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    01-25-2009, 03:05 AM
How many times have you fallen off?

How many falls have you had? Such as real falls(not mounting bareback and falling on the other side). And how many years have you been riding? Most of the good riders I know still fall off(i've seen trainers get bucked off, usually not bolts but other stuff can get anyone off). People just tell me to stay on but I have panick attacks and I black out the second the horse is even a tad out of control or doing a 360 or whatever. I'm working on it but I can't help but black out for a sec then see myself falling in slow motion, then ow the ground is harder than I think it is.
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    01-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Real dumps, the hard ones, probably 5 times
    01-25-2009, 08:54 PM
Green Broke
Fortunately twice. Unfortunately no walking away. Now that I'm in the aarp group, I will do anything I have to to stay in that saddle. The ground is much harder and I don't bounce upon contact anymore :) !

Started late in riding compared to so many of you. Have been riding for about 35 years now.
    01-25-2009, 10:00 PM
Green Broke
Twice so far...but I've only been riding for 2 years Both times I was bucked off!
    01-25-2009, 10:38 PM
Looks like I have 6 so far. Hehe.

#1 - Slid off the side when turning a sharp corner at a gallop.
#2 - Horse bolted and I flew off. This one really hurt.
#3 - Refusal at a jump and I landed on my feet. It was pathetic really.
#4 - Cantering bareback in the snow. I wasn't hurt.
#5 - A second time, same day.
#6 - Bucked off for unknown reason.

I'm really glad I wasn't really hurt in any of them. I hope I don't have to make this list longer tho.

ETA: Oops, I didn't realize it said real falls. I guess I have really fallen off only 3 times.
    01-25-2009, 11:06 PM
Over a hundred.
Keep in mind that I do allot of schooling, breaking and rebreaking.
And I seem to always get the loopy horses with odd behaviour.
Have had only 2 major accidents soo far so im pretty lucky really.
    01-26-2009, 09:18 AM
I've fallen off 9 times I believe. I'm not sure anymore. My young horse has a bucking problem!!
I've been riding for ~10 years
    01-26-2009, 09:51 AM
I've only fallen once off of a horse and it was head first into a tree.
    01-26-2009, 10:04 AM
I've stopped counting. I've been riding for 6 years. You just have to "block" out your emotions and just get back on. My brain goes on auto-pilot to block out any emotional feelings when I fall and I get my horse, and mount up. It'll take some practice/time, but you'll get the hang of it. For example, when you are bombproofing/desensitizing a horse, you have to work little by little at it and then they are good as gold. Same scenario here, you just have to work at it. When you fall, you have to remember to relax and go with it, or else you get hurt bad when you tense up.
    01-26-2009, 10:33 AM
Wow. I must have really bad balance compared to you all! I've been riding nine years and stopped counting at 20! D=

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