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post #21 of 25 Old 05-21-2010, 08:35 PM
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I was always taught that you stick with them as long as you are able. When I was a kid and a horse stumbled or now that I'm older if a horse bucks, all I hear in the back of my mind is my Dad yelling "Stick with him, Stick with him!!" LOL. You might just want to work on keeping your focus at staying on. It will take a bit of time to retrain your body to clamp down instead of turn loose but you can do it. Most people can tell when they have reached the point of no return in a bad experience and only then is it okay to start looking for a soft spot to land (though I really don't think those exist, I've never found one LOL).

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post #22 of 25 Old 05-22-2010, 07:23 PM
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Yeah, I always wondered about that. That's some pretty scary riding. A littel trick photography maybe.
Unfortunately no. Three horses died in the making of The Man From Snowy River, all had to be shot when they broke legs filming that scene. Was my favourite movie as a kid till I got older and found that out!!

As for ditching, never!!! That means they won the round!!! If a horse is going to get me off they had better be prepared to buck, rear, crowhop, pigroot, and bolt off into the sunset cos I will do my best to stick to that saddle no matter what.

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post #23 of 25 Old 05-22-2010, 07:31 PM
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My Dad always told me "Think of your butthole like a suction cup. Whenever things get bad, it should just suck right down on that saddle!" LOL.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #24 of 25 Old 05-22-2010, 09:59 PM
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Unfortunately no. Three horses died in the making of The Man From Snowy River, all had to be shot when they broke legs filming that scene. Was my favourite movie as a kid till I got older and found that out!!

As for ditching, never!!! That means they won the round!!! If a horse is going to get me off they had better be prepared to buck, rear, crowhop, pigroot, and bolt off into the sunset cos I will do my best to stick to that saddle no matter what.
Wow! that's pretty sick about two horses dying. Hard to believe.

I agree concerning the NO ditching. I guess I might in certain situations, but my goal would be too stay on. It would only be fear and dealing with a new horse that might motivate me to jump off before anything got too out of hand. But that is only because I am over 50, just got back into horses a couple years ago, and am very aware of my limitations.

My goal now is to so connect and deal with my horse in a way that keeps us in sync and riding TOGETHER.
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post #25 of 25 Old 05-22-2010, 10:59 PM
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Wow! that's pretty sick about two horses dying. Hard to believe.
I seem to remember hearing that movie was the prime reason the HSA started getting involved with the film industry.

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My Dad always told me "Think of your butthole like a suction cup. Whenever things get bad, it should just suck right down on that saddle!" LOL.
smrobs - OMG, for some reason I just cannot stop laughing at that......ahhhahahahahaha


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