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post #111 of 132 Old 10-28-2010, 07:10 PM
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I've only ever fallen off a horse once. The pony I was riding has a natural fear of bright things, particularly jumping poles. We were about go over a small jump (couldn't have been higher than 8 inches) and my pony stopped. I had to really kick it up hard to convince it that everything was okay and then the pony took a massive leap into the air and cantered away (we were only walking over the jump). I fell off a few strides after the jump and once I'd fallen the pony just stood there next to me as if nothing had happened.
At least it's another experience to reflect on.
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post #112 of 132 Old 10-28-2010, 07:33 PM
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I Love what horseservant said
Yes I agree I have thrown from my horses many times!!!
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post #113 of 132 Old 10-28-2010, 07:36 PM
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As I ride young horses, difficult horses, quirky horses and top competition horses I've fallen a fair few times in the last 20+ years.

My most spectacular fall would probably be when I was schooling a young event horse. This horse was headed for the top however he was too much for his owner.
I was working on his flat work as his owner couldnt. The last thing I remember is giving him a long rein in the walk along a long side. I woke up nearly an hour later strapped to a spinal board in the local A&E.

Mum saw the entire thing, said something spooked him, he bolted, jumped out of the arena but hit the top rail with his breast (it was close on 5ft and he came very close to clearing it) and he sumersaulted. I ended up underneath him and out for the count. He stood on my head when he scrambled up and only my top class hat saved my life.

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post #114 of 132 Old 10-28-2010, 07:56 PM
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I rode a Percheron X mare that wouldn't canter; I got out a dressage whip and I got her cantering nicely, headed back to the gate in her pen, when she STOPPED. Just STOPPED. I was somewhat prepared, I reached down to wrap my arms around her neck (like I had done once when Sam jumped a bush at a gallop and I lurched forward, lol, almost fell that time), but...her neck wasn't there! She stopped, then spun around and took off, just sorta left me there!

I almost fell of gaming once, it was Buck's first time in the Key race; He went right through the poles like a dream, I was so proud, I pushed him into a gallop and he started bucking like a bronc!!! I almost came off, but when I told my mom she said, "Thank goodness you've got a better seat than me!"

Other than that, I've been incredibly lucky not to have fallen off more than a couple of times since I was born!

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post #115 of 132 Old 10-28-2010, 08:42 PM
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Just remembered this and it made me giggle.

My friends used to lease a paint gelding at a local barn, so we were there all of the time. A girl was going out of town and asked one of my friends to ride her precious-but-evil Welsh pony while she was gone. We got him out one afternoon and were going over some raised ground poles, bareback since he was so teeny. Well, I took him over the first "jump", then the second, and the third. Right after the third he decided that some grass sounded mighty tasty so he put his head down and cut to the left. I went right. My first words after the fall were, "Gah, that was a short fall!"
The fall in and of itself wasn't painful; however, the week before I had come off Gunner and SEVERELY bruised my tailbone, and I conveniently landed right on it when I came off the pony. I was in tears by the time I left.
Oh, because I wanted to spite my tailbone even more, the next weekend I went to a barrel race and had my rear slam into the cantle after the final barrel. I was in tears when I left.
Three weeks in a row I used and abused my rear.
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post #116 of 132 Old 11-02-2010, 02:32 AM
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My only fall is a stupid one...i got this bright idea of getting on a mule bareback. Someone told me they put like 3 kids on him and lead them around all the time. so my friend gave me a leg up and as soon as i was on him, he took off bucking. I held on for about 3 bucks, and flew off, hit the ground 3 feet away (screaming because the wind was knocked out) and proceeded to roll down the hill. possible cracked rib and VERY sore back and tailbone, lol. First fall, hopefully my last! Probably not tho. LoL

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post #117 of 132 Old 11-02-2010, 03:11 AM
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I have fallen off 2 times...

1st time: I was riding a horse named Chilli and was being naughty and when we were cantering, i dunno if he got spooked by something or not, but he turned shaply inward when i didn't tell to, and i slipped forward and off...

2nd time: I was riding a horse named Mate and we were doing jumping and i didn't know till i fell off that apparently he over jumped... Thats exactly what happened, and i fell off... And we were only jumping cavaletti/crosspoles!

So yeah...

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post #118 of 132 Old 11-02-2010, 09:24 AM
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I've fallen off numerous times..most of them occured while jumping. But this one is a fall I will always remember.

Sometime last spring, we went on a trailride on the neighboring trails. My pony, Cloud, was a perfect angel the whole time. Then we were on this path that followed a river. It had rained recently so the river was a tiny bit higher than normal and of course their was mud. Then we came to this marshy/muddy spot. Everyone else with me corssed it fine. I was the last to cross so my pony plunged right into it. The mud only was up to the othe horses cannon bones t0 upper fetlcoks. Well, Cloud is a good 4 hands shorter than the rest. when the mud started sinking past his knees, he wanted out. He lunged one way and I went the other, landing in the mud.......ugh. Here's a pic
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post #119 of 132 Old 11-02-2010, 11:56 AM
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I've fallen of once, thanks to the dog. He came running behind the barn where nor me or the horse could see him and came out of nowhere and spooked her. She bolted and I didn't go with her. Usually I don't fall off when she spooks, but that time I wasn't prepared.
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post #120 of 132 Old 11-03-2010, 05:16 PM
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Well, I'm not sure I'd class this as being thrown OR as falling off. I had a QH Gelding as a kid that was dead broke, but still had an attitude. Occassionally you would need a quirt to make him walk on, but he would remember that you smacked him. This day, my dad and I were trail riding and I had smacked him for refusing and turning back to the barn. Later, we were going under a tree in the front yard of a house. It was a big tree that had been cut off under the canopy at about 5 feet, so you had to lay over the horn to ride under the tree. Sam walked about half way under the tree and stopped. My 8 year old legs flailed, and I swear he looked back at me and smiled.

Then he crow-hopped forward. I went up into the branches of the tree, and when gravity took hold, there wasn't a horse underneath me any more.

He liked to roll under saddle too, particularly in peach orchards... but that's a story for a different thread.
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