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        09-18-2010, 12:29 AM
      #31
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    Originally Posted by Cheyennes mom    
    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!
    It may be OK to do at a walk or trot, but if you are going at a full speed gallop and slip, it is better not to take the chance of hurting yourself.
         
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        09-18-2010, 12:51 AM
      #32
    Foal
    I know I already posted, but since I fell off yesterday I thought I'd give some fresh insight

    If you "half" fall off (ex, are sitting on and clinging to the horse's neck and know you can't get back in the saddle because the horse is still cantering) rather decide when you fall off then letting it happen. If you wait until it happens by itself, you could end up in a very dangerous situation; but if you decide when to go, you can prepare yourself, curl into a ball as you're falling, and roll away fairly calmly instead of getting run over. But I think this kind of fall only happens if you're jumping and you suck at it. *raises guilty hand*
         
        09-18-2010, 02:36 AM
      #33
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    African friend,
    Better start your frequent faller card, the 12th fall is free!!
         
        09-18-2010, 03:39 AM
      #34
    Green Broke
    I think the whole hanging on thing depends on why and how you fall off. Faster speeds...probably better recommended that you let go so you don't get dragged. If your horse stops short going over a fence, and you slide over his neck, by all means hang on.

    Stella--The other poster was not "pissed"...just from what I understand was trying to enjoy the funny pictures being posted rather then have that go to the discussion of which is right and wrong to do. :)
         
        09-19-2010, 09:33 AM
      #35
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    African friend,
    Better start your frequent faller card, the 12th fall is free!!
    Haha, no joke...On the bright side, for every fall you have, you learn about a hundred lessons. Definitely worth it (once your body stops aching).
         
        09-19-2010, 02:44 PM
      #36
    Yearling
    Three years ago, a person who said they knew what they were doing didn't and my horse fell backwards and landed on me. I couldn't physically get back on, worst pain in my life.

    I was so scared, I couldn't force myself to get back on the horse, even when I was well. We both had lost trust in each other. I sold him.

    For months, I was terrified of horses, on the ground, in the saddle, gelding, mare, didn't matter. I was so upset becuase they were my life. I am better now, I ride, work horses on the ground, but there is always that hint of fear in the back of my mind. I honestly think that if someone would have made me get back on Toby before I sold him, I wouldn't be like this today. I have regretted it, I have searched for him again, went to auctions, talked to the trainer I sold him too, it's hopeless.

    But, I always have to remind myself, that accident would never had happened had a true horeman been there and knew what to do. And not every single horse out there would just fall over backwards and hurt me on purpose.

    I pray nothing like that ever happens to anyone. =) Just try to get on the same horse you fall off of, even if you can't until a couple days later.
         
        09-19-2010, 04:05 PM
      #37
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    Chevy girl,

    That is every rider's nightmare; having the horse fall on them, especailly from a rear. I am so sorry that such a bad thing happened to you. Were it me, I probably WOULD leave horses entirely. I am not that brave.
         
        09-20-2010, 03:22 PM
      #38
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by VelvetsAB    
    I think the whole hanging on thing depends on why and how you fall off. Faster speeds...probably better recommended that you let go so you don't get dragged. If your horse stops short going over a fence, and you slide over his neck, by all means hang on.

    Stella--The other poster was not "pissed"...just from what I understand was trying to enjoy the funny pictures being posted rather then have that go to the discussion of which is right and wrong to do. :)
    Sorry. Minor misunderstanding...
         
        09-20-2010, 03:24 PM
      #39
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess    
    Three years ago, a person who said they knew what they were doing didn't and my horse fell backwards and landed on me. I couldn't physically get back on, worst pain in my life.

    I was so scared, I couldn't force myself to get back on the horse, even when I was well. We both had lost trust in each other. I sold him.

    For months, I was terrified of horses, on the ground, in the saddle, gelding, mare, didn't matter. I was so upset becuase they were my life. I am better now, I ride, work horses on the ground, but there is always that hint of fear in the back of my mind. I honestly think that if someone would have made me get back on Toby before I sold him, I wouldn't be like this today. I have regretted it, I have searched for him again, went to auctions, talked to the trainer I sold him too, it's hopeless.

    But, I always have to remind myself, that accident would never had happened had a true horeman been there and knew what to do. And not every single horse out there would just fall over backwards and hurt me on purpose.

    I pray nothing like that ever happens to anyone. =) Just try to get on the same horse you fall off of, even if you can't until a couple days later.
    Good job getting back on
         

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