Yep, I fell off today! Last time I fell off was 8/1/06, so next Monday would have been exactly 5 years lol. I'm helping out as a camp counselor where I board my one horse and we were playing bareback relay races. I don't ride bareback often(I have a TB and an old arab/quarter who aren't very comfy, and my appy would be comfy but he's not trustworthy yet) but the 3 horses we were using were all pretty wide so no bony withers so I figured what the hell, I'll give it a try. I was going to be the last on my team, first girl kicked warrior just a little too hard and he took off then turned and she fell off, landed on her feet but held the reins so she ended up falling, next kid got a leg up but was practically on warriors butt, warrior again took off(just at a fast trot each time) he made it almost to the end and then fell off and rolled, then it was my turn, I decided I better put a helmet on(I wasn't going to wear one as mine was all the way in my car and I don't like wearing other peoples helmets). I got on, he again took off at a fast trot and before I even knew what had happened I was on the ground! I didn't even have time to grab mane lol. I landed hard on my hip, I almost cried(I'm 25 and didn't want to cry in front of the kids lol) so instead I just started laughing. In my younger days I fell off a lot! When Blue, my arab/quarter was fat I would ride him bareback all the time and with him being so bouncy I would almost always fall off at the trot, never ever got hurt. Last fall (5 years ago) I got bucked off, that hurt because I got the horn in my ribs and fell off flat on my back knocking the wind out of me. I don't even think that compares to how I feel today tho, where I landed is killing me, I discovered on the drive home that my shoulder hurts(no idea why, I don't think I landed on it, and it's opposite side of my hip) I have a killer headache, my back hurts and just overall hurt all over!
Sorry if this is kinda jumbled and has spelling and grammar errors, I took a pain killer and it's making me a little fuzzy lol. Thanks for reading if you managed to make it all the way through. I think I'm going to stick to using a saddle from now on! There have been a lot of times where I almost fell off, but normally I know I'm going and can save myself, I didn't even know I was going today. I was just talking to the other girl this morning about it being a while since i've falling off, I totally jinxed myself, I even knocked on wood!