idk if this goes under this topic but what does it feel like 2 fall from a tall horse - Page 3 - The Horse Forum

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post #21 of 32 Old 06-05-2012, 11:22 AM
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it totally depends. My worst (recent) fall was from my 15.1h arab because I didn't have enough time to rearrange myself to land properly. From my 16.2h OTTB or my 17.3h clyde x i've got plenty of time for my "airs above ground" and general acrobatics so that I can land nicely haha! A few years back, my OTTB was having panic attacks at shows, and we got a reputation....so everyone would come to the warm up ring to watch us because inevitably at some point he'd meltdown and i'd get tossed...landing on my feet. Did it every show for about 4 - 5 shows in a row. It was pretty funny I have to tell you! Glad we finally got over that issue though LOL!!!!
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post #22 of 32 Old 06-05-2012, 11:28 AM
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well I have a 16 h qh and when I fell off him last year,bareback, I fell in grass and it didnt realy hurt it just knockes the wind out of you. But I fell of my littlw 14 3 h horse while we were running through the field and it hurt. Had a black eye and scrapes all over.so it depends were you r.
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post #23 of 32 Old 06-05-2012, 06:02 PM
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Depends on how fast you think and how agile you are!
Falling from a tall horse can give you time to get the landing gear down, never time for that on a pony.
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post #24 of 32 Old 06-06-2012, 01:45 AM
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Mine is 17hh and when I fall from him, at the beginning it was lightening fast. Now it seems I could read the entire newspaper before I reach the ground; I have a lot of time to plan and make sure I don't land incorrectly.

I haven't fallen from him in over 9 months though!
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post #25 of 32 Old 06-06-2012, 11:20 PM
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All I can tell you is that when I was training my Friesian Sport Horse (he was 17 hands tall at 3) and I came off I had enough time to think "this is going to hurt" before I hit the ground.

I was right!
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post #26 of 32 Old 06-06-2012, 11:36 PM
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It hurts about as much from a fall from any other sized horse. The only difference I've noticed is that you have more time to think about how much it's going to hurt before you hit the ground.

Considering things, for me, seem to happen in slow motion when I fall, it takes approx a week to hit the ground from anything taller than 16 hands LOL.
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I came off my 17.1 Gypsy Cob onto the asphault yesterday. Its a long way down, just be sure ya get your foot outta stirrup fast because you can't push yourself back up to get it out once you are down. I hit w my one foot and sprung back up to get my still hung foot out, if I had gone to the grown I dunno if I could have gotten my foot out where I didnt have any height/leverage to pull it.

Best part is, we were riding at a walk on side of road in the grass and something spooked her and she bucked into the road (obviously intentionally) so I would crash on the pavement not grass....so sweet of her!
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post #28 of 32 Old 06-07-2012, 05:16 PM
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call me crazy but I like riding a bigger horse. It seems I can feel the booger or whatever about to happen better and easier for me to stay mounted. I've been hurt worse on smaller horses that were more agile. Last bad throw I was on a Big Nice TN Walker with a gait out of this world. The owner told me he could get boogery at times. Went down the side of his barn and at the back side there were some calfs... That horse jumped out of his skin and body slammed me straight on my back. Was not the biggest horse but that one took the wind out of me....lol
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post #29 of 32 Old 06-07-2012, 05:56 PM
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you no those dreams where your falling and you wake up when you "hit" and kinda jerk on the bed? Well that's what its like for me haha! Its like I fall FOREVER then splat I hit the ground but its not soft like my mattress!
But no it just depends on how hard they throw me.

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post #30 of 32 Old 06-07-2012, 10:11 PM
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Fallen off my 16.2 horse three times. So far, nothing but a bruise. Definitely helped that I landed on soft stuff all three times and managed to land on my fattest attachment...butt!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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