I saw a girl at the barn fall off of her horse (sudden stop, I think) somersault over it's head and land facing her horse with the reins in her hands.
Another fun fall was when a lady at my barn came off a green Shire/Percheron gelding. I think he bucked and she did like a volleyball dive roll and then stood up, perfectly fine. I was impressed!
As for myself, I was riding this mare I've been working with for about a year and she is one of the most confident horses I know and rarely spooks. It was a windy day and as we rode past the door of the indoor arena, a gust of wind blew in and picked up the corner of a blanket laying over the back of a chair. We both saw it out of the corner our eyes. She spooked sideways so quick that I was suddenly standing beside her holding the reins. So I led her back over the the mounting block, got back on and we continued our ride. xD No wonder they say that in riding dressage, your position should be that if there were no horse, you would be standing upright.
Oh, haha, I just remembered another one! I was taking my horse out to her pasture and was on her bareback and ponying another horse so I wouldn't have to make multiple trips. We went up the hill we normally run up, so I asked her to trot up which she did. I assumed the other horse would follow. He didn't. He stopped instead. So my arms holding the leadropes went in opposite directions with me in the middle and I was pulled off of my horse. Both horses looked at me like "what are you doing on the ground?" so I quickly hopped back on. :P Needless to day, we didn't trot up that hill again when we were ponying another horse.
"He doth nothing but talk of his horses."
Last edited by IslandWave; 09-07-2011 at 09:23 PM.