I have fallen...-counts-...seven times? I feel like I'm forgetting some. I'll go in order.
1.) I was 13 and riding my PaintX pony, my first horse. I wanted to canter, he didn't, so I started kicking, and kicking, and kicking....and he proceeding to buck me off. It was all my fault, I take full blame. That one knocked my confidence a bit, and resulted in the sell of the horse. I now have hip and knee issues, and I am also bow-legged because of this(joint dislocations).
2.) It was my 14th birthday, and my friend and I were riding two of "my" horses(they didn't belong to me, but I was their caretaker). We were galloping toward each other, and when my horse reached hers my horse stopped and I went flying over his head. No injuries.
3.) Same day as above, my 14th birthday. My friend and I were galloping along the barbed wire fence when my saddle broke. I did a back flip mid-air and landed in the fence. I was literally hanging in the air by my clothing. That ended with a severely bruised tailbone and four long gashes along my ribs from the wire. Still have the scars!
4.) I was taking this cheeky little pony through a triple combination, bareback, and after the last jump he put his head down to eat. I went flying to the side. Bruised tailbone.
5.) I was galloping my horse, Pippa, down a dirt road when something spooked her and she stopped dead in her tracks. I continued, flying over her head. No injuries.
6.) I was at a show with Pip when I wanted to show my aforementioned friend Pippa's jumping ability. The two-foot arena fence looking tempting, so I decided to take her over. Of course, she refused and off I went. The look in Pip's eyes was priceless: "Uh, you know we're supposed to stay inside
the fence, right?" No injuries.
7.) I was galloping Pip down the dirt road, again. We passed the trail that led back home and she decided she was ready for dinner, so she bolted. The trails were VERY thick, and I knew I would lose a leg if I stayed on, so I bailed....right into a patch of briers. :roll: Just some scratched and mild bruises.
I'm sure I'll have plenty more stories when I start riding Sun more. Posted via Mobile Device