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    12-23-2012, 12:49 AM
  #11
Weanling
I think I was 10 or 11 when I first fell. I was doing a 1mph jog on a lesson horse and he faceplanted and went down. Somehow I managed to do a flip in the air and landed in the mud of course.
     
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    12-23-2012, 01:18 AM
  #12
Yearling
Err... Haven't yet, but I've only been riding since this spring

I will admit to a few times of barely hanging on with an arm around her neck and a fistfull of mane, and a couple of deliberate bailouts, but it doesn't count if you land on your feet and in control, does it?
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    12-23-2012, 06:57 PM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
I was about 13. I was leasing this butt ugly gaited sway backed creature who was incredibly forgiving and totally bomb proof. Since he pretty much had a saddle for a back I would often ride bareback. A chihuahua got off leash and attacked my horse when we were standing by a tree taking a break. I was on a totally loose rein, horse freaks out and off I went.
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Nothing more scary to a horse than a chihuahua!!

I don't really remember my first fall. I would have been eleven because that was when we bought our first pony. She threw me off pretty routinely. Sometimes she would buck. Sometimes she would turn too fast. Sometimes she would bolt off and jump a random ditch. Fortunately, she would always come to me and let me get back on. Eventually I got a little harder to throw off.

I don't know why I kept riding. Maybe it was due to brain damage from one of those early falls? Or could it be that I had more fun with that pony than I will ever have with any horse ever?
     
    12-24-2012, 12:01 PM
  #14
Foal
In my 3 years of riding I've only technically fallen off once, and that was not too long ago when I was doing an in and out jump thing (it wasn't pretty the first few times we did it) and at the end my horse went one way I went the other.

But years before that, when I wasn't into horses at all was when I had my first real fall. We had too horses and we had two people on each, and we were riding beside the rode. Well, a motorcycle comes flying by, and I swear he sped up on purpose. It spooked the other horse, he spun around and so our horse did the same and I landed on the cement road. The skin on the palm of my hand got ripped away and it was sprained, not to mention other small scrapes and bruises. So there we were, all four of us dumped on the ground, having to walk back to the barn (the horses went straight back there, we weren't far) Good thing my mom was there though, she caught them and then came to pick us up.

My horse has fell 2 times when I was on, but I don't really count those lol
     
    12-24-2012, 05:57 PM
  #15
Yearling
It was a while ago, when I was just starting out - I had never trotted without stirrups before - I could barely trot with them at that point. My trainer put me on the BOUNCIEST horse on the property, complete with jackhammer withers, and took my stirrups off my saddle. I braced up, and just slid off :p It was probably pretty funny, looking back at it

My last fall was acually today! Was just messing around on Diamond bareback, as she prefers it, and we don't currently have a saddle that fits her. I was jumping her, as I had done several times before. All be darned if, right after the jump, a huge groundhog comes jetting out of the field right under her feet and spooked the daylights out of her! She just stopped, threw her head down, and started backing up. I went over her head, landed on my feet, walked over and consoled her :p
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    12-24-2012, 06:20 PM
  #16
Weanling
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I rode as a kid bareback/hackamore, I was cantering along the side of the road in grass riding my sister's part arab gelding who shied at something, jumped sideways and I went down on my knees LOL that hurt!
This year is the first and second time I have fallen off my mare since I got back into riding 8yrs. Ago, the first time was coming in our driveway with friends, my dogs decided to be morons and flew down the hill through the bush and went to nip at Spice's heels, she gave a kick up at them....I was in LALA land and tipped forward and fell right beside her LOL
Then this fall I was on a trail ride with about 20 other riders, there was a lady I knew behind me on a big gelding, she was yaking away to me and I hear this commotion, I turn and look and her head is two feet from mine but I can't see her horse's head/neck! He had tripped and stumbled where his head/neck went under between my mare's back legs LOL she gave a little jump forward which got the horse in front of her po'd who kicked at her (we were in a very narrow trail) and Spice spun to the left and I slowly slide down the side of her LOL she didn't panick but stood and looked at me like she was saying sorry but I didn't know what else to do!!!
Hopefully I'm done falling now!
That is the funniest story I've heard in a long time!!! Laughed my bum off lol
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    12-24-2012, 06:48 PM
  #17
Yearling
HAHAHA everyone has great funny stories!!! Got the giggles going on......HAHAHAHA I love this thread!
     
    12-27-2012, 08:14 PM
  #18
Foal
I was riding Little Man(leasing at the time,lesson horse) in a big, open field. My friend and I decided to race...
I took a sharp turn at the corner of the field. All I remember is slipping...dead grass rushing at my face...grass and hooves...
I remember thinking: That dead grass is going to hurt---it looks prickily!
I got a minor concussion from that fall. I'm very thankful I wore a helmet!
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    12-28-2012, 12:43 PM
  #19
Weanling
Horse was feeling frisky, I was still a beginning. He took off at a canter which I was not ready for, turned left. I kept going forward...
     
    12-29-2012, 04:43 PM
  #20
Foal
E The only reason I remember my first fall is that it was my second lesson ...third time I had been on a horse ever. He was a good horse but he was apparently spooky and didn't like wind. Well, if memory serves correct, there was a piece of tarp that wasn't fastened down. (Man, the more I think about this the happier I am I don't ride at this place anymore *shudders*) and I wasn't on a lunge line. The horse spooked and I landed on my butt with the reins in my hand. My instructor didn't put me back on that horse but I got to finish the lesson on a different one. Later I rode that horse many times during the course of the year I rode there...I was never frightened...it didn't hurt that bad and I was too horse-crazy haha.
     

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