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post #11 of 32 Old 06-02-2012, 07:38 PM
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are you in a kept soft arena or out on the hard trails?
falling off or actually getting dumped from a bucking running horse? it does make a difference because of dealing with the additional force of a buck.
any fall can be dangerous, bone breaking and life threatening. So be careful
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haha yes it is a pretty stupid questions but i have fallen from horses that are 15 hands and under and none of the falls really hurt or scared me except for one when a horse bucked me bc it was the first time being bucked off lol but i never fell off of a 16 hand horse so i never had the experience lol XD so yah just curious
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post #13 of 32 Old 06-03-2012, 09:03 PM
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That's too open... My friend was launched from a 16.2 and fine, I had a dumb fall off a 17h and illaserated my spleen. for the most part if you try to break your fall you will get hurt
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It depends on how you land and what you hit and the force that threw you off the horse a lot more than the horses size does. I've only had one fall that landed me in the hospital for a concussion and it was off a 13hh pony.
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My guess would be the same i have never fell off a horse before. But i have been bucked off many horses many times. And they all hurt nomatter how big the horse was.
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post #16 of 32 Old 06-04-2012, 03:42 PM
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I was taught in 4-H how to do an emergency dismount in motion, to lessen the chance of being hurt. Saved my hinney many times.

Fast forward 30 years, the ground is much harder these days. The emergency dismount still helps, but it really hurts much much more lately! And it doesn't matter WHAT size the horse is! :-D
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post #17 of 32 Old 06-04-2012, 04:41 PM
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Pssshh, falling from a big horse is nothin' compared to falling from a pony! What the naughty little jerks do is the dump n' run: somehow dump you off, then gallop away so you have to chase them while you're still hurting! hahaha
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post #18 of 32 Old 06-04-2012, 04:55 PM
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same as a small horse, except you have two extra seconds to wonder how bad it will hurt...
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post #19 of 32 Old 06-04-2012, 05:04 PM
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Kinda like falling 8 inches further than a short horse I learned backwards from most people, started on 17hh draft x, then slowly got shorter. The worst falls I've had have been off short horses, one 14.2hh mare in particular gave me a couple concussions, bruising and whiplash. A 15.2hh mare broke my wrist. The way you come off matters sooo much more than how tall the horse is. There is only one foot difference between 15 and 18hh.
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post #20 of 32 Old 06-05-2012, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by FaydesMom View Post
I was taught in 4-H how to do an emergency dismount in motion, to lessen the chance of being hurt. Saved my hinney many times.
They teach that. I have always heard if something goes wrong and you land on your feet your not trying hard enough. And if you fall off you never hear the end of it. So get bucked off trying to stay on.
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