Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
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!