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post #21 of 25 Old 06-09-2009, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Vidaloco View Post
Thats sort of like worrying about your first car accident. I was almost 50 when I had my first one. Doesn't mean I shouldn't keep insurance coverage.
Like my mom always told me, hope for the best but expect the worst. Moral...Be prepared.
I added a grab/bucking strap to my western saddle the first time I rode my fillies. I was hoping they wouldn't throw me but I was prepared if they did.
Amen! Every now and again I get this feeling, kind of like waiting for an earthquake, "The Big One." Usually when I haven't fallen off for a while. I know it's gonna happen again. Of course, the first time I rode my newest horse at home, I insisted on trying him in the English saddle. I knew that he hadn't cantered enough to not give a little buck when the girth got him at the new gait, so I just intended to walk and trot. Yeah. He slid into a canter, a little excited, and bucked once, not big, just "ooh! Girth!" I bit the dust and had a sore shoulder for a week. That time I never thought of falling off, so maybe my sixth sense is on the fritz . I always wear a helmet, and I took a western curb strap and looped it through the dee rings on the pommel of my all purpose saddle, just in case!

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post #22 of 25 Old 06-12-2009, 01:13 PM
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oh yeah i get that feeling. like you get on and start walking and just think..." well this isnt gonna end well!"
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post #23 of 25 Old 06-14-2009, 07:59 PM
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It's been 5 or more years since I've come off a horse and I feel very much overdue.
I guess maybe the kick was make-up for it?

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post #24 of 25 Old 06-18-2009, 08:31 AM
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Well I guess I was about due! My horse spooked at something and spun on a dime and took off at a gallop. When she spun around, the saddle slipped and as she continued to run away the saddle slipped more and more. Over the shoulder I went. Not hurt, just a little stiff this morning
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post #25 of 25 Old 06-18-2009, 11:00 AM
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I used to fall off once or twice a lesson when I was too inexperienced for the horses my trainer put me on. Now that I'm more experienced, i get scared when i don't fall off for awhile. then I know I'm due for doooooooozy! i try not to think about it, but generally i no when i'm going to fall, :)
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