In my opinion, you aren't a bad rider if you have never fallen off, and you aren't a good rider. If you haven't had a good, in a lot of pain, type of fall, you aren't a real horseback rider. ;] But really, I just tell myself that to make myself feel better about falling off. ;] Last time I fell off was from my old lease horse Maddie taking off while I was trying to mount her and me hitting a solid cedar arena wall. Yeah, still have problems from that and it was 9 months ago... ):
So funny "joke" here....
So I had time to think while I was falling from Maddie.... I was like, "Ohh, im falling... This is going to hurt like a #^&#&$ $&#^#*$ &^#$%!!" She was reg. 16.2 hands. Bear... He is roughly 17.2-17.3ish hands... yeah, im really going to have time to think now. I will be able to finish the novel im reading, YAY! =] *gigglesnort*
You can never take a Thoroughbred away from a horse crazy girl.