My daddy always says ur not a true cowboy/girl until you've hit the ground 1000 times. Lol, he's been riding his whole life so he's pretty close to that. Lol, i've got maybe 50, lol, I got a long way to go.
I've probably hit the ground about 250 times (one summer of working problems horses was enough for me!) And that falls never get an easier. It's alright when you fall off, but when you get thrown...not so nice
Well I had my new saddle on that day. It was synthetic at least and I Just had to hang it for a few days to dry. The only reason it stunk was because I was looking up the cute little birdies while he drank and then BOING my horse just leaped in.