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        09-17-2009, 01:14 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Wow....
         
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        09-17-2009, 03:03 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Guys that fall nearly made me stop riding, you ask anyone. I do not shut up about my horse. I didn't talk about him for three days, I didn't talk about my riding for weeks. My friends knew something was up, but I didn't tell them. Mainly because I hated telling the story. Then I go and tell the story, the way things happened and I get comments saying "A+ for attempted dramatic effect." I love this horse more then anything. I loved jumping, still do. But not a day goes by that I will forget that.

    Yes, I admit that my foot was to far threw the stirrup. But I don't care now. I've worked on it, really hard. The stirrups, I went to my local tack store and they don't sell them *nice*. So when I have the time to go to the big tack shop I will.

    Yes its dramatic, the way I wrote it. But that's just the way I write. Dramatically, in full detail and trying to make it sound like it was happening. I guess I shouldn't of bothered. I gained something from writting this. But from posting it, I apperantly gained nothing.



         
        09-17-2009, 03:23 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I'm very sorry this happened and am glad you and Chinga are okay. Every good rider has fallen and learns from their mistakes. You write very well and would make a good book author. There is nothing wrong with how she wrote it and speaking her mind. This is what this forum is for, to seek support from other fellow equestrians and offer help/advice.

    You should get some peacock safety stirrups. Chinga really loves you for how he reacted at the end. Not many horses would come back and be patient.
         
        09-17-2009, 03:29 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Beloved Killer    
    In conclusion, your foot was too far into the stirrup and this all could have been avoided.

    A+ for attempted dramatic effect.
    In conclusion, you're insensitive. People make mistakes all the time, and they learn from them. I'm sure chingazmyboy has taken some valuable lesson away from the experience, that is how learning is done, maybe you should try learning sometime.

    A+ for stupidity.
         
        09-17-2009, 03:42 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    Good on you for realising what you did wrong

    Hey guys..At least she didn't make a thread blaming her horse for the fall right?
         
        09-17-2009, 05:56 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I never blamed Chinga one bit for it! I've never blammed myself eaither. There were things I could have done to prevent it.
         
        09-17-2009, 11:53 AM
      #17
    Showing
    I think it's great that you were able to overcome your fears, and ride again. I know of many younger people that would have given up the sport after a scare like that.

    Sometimes accidents happen, the key is to learn from what went wrong in the first place.
    In your case, judging by your avatar, your position needs work, and perhaps your foot is a tad too far in the stirrup. If you are concerned about your foot getting hung up ever again, there are stirrups that can help prevent that.
    They range in looks from:
    This http://www.horsetackinternational.com/images/246009-foot-free-irons.jpg
    to this: http://www.tackroominc.com/images/FillisSafetyStirrupIron.jpg
    to this: http://www.sandridge.ca/images/MHSCSStirrups.gif
    You might consider lessons if you're not already in a program to solidify your position.



    I do think that something went wrong, and you should re-assess your abilities and safety gear so that there won't be a next time :)
         
        09-17-2009, 12:07 PM
      #18
    Started
    It might help to get some safety stirrups, the leather will come off the saddle. I know they work because I accidently ripped one off while lenghtening my stirrups yesterday *oops*
         
        09-17-2009, 12:09 PM
      #19
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 7Ponies    
    Never EVER get back on a horse if you may have been injured. That is plain stupid.

    I just never understand why people feel that they NEED to get back on a horse if they've taken such a bad spill and are injured. You do not NEED to get back on your horse.
    I disagree with the plain stupid comment. Many times an injury doesn't surface until after the adrenaline has worn off. We have an EMT at our shows. I am a first responder. We do evaluations if requested by the rider but we cannot force help.

    We all have to take responsibility for ourselves. (or parents for minors)
         
        09-17-2009, 02:16 PM
      #20
    Trained
    A little more heel on your boots would have prevented the problem but I'm glad to see your riding again.
         

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