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        09-16-2010, 08:35 AM
      #21
    Bek
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RunningFree27    
    in the tiny split second between being on your horse to being on the ground, try to think about landing on your butt. Of course, wear a helmet. After the fall, quickly analyze yourself to make sure you are okay. If you are critically injured, you would know it.... stay where you are. If your okay, shake it off and get back on your horse.
    I have to disagree with landing on the butt part, because that is how I broke my back! As someone else mentioned it is better to try and roll, otherwise if you try and land on your butt all the impact is going hit your back/tailbone.
         
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        09-17-2010, 10:34 AM
      #22
    Foal
    I can't really say much because I have fallen off twice in a row lol.
    One thing let go of the reins unlike stupid me didn't do Lol.
         
        09-17-2010, 04:29 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    I have a habit of either landing on my bum or back.

    That's how I almost broken my back, my pelvis and my hip
         
        09-17-2010, 05:30 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    You're supposed to roll into a ball befire you land.... but that doesn't really seem possible when your flying off a horse! Always always wear a helmet. Once your on the ground lie there for a minute and see if you think somethings broken if not go get your horse and climb back up! When I first started riding lessons my trainer put me onm her horse bareback and had me practice the emergency dismount.... I know I did it when the horse was just standing and she may have had him walk too. That was good for me.... something I'll always remember :)
         
        09-17-2010, 10:41 PM
      #25
    Foal
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bek    
    I have to disagree with landing on the butt part, because that is how I broke my back! As someone else mentioned it is better to try and roll, otherwise if you try and land on your butt all the impact is going hit your back/tailbone.
    yup. Thinking the same thing exactly
         
        09-17-2010, 10:46 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Talking

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    Originally Posted by Kayley    
    I can't really say much because I have fallen off twice in a row lol.
    One thing let go of the reins unlike stupid me didn't do Lol.
    You are my hero! I have always been told to let go of the reins. In the "jumps gone wrong" thread, I commented about a rider that held on to the reins. She said always hold your horse cos it could run off. Then another member got all pissed, saying "this conversation does not belong in this thread blah,blah,blah." >sigh<
         
        09-17-2010, 11:46 PM
      #27
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stella    
    You are my hero! I have always been told to let go of the reins. In the "jumps gone wrong" thread, I commented about a rider that held on to the reins. She said always hold your horse cos it could run off. Then another member got all pissed, saying "this conversation does not belong in this thread blah,blah,blah." >sigh<
    If it were me...I would let go of the reins! I don't care in that moment if my horse is going to run off the cliff of the grand canyon, in an emergency situation take care of yourself first! (And horses are perfectly designed to take care of themselves first anyway. If they are truly scared/p*ssed, they will make no special exceptions for their rider) It may be sad, but you can replace a horse, you can't replace your ability to walk if you are paralyzied. And you definitely can't replace yourself if you die. And then you can't ride ever again.

    And also, if you hold on, you can't get away from the horse. And when you are hanging on the side of the horse, you are almost garunteed of getting kicked, drug or trampled. I would much rather deal with a runaway/bucking horse on the ground, OUT OF KICKING DISTANCE.
         
        09-18-2010, 12:05 AM
      #28
    Green Broke
    1. You can't really expect urself to fall off. If you kinda slide off like I often do by mistake, then let go of the reins and try to land on your feet! Haha that's what I do anyways!
    2. After the fall unless you are seriously hurt then get right back on! That's very important! Don't be a chicken!
         
        09-18-2010, 12:10 AM
      #29
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cheyennes mom    
    1. You can't really expect urself to fall off. If you kinda slide off like I often do by mistake, then let go of the reins and try to land on your feet! Haha that's what I do anyways!
    2. After the fall unless you are seriously hurt then get right back on! That's very important! Don't be a chicken!
    I would not reccomend landing on your feet...to do so you need to stiffen you body, and in doing so you can shatter your ankle or lower leg. Your best bet is to land in a sort of horizontal postion (more area to absorb impact) and use the momentum of the fall to roll away.
         
        09-18-2010, 12:25 AM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Oh okay thanks for the advise! Haha lots of times when I'm riding bareback I slide off my horse. I don't fall nessasarily, I slide and my horse is only 14hh and I'm abou 5'3" or so, so before I even think abou my falling or 'sliding' position, I land on my feet wihou much of a drop lol!
         

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