well I'm trying **** hard. Despite my family and boyfriend telling me over and over that I'm an idiot for spending all my money on this. And despite school suffering so I can work more so I can ride. Haha. I don't know why I went back to school this year... all I want to do is ride.
If you ride well enough, you don't have to pay. I am a student and currently am an exercise rider for Friesians.. I am not overly confident about my riding. But with all my training and experience I have had both on and off horses makes me a hot commodity. I ride for people that need to have a horse with more miles, and most the time its free for me. People are astonished that I would be willing to ride for them without asking for a penny... and I am astonished that they arn't asking me for anything. Though the thing to be weary about is its usually young horses or horses that have been sitting for a while, you have to be safe and you'll fall. People pick you cause you bounce. PM me if you want to know more, I got slightly distracted.
As for falling, I used to not come off. Like someone said, when the horse gets pushy my bum just glues to the horse. I was doing riding for a little pony that was walk walk crow hop walk walk hop hop... which would have been peachy, but he was so FAT that none of our saddles fit him so, we rode him bareback... Whenever I came off him, it was by choice, and usually when I was slipping anyhow.
I hadn't fallen for numerous years until this last few months, I fell off my leased horse when she tripped. I was using her owners saddle, and it didn't fit me. I summersaulted off, and she looks down at me, with dirt in her nose. "I really didn't mean...are you okay... why are you down there...I loves you..." cuttest horse face ever. Got a bruise about the size of a mango on my fat.
Previously mentioned that I am an exercise rider for a Friesian breeder, I was riding their Hafflinger, who was covered in showsheen, and I was drooling over how nice her back looked and tried bareback.. turns out she had never been rode in bareback, and didn't like the idea, so took a turn pretty quick, and off I come... It was like a furry slip and slide.