Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
I "slipped" off once about 8 years ago when I was riding bareback in snowpants. My gelding did something funny, and I literally laughed until I fell off...I landed on my feet, but it would have been a nice landing either way because of the soft snow.
I also jumped off about 5 years ago when I chose to ride my 4 year old gelding bareback on trail in a hackamore, and he chose to start running and not stop...That one hurt badly! Needless to say, I no longer do trail with the bareback/hackamore combo until I am really sure of the training of the horse.