Had a stroke a few years back, and still runs her barn and foes lessons. That lady is my hero. : p
Anyway, back to the task at hand...I've been riding since I've been eleven? I rode a green horse up a rode in a bareback pad with stirrups. I gave her an inch, and she took a mile. Right under some trees, past a house and to a nearby fenceline to some horses. (Thank god...) I was pretty green at the time myself. It ended up with me going on a trail ride, her jumping a log, me slipping in front of her chest clinging for dear life. I probably got a nice concussion as I don't remember if I got up straight away or passed out a bit. Certainly was plenty sore.
Guess the point I'm trying to make is: OP, if you don't know what you are doing, especially in the open like that, are extremely green, and just don't have the balance to keep yourself safe, you could end up seriously hurt. I was lucky enough not to have been trampled when I fell, and that very well could have happened. I could have also been dragged for quite a while if my foot got caught.
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