Yes millions of times only 3 rly bad ones I was going threw the cowboy curtain at the fair in the trail class and it got stuck on my saddle horn and my horse spooked and ran off and the curtain went with and I held on but I eventually fell on the arena fence and fell off into the grass on the other side then my horse got mad and reared and spinned around rly fast and I fell and others like that
My first fall was one I'll always remember because it was so stupid and embarassing lol....I'm probably the only one this has happened to.....Very very new rider (10 yrs ago) and I was on my friends Percheron he is the biggest sweetest teddy bear and I was riding bareback....well my friend stops her horse to I stopped king and we were talking about something King did nothing wrong just shifted his weight and I started slipping then I kinda just let myself fall....17hands to the ground....landed on my back was stunned at first then started Laughing and king is looking at me like "uh what are you doin down there." here was the convo
My friend literally almost came off her horse from laughing and was like...
"what happened? How did you fall off he was standing still...I was at least expecting you to grab mane but you just kinda plopped."
I love that horse he is now 31yrs old and still the sweetest teddy bear he has a 3yr old riding him in shows now.
I have fallen off eight times.
I'm going to tell you about to 2 off my dismounts.
The first one was last February. I was riding my Shagya in the open field and she has been standing for 3 days, we were trotting, everything was fine, I noticed though that she was looking forward to canter, she tried to go faster and faster so after a while I let her canter and after a quarter mile I made her go a little faster and suddenly she stiffened up, pulled her head down and started bucking, I fell and she cantered away. I called my mum, she brought me to the hospital where I had to stay for 2 days (concussion + strained wrist). My horse cantered back to the stable and the people there took care of her.
The second one was about 3 weeks ago, I was cantering on a lesson horse, he stumbled and fell. I landed in front of his hooves, he grazed my arm with his hoof while standing up. We went to the E.R. -> concussion, a badly sprained elbow and a sprained rib. The horse had a wound on his left front leg but he's okay now, I am too. ;)
Also, about a month ago(on 10/10/10), I was riding in the hack division at a small barn show. They had just asked for a gallop in the road hack class, and I looked to see if another rider was doing it. I was really tired and sloppy, and accidently steered Pi into an oxer. It was higher than he cared to jump(2'6), so he spooked to the side, and I slid off. My mom said it was almost like I slid off in slow motion, because my saddle had slid to Pi's side without me realizing it, so I tried to stay on for about 2 seconds, then realized the saddle had slipped, and fell off! I guess I got lucky, because if he spooked to the other side, I would've been slammed into a fencepost, and if he had jumped, I would've been flung 10 feet in the air :)
Well lets see, since I'm in the habit of riding green or retraining there are lots of falls in my past.
Start with the broken cinch, saddle, and me flying off at a canter (now I always check first)... I'm thinking strait horse decides left fork better I end on ground... the ohh look a tree to rub her leg off on (that one hurt)... the rodeo queen in the snow (thank goodness for the snow)... the drop the shoulder and buck after a jump then run back to the barn a 1/4mile away (common with that pony, to bad he didn't realize by that time I learned the hold onto the reins as I fly over the head)... the falling backwards from the spooking horse sitting on her haunches, then turning around and looking at you on the ground with a "what are you doing down there" look on her face... the galloping through the woods and suddenly ending up over a steep hill (learned to be more careful there)... the horse taking off and hitting a patch of ice and seeing the flailing hooves and your life flash before your eyes... hmmm that's really about it in my 20yrs of riding, I actually have very good balance, so many saves and hugging the neck to count. It just tends that when I do go off it's usually in a way to remember. I do remember the one time I was bucked off, flipped, and ended standing with the reins in my hand. I couldn't repeat that for a million dollars and thankfully I had witnesses.
Hehe I remember the last time I got dumped, I was trotting :S LOL! And I was in a park near a road, and a bus back-fired, the horse had a bit of a mad moment, she jumped one way and I just stayed where I was lol :P it happensss haha
I havent fallen off BUT there have been so many times!!!!! Like one time I was riding my mare bareback and she wandered over to the buckets that we fed them in....one was broken....anyway b the time I realized that she was halfway to China!(lol jk) she had gotten her nose stuck in the bucket and I can off but landed on my feet(is that condisered a fall??? I also blocked my face with my hands in soccer and sprained my wrist I came home crying cause mum had just decicded I could take lessons again and I had one scedualed for that day.... boohoo! I bandaged it up and did the lesson(getting my horses neak in my face over a jump when my wrist gave away!!!) OW!
have been thrown off quite a few times in my life......these two instances were more for fun.
1) I was about 9 or ten and at my girlfriends ranch (where I spent every moment possible) and we were riding her mare in the winter, bareback, double, in snowpants, trotting downhill and would see how long we could stay on before we both slid off into the snowbank....about 10 seconds! Lol
2) We got bored with the well trained older horses and decided to ride the mini's...our feet could touch the ground, anyways we rode them down the trail and realized that the pony I was on liked to brush its riders off in the trees. Brushed me off about 4 times before I remembered that if I just put my feet to the ground that the pony would come out right from under me!!!!