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post #1 of 18 Old 01-05-2009, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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My first fall

So, here I sit, all bruised and sore and can barely walk. My first fall off a horse, and it wasn't even quite a fall!

I was dismounting after a 2 hour trail ride through the snow. I jumped off the horse, landed on ice, and just fell right down! It was so embarrassing.
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-05-2009, 04:27 PM
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My one friend she was getting on her horse with the mounting block and it fliped over and she fell on her butt twice in a row
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post #3 of 18 Old 01-05-2009, 05:52 PM
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Don't feel bad. I fall on ice for no reason what so ever. You at least were doing something ;)
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post #4 of 18 Old 01-05-2009, 06:09 PM
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Similar thing happened to me. I was showing off out the front doing some jumping and the neighbours were watching. We took a jump downhill, Misty lost her balance and sort of lurched forward and... I didn't fall off, I literally somersaulted over her head... In front of about five people.... Very embarrassing.

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post #5 of 18 Old 01-05-2009, 09:55 PM
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LOL.. You made out, dont feel bad! In my life involving falling off:

- 6 broken ribs
- 11 fractured ribs
- 1 broken arm
- 1 fractured femural bone
- 1 fractured hip
- sprained my wrist too numerous times to count
- too many bruises and embarassing moments to count!

It happens.. Cant do much more then watch out for those slippery spots! Glad to hear that you didnt mangle yourself though!

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post #6 of 18 Old 01-06-2009, 03:40 AM
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Naw.. One thing I have learned, you can be as strict and discipline any horse to the limit, and you can never account for another creatures behavior 100%. It is good to discpline them, but remember persistance will get you further. If you fall, get back up right away!

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-06-2009, 03:57 AM
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Not what I was saying.

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post #8 of 18 Old 01-06-2009, 09:47 PM
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Aww, sorry to hear that! But that really wasn't bad, don't worry. And I've had similar "embarassing" falls. I just find them funny though, more than embarassing. As long as your not seriously hurt, laugh it off and get right back on!

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future'" ~ Jeremiah 29:11

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post #9 of 18 Old 01-06-2009, 10:20 PM
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Sorry to hear that.
I had my first fall off of a horse a few days ago.

This horse was quite lazy and i got her to lope and she definatly did not like that. So Mid lope she started to buck.

The first 2 bucks were what i like to call "rocking horse" bucks. and once she figured out that was not working to get me off all four legs go up in the air and she rounded her back and i was off. I rolled to the ground and popped right back up giving everyone a thumbs up telling them i was ok. My friends mom was like "well someone has to get back on her." I immediatly said im gonna do it. i knew i had to so i wouldnt loose confidence and so that she wouldnt think that she could buck with someone and she would be done with her lesson. The saddle horn hit my ribcage a lot so my ribs are still sore. But that was not the first time i have been bucked with. Just the first time i've ever fallen off!

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post #10 of 18 Old 01-06-2009, 11:05 PM
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Evil, evil ice. I suggest salting it to death.
I to have had more falls than I can count, and amazingly never broken anything other than my tailbone. (don't do that it hurts like hell) My first, the horse hit a divot at a dead run (I was 12 and dind't know what barn sour meant)and I went forward, landing on the saddle horn, then on his neck, then off sideways. He stopped ten feet away and gave me a look like "why did you get off, we aren't home yet" needless to say, getting back on wasn't an option, I wasn't walking home.
My most FUN fall was when a mare I was on dsecided to try side kicking the gelding to her left and I went off to her right, and landed on my feet. Completely not posible, but very cool. They are right though, get back on, no matter how much it hurts, prove to yourself, and the horse that you're not scared, and they can't get away with dumping you. Of course, I don't think the ice cares, but I'd kill it anyway.

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back ---Abigail Van Buren
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