't paying attention and dropped the reins, then stepped into the "circle." The horse spooked and stepped back and the reins caught around my ankle. I flipped onto my back and was dragged along for about 10 feet. I'm sure it was hilarious to anyone who saw it, but I was left with an 'awesome' rein burn on my right hand!
         

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