I'm 15 (16 tomorrow
) and thanks to scoliosis, I don't bounce.. Normally, I think the only fall I actually haven't been injured in was the one I really should have.
In 09 I was jumping bubbles and we were going over decently sized jumps, and of all times for me to lose my balance it had to be over to 30cm set up in the middle of the paddock, that takes talent though you know
being able to jump 1m but falling off over 30cm. Anyways, I didn't stride myself correctly, bubbles was strided correctly but I was a stride behind, so I didn't go into position when I should have, got bounced backwards, lost my right stirrup and she turned left so needless to say I turned right. Sat on the ground swearing at my stupidity for a few minutes before getting back on with a sore hip and half covered in mud, doing the jumps again, then a few days later I find out I have cracked ribs... haha whoops. - I have the video of that fall but on youtube it's in the middle of another video so I won't bother posting that one.
Then about 2 weeks ago I was riding my 7yo (whom has never been on dairy pasture) He was being lazy and wouldn't trot so I tapped him with the whip and he pretty much exploded. It was like someone had set off a nuclear bomb up his bum, he bolted bucking and pig rooting and twisting, I stuck it for about 20 metres then suddenly found myself sitting in mid air beside the saddle going "OH SH*T this is a long way down", so I let go and bailed out, landed on the ground, smashed my helmet and sat there wondering why nothing hurt and watching him go bronc round the paddock. I come out with a green/blue/yellow/black/purple bruise over the inside of my right knee and part way down my leg. It looked more impressive in person though. my bruise from mitch (1).jpg
The video is me on a horse I trialled, and for obvious reasons didn't buy.. But it is the exact same manner that I was thrown off Mitchell. (And the vid is also the fall I should have been severly hurt in jufging by how I landed, but got out of without a single bruise, although if you look closely at the vid you can actually see me bounce, I didn't bounce coming off mitch)