OH BOY! I've came off a horse four times only. But when I came off seems like i'd always got hurt. First was my mare Time To Hide, we were riding bareback FIRST TIME both of use, and I dropped my cowboy hat coming up the hill. I wiped around and kicked her to go. She took of at a galloped and when we got to my hat (She was really hard to stop any other time) But this time she put on her brakes fast. And where did I go........ onto my hat. Felt like I broke my poor tail bone. Then the next time was when I was riding her. Stupid idea I know... I was riding her with no saddle blanket,just a saddle. More of a three step ride and throw then a ride. I've learned from my mistake. Third time was on my step dads paint. The day before I rode a friends paint bareback proving to my step dad I can ride any horse (Or so I thought! HEHE) he's like OK you can ride my horse. I always nagged about riding him, well everything was going well, just about to get him up into a gallop and he CROW HOPPED!!! Yes crow hopped and threw me. Bout broke my wrist but like my step dad says. "If you get threw by him you get right back up and ride." I knew that so I did. Haven't rode him since and it calmed him down a lot.but I plan to before we sale him. Then there is my horse Hero, not really bright about riding him since he has a very bone back bone. Still putting weight on him. Well he has a very bad habit of turning quickly. Just stopping and turning, well I was riding bareback and stopped him. He turned quick couldn't squeeze tight enough and away I sailed. Litterly sailed to the right.
I say if you haven't fallen of a horse yet you haven't experienced hard.