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post #1 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 07:55 PM
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Congrats! You had your first fall! Now you won't be so worried about it anymore!
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post #3 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 08:19 PM
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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:
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post #4 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 08:28 PM
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I was always taught your not a true cowgirl until you fall off.

"Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness."
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post #5 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 08:30 PM
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Very well spoken Harlee! It is so very true!
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post #6 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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I guess it's official then! I am a true cowgirl!
Yee haw!
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post #7 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 10:39 PM
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Does fallin on purpose count?

8)

I love my horse. She is the wind beneath my wings.

John 3:16 (READ THIS PLEASE!)
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post #8 of 22 Old 03-22-2008, 11:11 PM
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Brandon you have a great sense of humor!

But I would say no...has to be unintentional :P
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post #9 of 22 Old 03-23-2008, 12:56 AM
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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.
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post #10 of 22 Old 03-23-2008, 07:28 AM
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I was taught that you aren't an experienced rider till you have fallen off 100 times lol
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