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        06-23-2010, 09:07 PM
    Cool A feeling...before i got on

    I was tacking Apachie (the horse I leased :( ) Well, I was looking at him and suddenly this feeling came over me and it was like im going to fall...

    Sure enough I got on and I fell off... someone else's horse kinda flew off the handle bars while cantering and she couldnt control him. I was in the middle of the ring and they cam right at me. I couldnt move, Apachie is young and not very aware of his suroundings, I backed him and tried to get out of the way... to late... we collided... I fell bacwards as he reared a little and I landed on a cross rail... talk about pain... I was shaking. It was the second time I had fallen off that horse. He is the nicest sweetest horse... he's like a dinosaur haha.

    But it was that feeling and it had happened before... it was...... strange to say the least :p
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        06-24-2010, 12:03 AM
    Sorry that happened to you.

    I always go with my gut feeling. The last time I have really ridden for more than 30 min I got the ride of my life. I tacked up my horse and knew something wasn't right. I really wanted to ride, so I started to mount and he threw himself into a bucking fit with me hanging onto his side. I was really mad. My head said to put him up, but I said no, he's going to do what I want. Anyways, we rode for a long while. I was fighting him the whole time. He got a mile from the house and bolted. Down the center of the blacktop road. I tried to make him stop. Tried to get him off the road. He had other things on his mind. We came to the sharp curve headed home and he didn't even slow. He took the curve full speed and left skid marks. I knew it was comming and held on as tight as I could. He stopped when he reached the tacking station. He had never done anything of that sorts ever before. I never rode him again. I sold him and got a horse that drags his feet and am still scared to get out of the yard.

    So, always listen to yourself. I do now.
        06-24-2010, 12:56 AM
    I agree. The day I broke my arm after the horse I was riding took off on me, my mother even today (5 years later almost) remembers me turning to her and saying "I don't feel right about this". I always listen to my body. But other people don't. I've passed out twice in my life while standing, and one time knew I was sick even though I wasn't showing outward signs of it. I give fair warning, and yet still people are shocked.
        06-24-2010, 03:01 AM
    The other day I had the same feeelign and I got on and sure enough, I had one of the nastier falls of my riding career lol.
        06-24-2010, 07:11 AM
    Totally agree. Always listen to your gut. Those are good days to work on the groundwork! Lol
        06-24-2010, 09:13 AM
    Thanks for sharing on a very important but little-discussed topic!
        06-24-2010, 11:40 AM
    Let me tell you somthin if you get nervous dot think about falling think of happy things
        06-24-2010, 11:49 AM
    I honestly think it's that whole horse/rider connection alot of times. You can't in anyway describe to someone else there that there's soemthing wrong but you know. I think being so close to animals and having an unspoken bond with them makes us more aware of ourselves and others on a deeper level. (Not to go all psychiatric on you guys lol).

    I had a gelding who was a nutcase. We worked and worked him on the ground, in roundpens, in arenas, and my trainer was thrown off time and time again. I was hand leading him down the road one day in the middle of NOWHERE and decided I wanted to get on. It just felt like it would be fine. I jumped on and rode him back with no issues. The trainer kind of freaked but accepted the fact that I was CERTAIN nothing would happen although I couldn't describe how I knew. That was the only ride he ever rode without a bucking fit resulting in a flying rider.
        06-24-2010, 12:18 PM

    I think you should always listen to your gut. I was having a lesson and as I from the time I arrived I told my trainer, "I don't want to ride today. Soemthing doesn't feel right." He laughed at me. So I swung up in the saddle and kept thinking, "you're ok, everything's going to be ok." We got down to one corner of the indoor arena and the roof caved in from too much snow. I was trapped under there and I could feel my horse kicking trying to find his way out. It was the worst experience ever and from then on, I've always listened to my gut.
        06-24-2010, 12:19 PM
    It is the wierdest feeling ever

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