Well I rode my new mare today second time since i've had her. I've had her a week and a day now. I've been takin it really easy on her because she's underweight, although she's got a hay belly. And she's got a bad crack that almost goes to her white line. My farrier said it's to ride her, keep her on soft ground and make sure she doesn't get sore. So i've just been riding her for a short time both times. She's a 12 yr barrel mare.
Well I was trotting her on barrels and after heading home, she broke into a lope. So I went to stop her before we hit the fence, and she decided that going left would be easier. So she goes left, and I got kinda left kinda straight. So I kinda loose it I guess. It was a very weird fall. My left foot looses the stirrups and because she turned on a dime, my body swung to the right and thats were my left leg was so I had my right foot in the stirrup still. I think I was trying to grab her neck to stay on, but that didn't work. So I kinda swing to the right and fell off. I'm not even sure how I landed, but I think I landed on my left foot and my right knee, as my right knee has a stain on the knee, on my jeans.
She's a very loyal horse already and after she realized what happend she stopped by me and waited for me to come back. She had a, OMG! What happend? Are you okay? type face on. It was very cute. So I got back on and rode her some more.
I already love her to death. She's very different from the pony wanna be horses i've have/had. She's very fast and turns on a dime. I'm just glad my first fall was an easy one, and not one that I got hurt from, 'cause then I really would be scared I think.
Here's a couple pics of for everyone..