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        03-22-2008, 08:53 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    First fall!

    So, I have been taking lessons since October, and I had my first fall yesterday! I am quite happy to have it out of the way seeing as it was inevitable!
    Some of you have posted that your horses have Spring Fever....well, I think Fella does too! He was being a pure idiot yesterday in the arena. Anytime I put the slightest bit of pressure on the bit especially when half-halting him, he would jump to the side. I stayed on the first five times, but the last time I went left when he went right!
    I had three people watching, one said my fall looked very graceful, the other two said it looked like I landed on my feet (which I didn't by the way)!
         
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        03-22-2008, 08:55 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Congrats! You had your first fall! Now you won't be so worried about it anymore!
         
        03-22-2008, 09:19 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    I love falling off, its the fastest way to dismount.

    I often wonder If I spend more time sitting in the dirt wondering how I fell off than I do actually riding my horse. After a while your butt almost becomes calloused to falling. I don't mind falling off because then I get to practice mounting again. :roll:
         
        03-22-2008, 09:28 PM
      #4
    Started
    I was always taught your not a true cowgirl until you fall off.
         
        03-22-2008, 09:30 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Very well spoken Harlee! It is so very true!
         
        03-22-2008, 10:57 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I guess it's official then! I am a true cowgirl!
    Yee haw!
         
        03-22-2008, 11:39 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Does fallin on purpose count?

    8)
         
        03-23-2008, 12:11 AM
      #8
    Trained
    Brandon you have a great sense of humor!

    But I would say no...has to be unintentional :P
         
        03-23-2008, 01:56 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    Falling can sometimes be fun...espically for a good laugh! My god - I have a few falls on video (not all of me) and they all are so funny.
         
        03-23-2008, 08:28 AM
      #10
    Foal
    I was taught that you aren't an experienced rider till you have fallen off 100 times lol
         

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