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    06-26-2010, 05:21 PM
  #1
Foal
How to stay on a horse

I have fallen off a few times and haven't gotten really hurt.When I think I'm going to fall I try to hang on and it has worked twice.The first time I was holding on to the neck,the second time the horse I was on stopped but I still fell because I was holding on to the side of the neck.Any tips on how to stay on?
     
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    06-26-2010, 05:54 PM
  #2
Started
Well...
What happens before you fall off? Does the horse spook? Is it just standing there...?
You haven't given enough information for anyone to really help you.
     
    06-26-2010, 06:35 PM
  #3
Weanling
We need more information but sometimes if there is enough momentum your best option would be how to land not how to stay on the horse
     
    06-26-2010, 08:02 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Yep, going to need more info.

1) make sure your position is solid.
2) make sure you aren't doing more hten your ability
3) if your horse takes off/spooks/bucks, etc while your instinct may be to throw your body forward, that's almost never the right answer. Make sure you SIT UP!
     
    06-26-2010, 08:20 PM
  #5
Weanling
Well, when you ride horses, falling off every once in a while is inevitable. But working on having a good, solid position
will help a lot. If you feel as though you are going to fall off, make sure you don't lean foward, sit up.
What I always do is if my horse spooks, don't panic because that just makes it worse. If the horse is panicking and you panic along with the horse, you're just showing that there is something to be scared of. Try and stay calm and collected and be there for your horse.

I've had my fair share of falls, but this is basically what I do, and I haven't fallen in awhile (knock on wood!!)
Just remember that even some of the greatest riders fall off, it's completely normal.
     
    06-26-2010, 11:08 PM
  #6
Banned
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Originally Posted by AtheistForever    
.Any tips on how to stay on?
Crazy glue ?
     
    06-26-2010, 11:11 PM
  #7
Started
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Originally Posted by Spyder    
Crazy glue ?
And I thought you would say carrots.
     
    06-26-2010, 11:34 PM
  #8
Trained
I like velcro......lol :)
     
    06-27-2010, 12:18 AM
  #9
Trained
Umm....How about you just don't fall off?

My terrible fall-o-phobia helps me stay on. I would rather hang ontot he bucking bronco horse than fall on my butt. However, it has saved me from injuries many times before and definitely strengthened my leg muscles ^^
     
    06-27-2010, 01:56 AM
  #10
Showing
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Originally Posted by AtheistForever    
I have fallen off a few times and haven't gotten really hurt.When I think I'm going to fall I try to hang on and it has worked twice.The first time I was holding on to the neck,the second time the horse I was on stopped but I still fell because I was holding on to the side of the neck.Any tips on how to stay on?
I'm sorry but I find your thread really amusing. Isn't it the art of riding, keeping a horse between you and the ground? if you get an answer that works, pass it on!
     

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