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    09-13-2011, 01:35 AM
  #41
Yearling
LOL, yea, my poor mare was on both knees so I fell a whole 2 feet off, lol!

Stan, we have so much in common, lol!
     
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    09-13-2011, 03:21 AM
  #42
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fall two feet

Now I do acknowledge that any fall is dangerious, and up hill is an act in its self.
HOWEVER does it really compete with trying to ride from underneath the horse. but yes the common factor is falling off frequently

I never fell off the motorbike
     
    09-13-2011, 01:32 PM
  #43
dee
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I'm a terrible mother...totally heartless. Daughter had been riding her little shetland pony for a long time - we'd had the pony for about four years already, and daughter rode her almost every day. Daughter had developed into a pretty good little rider for a six year old that had never had a lesson. Pony was a rare gem.

Anyhoo, daughter was riding the pony in her very first playday. She had competed in several events already, and hubby decided to let her run the keyhole race all by herself. She ran that pony into the keyhole, turned her around and ran out like she'd been doing it for years...but she forgot to stop before she got to the fence. Pony saw that fence coming up and slid to a stop. The saddle flipped up in the back (we hadn't thought about needing a back girth). Daughter flew off of the pony's back and hit the fence upside down (it was a welded wire fence, so it absorbed nearly all of the force of the hit) and slid down the fence and rolled up onto her knees, facing the fence. Pony thought she'd be cute, and snatched daughter's hat off her head and stood there waving it at the crowd. Everyone else in the crowd had screamed when daughter came off, but I couldn't stop laughing. Daughter wasn't hurt a bit. Her daddy had run out to help her up, but she told him in no uncertain terms that she was fine and just HAD to get right back in the saddle. She jumped right up, grabbed her hat back from the pony and jumped back on to ride out of the arena - to the applause of everyone.

She won the keyhole race - that pony had a better time than the quarter horses she was competing against. Daughter (and pony) had a wonderful time that night. I was branded a terrible mother for laughing instead of screaming.
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    09-13-2011, 03:15 PM
  #44
Foal
My story is similar to a couple others posted here, but I'll tell it anyway. I managed to fall off three times in the span of about an hour. When I first started riding with my sister-in-law, she made me ride bareback so I could develop good balance. I went to get on the horse in his pen, climbed up the fence rails to get on, and just as my weight shifted away from the fence, he stepped sideways, and I landed in the manure between him and the fence. Ha ha ha, horsie, hilarious. So I climbed back up the fence, got ready to get on again, and anticipating the same move, I leapt for it. Well this time, he didn't step sideways, of course. If anything, he may have slightly shifted toward the fence. So I sailed over the other side, onto the ground again. Third fall was trotting in the arena, made a sharper turn than I was ready for, and I went off the side. Fun times!
     
    09-13-2011, 03:36 PM
  #45
Trained
We were at a CW event and a reenactor friend wanted to ride with us--after hours, so there was no rush. He rattled off all of his experience and assured me that he'd be just fine. I lent him my babysitter QH, you know, the horse that stands forwever and will just drop his head to graze if he's bored. He carefully grabs the reins, puts his foot in the near stirrup, swings lightly up and lands...in front of the cantle...sitting on my horse's neck, then begged for help. I've given lots of lessons to lots of beginners, but I've NEVER seen the like! ROFL
The other story is about me. I was working outside, muddy arena, with a silly TB, that I only used with one of my students bc he was way too light to trust in group lessons. He wasn't picking up a lead (or something similar, don't recall exactly now), so I dismounted my student, and I got on. I worked him in the ring and he was getting more and more disenchanted with the footing. Since I had been teaching/walking/riding ALL day, I was too tired to hold on (English saddle) so I just let go when he bucked. I fell flat on my back, in the mud. It was like falling backwards into a mattress. I've only been THAT dirty 2 other times in my life, but my student was in stitches.
     
    09-13-2011, 08:59 PM
  #46
Yearling
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Originally Posted by dee    
I'm a terrible mother...totally heartless. Daughter had been riding her little shetland pony for a long time - we'd had the pony for about four years already, and daughter rode her almost every day. Daughter had developed into a pretty good little rider for a six year old that had never had a lesson. Pony was a rare gem.

Anyhoo, daughter was riding the pony in her very first playday. She had competed in several events already, and hubby decided to let her run the keyhole race all by herself. She ran that pony into the keyhole, turned her around and ran out like she'd been doing it for years...but she forgot to stop before she got to the fence. Pony saw that fence coming up and slid to a stop. The saddle flipped up in the back (we hadn't thought about needing a back girth). Daughter flew off of the pony's back and hit the fence upside down (it was a welded wire fence, so it absorbed nearly all of the force of the hit) and slid down the fence and rolled up onto her knees, facing the fence. Pony thought she'd be cute, and snatched daughter's hat off her head and stood there waving it at the crowd. Everyone else in the crowd had screamed when daughter came off, but I couldn't stop laughing. Daughter wasn't hurt a bit. Her daddy had run out to help her up, but she told him in no uncertain terms that she was fine and just HAD to get right back in the saddle. She jumped right up, grabbed her hat back from the pony and jumped back on to ride out of the arena - to the applause of everyone.

She won the keyhole race - that pony had a better time than the quarter horses she was competing against. Daughter (and pony) had a wonderful time that night. I was branded a terrible mother for laughing instead of screaming.

I snorted a bit at the part when the pony snatched the hat off her head!
     
    09-13-2011, 09:03 PM
  #47
dee
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Yeah, that pony was quite a character. I don't know where she learned the behavior, but you did not dare have a bandana, wallet or tool in your back pocket around her. It was a sure bet she'd grab it and take off with it. She was also bad about grabbing hats. I think she thought she was a dog!
     

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