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        08-05-2010, 01:30 PM
      #31
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by camphammock    
    Being dumped isn't easy, but if it wasn't that serious of a relationship to begin with, you will get over it soon. The pain you feel right now will turn into a dull ache that will linger for maybe a couple weeks. But after that, you'll start to forget, and you should be as good as new in about a month.
    Bwahahahahahaha.
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        08-05-2010, 02:17 PM
      #32
    dee
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    I've only fallen off a horse once, although I have always lived in terror of it. (It's the height thing, I think). It was about 20 years ago and hubby and I were at a benefit playday in an arena that hadn't been used in several years. The ground had not been properly worked up, either. I'm not exactly sure what started it, but it pretty much happened in slow motion. I know there were some other horses in the arena that were really being nasty - bucking and kicking - a couple of other riders were thrown (yes thrown - they didn't just fall) and pretty banged up.

    We were cantering up the side of the arena when the shodeo happened pretty close to us. I think Sugar must have jumped a little sideways - one of the bucking horses came pretty close to us. I remember sitting a bit sideways in the saddle and trying to pull myself back up. Sugar was actually trying to manuever back underneath me (at least it felt like she was trying to help.) When I realized I wasn't going to be able to get back in the saddle, I just let go. Landed square on the top of my head and felt my neck pop. Loudly. The momentum carried me over in a nearly perfect summersault and I came straight up to my feet.

    I was sure I had broken my neck going by the way I landed and the sound it made. So did the people nearby. However, I was completely uninjured. Guess my neck just needed to pop. Sugar turned around and actually came back for me - through the press of horses and other people trying to catch her. She even ignored the open gate. That was amazing - but that was my girl!

    I sure miss her!
         
        08-05-2010, 03:07 PM
      #33
    Banned
    Giggling at not only the post about this being about a girlfriend/boyfriend but at the fact that so many people can tell you exactly how many times and the story behind each and every time they have fallen off a horse.

    I guess I suck worse than I thought I did (which is sad because I never claimed not to suck) or I have been riding too many years on too many very athletic beasts.

    Most of my falls revolve (literally) around cantering horse, jump right there, horse stops, me flies and splats on the other side. Darn that jumping ahead thing. Fails me every freaking time.

    More recently I can honestly say I was bucked off. I felt like the coyote on the road runner cartoons. One minute I am sitting on the horse the next I am way up in the air and horse is not underneath me anymore and there is all this air between me and that very hard ground underneath.
         
        08-05-2010, 06:58 PM
      #34
    Foal
    Haha I'm surprised that's never happened to me! My horse had this horrible habit of just like, bolting when told to move forward from a stand still. Not really bolting...She's gaited, so she would just take off into one of her faster gaits. I'd nearly have to grab onto some mane before I'd tell her to go....Except then she'd learn that when I put my hand near her neck, I was about to ask her to go XD

    Problem solved by switching to voice cues. But it was still a frustrating but hilarious thing.

    One other time I nearly fell off I remember is when she jumped over a pile of poo. Yes, she took a dump in the round pen, and she did NOT want to step in it, and she didn't think going around it was an option. So she jumped over her poop.
         
        08-05-2010, 07:18 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    I have only been /thrown/ once. I was a thirteen-year-old who knew nothing about riding. Looking back at pictures, I can't believe Splash didn't toss me before he did. Anyway. I was really ready to ride this day, so I tacked up, walked to the field, and hopped on. I was very ready to go, so I layed my heels into that poor, confused, six-year-old Paint as hard as I could, as many times as I could. What did he do? He bucked me off like I deserved. I hung on for three or so bucks, then I was gone. Came down on my hip and knee, and have permanent damage. I have severe pain in my hip usually every other day, but most noticably, I am now bow-legged because of my smart, first pony. Oh, I was terrified of him after this and my parents gave him back to his old owner. Now that I look back, it was a VERY good thing. I shouldn't have had him at all at that point in my life. Goodness, what horses teach you.
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        08-05-2010, 09:35 PM
      #36
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Giggling at not only the post about this being about a girlfriend/boyfriend but at the fact that so many people can tell you exactly how many times and the story behind each and every time they have fallen off a horse.
    I think it really depends on what you do with horses and how many/how much you ride. If you have just one nice horse, or you've been taking lessons on been there done that horses you may NEVER hit the ground. Even if you are a not-so-good rider. But if you try new horses or do training it should definitely happen more often (although some people will never admit that ).
         
        08-05-2010, 10:08 PM
      #37
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by camphammock    
    Being dumped isn't easy, but if it wasn't that serious of a relationship to begin with, you will get over it soon. The pain you feel right now will turn into a dull ache that will linger for maybe a couple weeks. But after that, you'll start to forget, and you should be as good as new in about a month.


    Lol. Fo realz?
         
        08-06-2010, 03:24 AM
      #38
    Yearling
    Well, I have come off quite a few times.. Lets say I can hold on a bit better now...
    Anyway.. stopping suddenly, ducking out of a jump, bolting, bucking, and sharps turns of Pumpkin's own accord. Thankfully, his bad behviour is becoming less and less!
    Oh well, I am still alive. I am lucky I havn't broken any bones yet *touch wood*
         
        08-06-2010, 01:52 PM
      #39
    Foal
    Wow! I never expected this thread to become so popular! A lot of great stories guys! Keep them coming!
         
        08-06-2010, 02:21 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    I've fallen off twice in the 7 years I've been riding. Both were off the same horse [who I'm actually riding today] and they were within 2 weeks of eachother.

    The first time, Scooter and I were jumping a little warm up jump [maaaybe 2' max]. I leaned at the jump, Scooter stopped, and I slid right off his neck onto my head. -_-

    The second time we were at the same jump, cantering in, and I saw the wrong distance and Scooter decided he didn't want to jump it short so he stopped, I was flung off, and in his stopping he dislodged a pole that ended up underneath my back when I landed. I had a beautiful bruise from that!
         

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