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post #11 of 22 Old 07-25-2008, 11:00 AM
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My worst fall was about 5 years ago. I was in a lesson and riding a horse I was a little nervous to be jumping (the last time I had ridden her she took off bucking during a course - i somehow managed to stay on, but it scared me a little bit). Well we did the flat work part of the lesson and then everyone started to head to the jumping ring, I didn't want to jump so I asked if I could stay in the sand ring and do flat work. My coach said, no, you have to jump her. So into the jumping ring I go. The warm up jumps went fine, so then we started working over a line, small x, 2 strides, vertical, 1 stride vertical. Everyone went over and then it was my turn. I cantered her around the corner and pointed her at the line. Took the first jump long, I got left behind, lost my stirrup couldn't get back into rhythm with her, she chipped the second jump and hopped it, i was now on her neck - hanging on. Took the 3rd jump like a deer, I stayed on over the jump, but when she landed she did a crow hop because she was not pleased with the way I was flopping... I did a somersault and landed on my shoulder.
My coach made me ride her the next week too, but we did x's and trot poles. I wasnt comfortable riding her until a year later!

Most entertaining to watch:
Attempted to ride a cute little pony bareback.
Friend: gonna use the mounting block?
me: pfft, I dont need the mounting block, I can just jump on!
F: want me to hold him?
me; nope. im good.
take Superman (mhm, thats right) into the middle, gather up the reins and jump on. Pony decides he doesnt like bareback and lays down
Ok, so its not a fall, but its an entertaining story.
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-25-2008, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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wow..ya'll have had some pretty nasty falls

if someone 'gives their two cents' when its just a penny for their thoughts..where does that extra penny go?

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post #13 of 22 Old 07-25-2008, 01:34 PM
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okay i was wandering out of the arena to go talk to my dad and he was picking up poop by one of the horse trailors at our barn. We were just talking and i was relaxed. Then my dad threw the poo in the woods and all of the dead leaves made a very loud noise. Cricket freaked and took off to the left i tryed to hold on but i couldn't a cricket move to the left sooo fast that i FLEW of to the right and bounced across the lawn and i actually ripped up the lawn i bounced across it so hard ... thank good for my helmet because i landed on my head. I didn't break anything but landed on my head and my arm twisted backwards and i pounded my hip into the ground,... so i had a headache and my arm hurt and my hip hurt for like 2 weeks but nothing was anything serious... but after i fell my dad and another girl made me get back on cricket and walk around the arena once... it hurt to get back on though because i landed on my hip really hard. Well there ya go .. that was my worst fall

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post #15 of 22 Old 07-26-2008, 01:15 AM
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worst falls:

about 8 years ago, Justin and I were on our way to the outdoor arena... we were bareback and it had been raining and the area surrounding the arena was muddy. long story short, he slipped at the trot, couldn't stop himself with his other front foot, so we literally flipped over...i ended up with my head poking out from under his belly...i had to pull myself out from under him. but he just laid there until i told him to get up :)

about 6 years ago, I was out on Justin checking the fence line (again, bareback) after a storm had come through. when we were both younger, I would occasionally let him flat out run in this pasture... again long story short, he geared up to take off, and i shifted my weight right (and he went left). I hit the dirt at about 25 miles an hour...woke up several minutes later with a concussion

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post #16 of 22 Old 07-26-2008, 01:23 AM
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My worst fall was about a year ago.

My then horse wanted to be done cantering. I was trying to insist that he go where I want him to go and stop when I want him to stop. He got angry and bucked until I came off. I went face first into the dirt. When I moved I thought," At least my back isn't broken!" Thank God for my helmet!! I got up with a wounded pride, and a bloody and crapped face. No broken bones.

I have pictures I will see if I can post them.

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post #17 of 22 Old 07-27-2008, 02:11 PM
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I have been pretty fortunate... So far.

When I was learning to canter (like 6 years ago? lol) I was in the roundpen, the horse got aggravated, bucked, I flew into the fence, and just kind of slid down.

And then I was riding his brat of a pony named Tootsie. We were cantering up to a jump, where she usually races to because there's a corner to where she always stops. She basically took off toward the jump, flung me over, I did a somersault over her neck, and landed face in the dirt. When I went to the bathroom to wash up, my trainer got on her, and the pony tried to ram her leg into the fence, so right before she could, my trainer lifted her leg, and the pony got slammed in the gate. I loathe this brat of a pony.

But now I have Casper, and we've had some minor falls.
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post #18 of 22 Old 07-27-2008, 02:37 PM
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I've had a couple bad falls, but my worst probably happened about 2 weeks ago. Me and my husband were out riding the 3 year olds and something spooked them and they spun and bolted. My boy was behind, so when they spun, he was in the lead. I was so relaxed on the ride (my bad on a young one) and I wasn't expecting it, my balanced got thrown way to the say and twisted the saddle to my boy's side and dumped me. Unfortunately I was dumped right at my husband's horse's feet.

Thankfully he went over me and didn't step on me, but I did get kicked in the head. I did have my helmet on and there was a huge crack where his hoof hit. It would have been my temple otherwise. And I don't even remember my head hitting the ground, but it must have because the back of my helmet was completely split up the back. Surprisingly I came out of that with just scrapes and bruises and nothing worse.

My husband also had a really bad fall about 3 years ago on a very flighty horse he had at the time (finally found him a home with someone who worked better with that horse). The horse bolted at some deer and his cinch snapped. He ended up on the ground with a really sore back and I just found out recently that he was also seeing just black & white for a while and didn't tell me! He never did go to the hospital, the stubborn brat. We found his horse at home in a lathered sweat and according to everyone that horse was at a dead-run all the way there and he had lost the saddle on the way. Found after an hour of searching.
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post #19 of 22 Old 07-28-2008, 06:55 PM
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my worst fall was with my mare, Emma (8). i just got her and wanted to take her out for a ride. i was so excited that i forgot my helmet sitting on the fence post. after about 30 min riding along side the rode, a truck back fired and Emma, who was a race horse in her youth, took off. i couldnt stop her so i tried to slow her using a see saw action with my hands. she slipped sideways in the rode and the next thing i remember, my boyfriend (no my ex) was crading my head and i had blood all over my face. i ended cracking my head open and had road rash head to toe. my mare had landed on my leg but thankfully i only bruised every bone in my foot and ankle. my mare had also suffered an injury. when she slipped, her back hoof came up and siced her elbow open. people were suprised to see me at school the next day. (the hospital had me on lots of Diladid). this accident happened on a sunday. i was in school on monday and took the rest of the week off my pain came back to bite me in the butt.

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post #20 of 22 Old 07-29-2008, 12:37 AM
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My worst fall happened last year, at the end of the gymkhana season. I was doing the event "Keyhole" with Ruby and we ran through the cones at the top and I turned her to run back. Well, we weren't exactly in front of the cones so I turned her a little so she'd make it through them and she went head first. Literally. She hit the top of her head and I shot off like a turpedo. She landed right behind me on the ground but luckily nothing serous happened to either one of us. We have the whole thing on video too.

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