Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hackettstown, New Jersey
I've been riding for about 9 years and I've fallen once (at a college lesson) and bailed once riding bareback.
The first time was over a jump, I wasn't in the right mind set and the horse did that fun bunny hop over the jump. Caught me off guard.
Second was a friend's horse bareback close to the other horse paddok, he spooked on a trail and dropped his head to the ground running with his head on the floor and popping his but up every step. I couldn't get the leverage to get his head up so I jumped and he stopped by his buddy.
Not been hurt yet :P
I've been riding horses of all types including just started off track racers with their fun paces to horses that buck and buck and buck at everything you ask for. (I've also trained them to be quiet and stop such nonsense)
I think that falling is something you should be able to do just because if It does happen, the way you fall may lessen injury but it doesn't help when you are actually riding. :)
Last edited by eccodecco; 01-21-2011 at 01:54 PM.