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post #1 of 13 Old 04-28-2008, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Right way to fall

I was riding this one horse Remmy, and he got angry at an other horse as i was cantering.So my trainer said i got scared and jumped off. I guess i did! But i fell on my back which really hurt!
Does anyone have advice on how to fall properly?????

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-28-2008, 10:52 PM
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Hmmm...maybe try landing on your feet?

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-28-2008, 11:12 PM
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Yah I would say landing on your feet would work best!

For some reason I always seem to land on my feet, I think it's becaue I'm a little more relaxed (or I guess we could say dense ) and I keep my muscles a bit looser so I end up on my feet!
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I've heard that landing on the back of your shoulder and rolling is the best


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Same here, I usually land on my feet! Sometimes I don't though, like if I'm not really prepared for the fall lol.

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Re: Right way to fall

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I was riding this one horse Remmy, and he got angry at an other horse as i was cantering.So my trainer said i got scared and jumped off. I guess i did! But i fell on my back which really hurt!
Does anyone have advice on how to fall properly?????
My instructor always told me that whenever yiou feel like you are going to fall just go ahead and do an emergency dismount. It works really well bareback And yes that is from experience. :roll:

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-29-2008, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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falling

oh ty! mabey i need to relax some more.

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try and kick away from the horse so you dont get stepped on. I always land on my side like a limp potato.. then get up as fast as I can like what the heck just happened

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post #9 of 13 Old 04-30-2008, 08:28 AM
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not sure if this applies to riding but i would have thought that landing on your feet could possible damage the ligaments, and tendons in your foot because of the weight and stress of hitting a harder surface. sorry just my opinion not sure if its true
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-01-2008, 10:25 AM
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supposedly you are supposed to roll up into a ball when you fall... Not sure who has time to think about rolling into a ball when they are coming off a horse... but...
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