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post #21 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 04:43 PM
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When I was 9 I went on a trail ride with my family, I was riding my old mare Gletta. We were riding on the beach and getting a little behind so I let her canter a bit to catch up with the others, then she suddenly bucked.
I flew right off and landed straight on my right shoulder, dislocating it. It hurt soo bad and I just lay there on the ground. Gletta stopped immediately and started to move her lips across my face, she only stopped when I got up. I had to lie down again because my head had started to spin and she started to do the thing with her lips again.

When I was all healed up I was literally forced to ride her again. I was so scared I was crying my eyes out nearly the whole trail ride. She was a total sweetheart the whole ride, she had never behaved so well before
She was sold a little later, I kinda miss her and even have a picture of her on my wall.


Another story is from when I was 12. I was riding my uncle's horse okki (means graceful. Funny because he isn't graceful at all, roughest trot in history). okki then suddenly turned right and bolted straight to the fence and then stopped abruptly so I flew right into the barbed wire fence... But thankfully I hit the pole instead and also broke it. I got a nasty, swollen bruise on my thigh and something also happened to my tailbone, stupid me never went to see a doctor. It hurt so bad, I could barely walk or sit for 2 weeks.
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post #22 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 06:03 PM
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Hmmmm... I have never had any accidents out of the saddle-knock on wood- so mine would be a fall I had on my 14th birthday. I was riding Gunner(my first hearthorse), and my friend was riding Bud, the other horse on the property. We were galloping along the fenceline, me and Gunner in the lead. Suddenly, I just felt air underneath my, and then a dull pain on my tailbone. Turns out the leather holding the dee ring on the saddle had broken(Western), so the saddle was left without a horse under it. According to my friend, I did a backflip off of Gun straight into a barbed wire fence. I was hanging sideways in the fence, with my tailbong grazing the ground. I sat on the saddle pad while I was gaining my breath. As I was walking back, with an awfully sore rear, I said to my friend, "Atleast the barbs didn't get me!" and I raised my shirt. WRONG. I was gushing blood out of my side, but I couldn't even feel it. With a brusied rear and a gashed-up side, I had to lie on my stomach for a few days.

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^^ Oh, and to add, the next weekend my tailbone got beat up while running barrels on a fat QH, and the weekend after that I fell and landed on my tailbone while jumping bareback. My rear had a bad month.
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post #24 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 07:01 PM
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When I was 9 I went on a trail ride with my family, I was riding my old mare Gletta. We were riding on the beach and getting a little behind so I let her canter a bit to catch up with the others, then she suddenly bucked.
I flew right off and landed straight on my right shoulder, dislocating it. It hurt soo bad and I just lay there on the ground. Gletta stopped immediately and started to move her lips across my face, she only stopped when I got up. I had to lie down again because my head had started to spin and she started to do the thing with her lips again.

When I was all healed up I was literally forced to ride her again. I was so scared I was crying my eyes out nearly the whole trail ride. She was a total sweetheart the whole ride, she had never behaved so well before
She was sold a little later, I kinda miss her and even have a picture of her on my wall.


Another story is from when I was 12. I was riding my uncle's horse okki (means graceful. Funny because he isn't graceful at all, roughest trot in history). okki then suddenly turned right and bolted straight to the fence and then stopped abruptly so I flew right into the barbed wire fence... But thankfully I hit the pole instead and also broke it. I got a nasty, swollen bruise on my thigh and something also happened to my tailbone, stupid me never went to see a doctor. It hurt so bad, I could barely walk or sit for 2 weeks.
aww, that's so sweet to hear about a horse that would actually stand by you side after you fell. You almost never see a horse like that. Glad you're okay.

He carried me away from all my fears, and his mane was there to wipe my tears. -RIP Vegas, my best friend.
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post #25 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 07:10 PM
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aww, that's so sweet to hear about a horse that would actually stand by you side after you fell. You almost never see a horse like that. Glad you're okay.
Thank you! She truly is a good mare, and she would always wait for you to get back on if you fell off. Her mother was like that too.
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post #26 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 07:15 PM
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aww, that's so sweet to hear about a horse that would actually stand by you side after you fell. You almost never see a horse like that. Glad you're okay.
Actually, my draft x always stands there nuzzling whomever has most recently been unseated, sort of saying "what are you doing down there?" Never goes anywhere! I think he subscibes to the theory of not wasting ANY energy :)

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post #27 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 08:18 PM
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Actually, my draft x always stands there nuzzling whomever has most recently been unseated, sort of saying "what are you doing down there?" Never goes anywhere! I think he subscibes to the theory of not wasting ANY energy :)
exactly! Theres 2 kinds of horses like that: ones that are truly sorry and worry about you after you fall, and the ones who just stop and stare at you on the ground like "woah! What the heck!!! Why are you on the ground?! Weren't you just on my back? Oh well, if you're hurt then that means im not genning worked anymore!"

He carried me away from all my fears, and his mane was there to wipe my tears. -RIP Vegas, my best friend.
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My worst injury was from when I was breaking Sonya.
It was our 4th or 5th ride, and I had a crash vest on. Everything was going fine, until a tractor went by the arena carrying a round bale. Sonya decided she was hungry and went from a stand-still to a bucking gallop, chasing the tractor and leaving me in the dirt.
I landed on my left rib cage, and the crash vest didn't help. It actually hurt me. The left side of my ribs were bruised internally. Was not a very comfortable few weeks. :(
All good now and haven't fallen off Sonya since then! :)

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post #29 of 53 Old 07-22-2010, 08:47 PM
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^

Owning a type of horse like that definitely saved my life. I still cringe thinking about it. I was 13, and being a typical idiot teenager and for some reason thinking it was a good idea to jump my Arab gelding in winter. I came around the side of the manure pile and he hit sheer ice and went down hard. I still have the stirrup - between his weight and the ice, he managed to bend a steel stirrup. He almost immediately jump back to his feet, but now my foot was trapped in the stirrup and I was danging from his side like a Christmas ornament. In as much pain as he was (and I know he was, he flinched for weeks if you touched his side and limped for days), he stood like a rock while I screamed at the top of my lungs for someone to hear me. After about 10 minutes, my sister finally heard and came running back with a screw driver to pry my foot loose. Playboy never moved an inch.

It's ironic because when I think that my worst accidents have been on that little booger, and often "delibrate" (he liked to buck), that was one of my scariest accidents just from the sheer helplessness of it. I shattered the growth plate in my foot and did major damage to all the main support structure (12 years later, my foot is still crooked and a size bigger them my right) but at least I'm alive thanks to my amazing horse!

On another note, that same snot is responsible for my fractured rib & damaged lungs (bucked me sky high riding bareback and I landed on a rock), various scars on my back (bucked me sky high into a gate and then onto some razor sharp mud clumps) and a wide other assortment of injuries that usually involved him either bucking or spinning hard enough to launch me sky high into the nearest inanimate object.

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post #30 of 53 Old 07-24-2010, 01:37 AM
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Last day at TAFE and our teachers let us have fun riding in the arena with the whole group.
Was riding my favourite Buddy bareback (this is with a bitless bridle) and chose to go over the x-bar.
Anyway as soon as I turned him for the jump, he was away. Just bolted for the jump and leapt. Apprantly I sat the landing but came afterwards and landed on my hip.
Even though I was wearing a safety vest my back was sore, I couldnt move or bend and for the next few days was in so much pain doign the simplest stuff.

Who knew that after riding the hot-blooded thoughbreds learning trackwork and falling off them plenty of times, my favourite GP horse at TAFE hurt me the most, lol.
Still love him though. =]]
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