Like it's been stated above, it depends on the circumstances. I've come off at a gallop three times. Once was into a barbed wire fence, once was because my horse bolted and then made a quick turn, and once because I was breezing my horse and she got spooked and hit the brakes. None were pleasant, but the expected ones, like the bolting horse, hurt less because I had time to plan a jump-and-try-to-hit-grass dismount, because I knew my horse was about to do a sliding turn. The suprise falls always seem more painful, but then again, I haven't had many extremely painful falls.
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