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post #1 of 20 Old 09-10-2009, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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your first fall ; and worst falls (:

Hey guys , just 2 years i got bucked and went back wards to end up in a back flipp and landing on my head on a trail ride . And that was my first and worst fall , noww i havee fallen off barebackk . I was wondering how bad your first falls where ?
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post #2 of 20 Old 09-10-2009, 08:06 PM
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My first fall was bareback, I got ran into a tree. And my worst was probably a weird landing from getting thrown.
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post #3 of 20 Old 09-10-2009, 08:38 PM
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My first fall was nothing -I was 4 or 5 and I had a nasty shetland pony, Poncho, who used to delight in bucking me off every chance he got. Luckily, he was short so the falls were never more than an annoyance and I would jump right back on.
My worst fall landed me in the hospital having surgery to repair damage to my cheek bone that resulted in vision issues (nerves got between the bone where it cracked). That was completely my fault as my sister and I were playing around at "trick riding" and I happened to fall in such a way that my face found the one rock in the entire field. I was 8 at the time.
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post #4 of 20 Old 09-10-2009, 08:41 PM
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I have fallen twice.
My first fall was on my first horse (well the first horse I owned, not the first I rode). His grandfather was a winning irish racehorse although he was registered Dutch WB, and he had a lot of GO. He was quite sensitive and a bolter. I fell off him during a dressage clinic at my barn. We were in the indoor arena cantering down the longside when somebody walked up with a horse and started grazing for some reason outside the arena. I tried to move his head so he could see that he was about to go by a horse but it was too late and he bolted. He bolted and leapt into the air and bucked around the corner and I went flying off, landed on my right shoulder/head. The clinic person watching said that nobody would have been able to sit his buck xD I'm not exaggerating when I say he had a lot of power. I got the wind knocked out of me and my legs were shaking, I got on him a few minutes later. Sadly he is no longer living.

And this Sunday I fell off my new horse. There was a thunderstorm :/ in the same arena. The rain pouring down on the indoor roof is really loud and then a thunderclap came and he started bucking. It was just 4-5 bucks, I actually dislodged my stirrups and bailed because my spine was being stabbed with the saddle back. I didn't get the wind knocked out of me or trembling but I was sore on my left hip and my spine from the saddle. I landed flat on my back/half curled up in my lame attempt to tuck-n-roll in the air. I never, EVER remember the one-rein stop during a spook, only after -.- I should have lunged him before I mounted but the weather was relatively calm when we entered.

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My first fall? I can't really remember. Was probably when I was around eight or nine and riding a horse named Spanky, (who I still ride sometimes and fell of recently!) who pulls his head down a lot. He yanked it down, and I fell forward and just hopped off. Hehe. Not really a fall.
Worst fall was probably when either when I fell of Milo on my B-day; We were cantering and he took off, jumped a 3' jump and bucked. I fell and hit my head, and was knocked out for a while; for when I was riding Gonzo two or three months ago and we were cantering. Another girl passed us, G started to race, and I never stopped got him to slow down. I leaned forward too much, he spooked, and I fell. I got VERY cut up and broke my helmet. :P

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My first was when I was about 10 on my first pony. The usual pony scoots under a low branch and leaves kid hanging onto the branch for dear life while pony happily wanders off to much on some grass :P

Worst fall was a couple of years ago on a reasonably new horse/ 5yr old tb x qh mare, she was lovely and I never had an issue with her until I took her out to a public arena to see how she'd go being out. She was working great and then out of no where she blew up, bolted so I took her head off, she got jack of that so took off bucking her her head between her legs and continued this up an embankment towards a gate which leads directly onto a main road. She went straight towards the gate and at the last minute went to jump it. I ripped her head around and she flipped over and crushed me between her and the gate, then got up, booted me a couple of times in the guts then took off again across the arena.

I was completely unable to lift my right leg for a week after that, and then for months after I had a bad limp and even now have limited movement in that groin/hip. I tore all the ligaments in my hip, tore muscles from over my ribs to my knee and also damaged tendons.
That wasn't much fun!!
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My first fall was the first year I owned Mark. The boy I had a crush on at the time came up to the barn with me to see my horse. My friend and I went out to get our horses and ride them back up to the barn bareback. Halfway up the hill, right in plain sight of the guy, my friend's horse spooked and turned the other way galloping off. My horse copied, and I fell off. I then proceeded to get up and chase my horse through 80 acres of pasture trying to get the reins off of him. Needless to say, we never ended up going out =P

My worst fall was during a jumping lesson. Mark was jumping his first oxers and was a little nervous. He stopped dead in front of the jump, and I flipped straight over his head and cracked my back on top of the two wooden poles. I got back on and got him over the jump. A week later, when I went to get x-rays, it turned out that I had 2 fractured vertabrae and a broken tail bone. I now can not bend down, do flips, or reach up high. I still ride and jump a ton though =P

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My first fall was the very nice, the 12hh pony I was riding shied at a loose chicken. It was one of my first lessons and as he took a side step I stayed where we were. :) Simply just plopped down on the soft sand on my bottom. Didn't hurt at all.

My worst fall would have been when a QHx mare I used to ride bolted, I had only been riding for a year or two and had only riden her once, I didn't know what to do. She stopped at the end of the arena from very fast, and she dropped her head, and I just flew off over the top. :) The landing was quite painful though, on top of a fence. :/

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My first fall was pretty much a non-event. I was 12 years old, on a cranky, nappy little horse called Splendor. I was riding him around dinnertime (STOOPID mistake) and he heard his buckets rattling, so he cantered, crow hopped and bucked across the entire paddock until i fell off over his left shoulder. My aunt dragged him back to me, got me back on and rode his ass for another hour, whilst all the other horses got their din dins! lol

I haven't had a REALLY bad fall yet, touch wood, but my worst fall to date was around a year ago, when I was fairly new to my most recent riding school, riding a arab x gelding in the dressage arena. My instructor has white tape electric fences and it was really windy. Anywhoo, he was being a bit of a troll that day, really head strong and not listening to me, so I was about to call it quits, before the weather really came in, when a big gust of wind blew in and made the electric tape flap around, and he FLIPPED OUT. He burst into almost a hand gallop, and then just disappeared from underneath me! So, yeah, my hips the sand pretty hard, and i smacked my head on the fencepost.
I got really dizzy and threw up, and for the next few days, I couldn't get up off the couch, my hip and back hurt so much. I was an idiot for riding in windy weather, I know, but come on! Naughty pony! lol

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post #10 of 20 Old 09-11-2009, 06:25 AM
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My first was when I first started riding, so I was about 4-5 years old. I was riding a shetland pony in my lesson, and when we trotted for the first time, I just slid off xD
I haven't really had any bad falls yet *knocks on wood*.

The scariest to be around was when we were riding in the indoor arena at my old riding school and some idiot opened the door really loudly (it has a sign on it saying that you have to be quiet) and every single horse bolted! Atleast 5 people fell off.
Luckily I didn't.
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