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post #21 of 45 Old 12-21-2010, 04:21 PM
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All these are scary but cool to listen to. (evil laugh)

I never fell.....'cause I don't ride!!! LOL

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post #22 of 45 Old 12-21-2010, 10:17 PM
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I've learned to ride on nasty ponies so I've fallen around 100 times, no real damage yet...unless you count the brain damage. I mean keep getting back on right..?
A couple scary moments of mine. I rode my friends horse because he was a bolter and I was a 'capable' rider(with bucks/rears/spin/etc. apparently NOT bolting) lol this was a loooong time ago
I asked to trot and he went straight to the gallop probably my fault. He dogded a fence and jumped a pole, lost my stirrups, lasted an entire lap, slipped under his neck. Crazily enough, he didn't step on me once. I remember hearing my instructor saying 'jump off! let go' my response whilst hanging under him: 'I can't; got back on and rode him many times but that was a severe blow to my confidence..I was so scared of bolters after!
On a small pony, I tried to jump a log (notice *tried*). He wasn't quite fast enough so I tried to pull him out but he didn't listen. it was muddy so I didn't want him to slip, so last second I was like 'crap he's going!' put my leg on. We took off, next I remember we we lying on the ground together him lying on my leg. :/ we were both fine though! The slippery/soft ground probably saved te both of us!
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post #23 of 45 Old 12-28-2010, 06:23 PM
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Well mine is kind of dumb... I put this on my self!!! I have a very big pasture that I board at! So I went out one day to go for a ride, grabed my bridle and crossed the crick to go get Kodee knowing that Kodee doesnt like me getting on him without a saddle but I had done it the day before and he was fine so I was like what the heck lets try again.... BIG MISTAKE!! His pasture mates saw me coming and they were thinking " Hey there is the girl who feeds us!! Lets go get some food!!"They bolted and i had Kodee caught but I didnt have the bit in his mouth yet and so I put it in and his best friend hadnt left yet.... well he took off with the others leaveing Kodee behind. I tryed to jump on him and he bucked not as hard as he could but hard enough to get me off! I landed on my shoulder and hip and nothing broke, luckly, but I was in pain. So I ran to my sisters barn and kind of being dumb left the bridle on him and then told my sister what happend. We finished up there, went to my barn and took the bridle off Kodee reashured him and left......

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post #24 of 45 Old 12-29-2010, 01:40 AM
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I ended up displacing my knee, and breaking a rib though- so I didnt exactly go again xD
I know the broken ribs feeling, hell its not nice. I came off my girl on one of her bad days and she ran over top of me, broke a few of my ribs and carried on running.
I said some thing's I won't repeat on here, they were pretty nasty and loud and repetitive .
I got up and caught her again but by this time I could only feel the pain in my hip (got the picture of the impressive bruise to!). Determined not to be beaten by a 24yo horse I got back on and worked the living breathing crap out of her until she gave in and listened. Got the fall on camera, but missed the ride afterwards as camera person was to busy with her jaw on the floor... Half my body was covered in mud, the other side was clean so I looked like a right idiot. And apparently the look of determination on my face and the stickability of my seat in that saddle were incredible afterwards (and she was rearing and jumping and pigrooting, apparently I didn't move once, I don't remember). I got told that bubbles looked scared crapless that she had misbehaved, and **** well she should have!
I didn't feel the pain in my ribs till the next afternoon, to this day I am still thankful my besties mum only let me walk her pony the morning after the fall, if I had trotted or cantered I probably would have made my ribs worse

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post #25 of 45 Old 12-29-2010, 03:23 AM
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Okay while since I drive I've only fallen outta the does happen. Once, while we were practicing in a field my mini tripped in a hole and stumbled with enough force that I ended up stradling her! She was fine and we drove home that day no worse for wear. Then my gelding decided to hit a mole hill at a controlled canter which was enough force to flip my cart over, mind you he was smart enough to 1. SWERVE BEFORE HE HIT the mole hill and 2. Direct my WHEEL over it instead. yeah...he ended up making 2 laps around the yard and stopping in front of me looking down like "what the heck?"

NOW my little brother has some spills.
The funniest and we still don't know HOW he managed it being around 5'5'' at the time and the gap in the cart being around 12 in. But he was driving my gelding in the middle of a class when said gelding (green horse at the time) took off, Scott handled it well for about a min, then all of a sudden he was UNDER the seat sliding THROUGH the 12 in. gap between it and the bottom of the basket in the easy entry cart! Ate a bunch of dirt and had some road rash on his tummy from the sand but okay and the horse was/has been a gentleman for him ever since (6 years now)

Scariest: last fair running a timed gaming event he forgot to check up his horse before they slow and do a rollback to run home. Horse dodged one way Scott went the other, hard. I'll post MID FLY Pictures here. ANywho, he hit the ground flat on his back so hard I HEARD it in the barn. INSANE!!! Couple of the older cowboy type parents said that it was the loudest they've EVER heard someone hit the ground. Needless to say DUMMY rode the rest of his events (about 4 more hours) and then after he got some time to rest comes into our camper holding up his shirt saying "I think I need to go to the hospital" Here's the shocker! His BACK was so swollen it looked like he had a 12 year BEER BELLY, it hung like 4 INCHES over his pants!!!! We called the on site EMT and they looked at him and said WHAT THE HELL! literally! He ended up with a blown disc JUST ONE and the only reason is cuz he had already done something to it 3 years ago in football!
BTW the pictures start at about the point where my brother goes "OH S***" Which is why he was pulling on his face more then normal and the horse is a tank anyways, plus poor kid has only been riding a year. The last picture was the beginning of the run...about the only place it DIDN'T go wrong :)
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post #26 of 45 Old 12-29-2010, 04:29 AM
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I have never fallen off but sometimes wish I had had some minor falls over the years as sometimes the thought of falling off stops me from trying things. If I had fallen off I think I would just think "oh well the worst that can happen is I fall off" These stories are great and glad you are all okay and none the worse for wear after your falls!
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post #27 of 45 Old 01-02-2011, 04:47 PM
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Well, today I had my first fall. I was ridding a horse that has a reputation of being tempered.We were cantering around in the arena and he gave an impressively large buck. I wasn't ready for it but managed to stay on however he turned and took off cantering and I slipped off the side. Not a particularly painful fall but it gave me a pretty good shock. Then I got back on the horse and finished the lesson. :P
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post #28 of 45 Old 01-02-2011, 06:17 PM
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i rode around in a cheap bike helmet when i was younger (sadly didn't know better at the time). I got tossed at the end of a single stride line, right into a concrete retaining wall. My helmet caved in and shattered my skull. I was in a coma for 15 days.

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post #29 of 45 Old 01-03-2011, 05:31 PM
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^^ when I started riding my dad told me to bring my bike helmet along just in case they didn't have any I was like noooooo

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post #30 of 45 Old 01-03-2011, 10:25 PM
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haha! my bad luck, had to learn that bike helmets are for bikes. Riding helmets are for riding!

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