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        09-04-2007, 11:34 AM
    Well lets see I've been riding on and off for about four years now and I've only fallen off once. I don't know how it happened and to tell you the truth I don't think anyone did. All I know was I was cantering, and then "sweet" little sparkle stopped and then I flipped over her head litterally and was looking right into her face with the rains in my hands on my feet. I should take up gymnastics...
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        09-04-2007, 10:31 PM
    LOL latte62lover!! That's funny
    i should take up gymnastics...
        09-22-2007, 06:32 PM
    Ok. Mine is long.

    We were 'cantering' around the ring (I say 'cantering' because I couldn't get him to canter). He had huge strides so I had already nearly fallen off once in the lesson.

    Anyway, my instructor is chasing me with a crop and it worked 3/4 around the way, until he spooked. I went all the way to the left. The he spooked once more, all the way to the right, did a flip and landed on my back.

    My instructor said I was smiling when I landed so I wasn't tense. I didn't hurt myself at all! I was so happy that I had fallen. She said that was the lightest fall she had seen in years, and from a kid! Then I got back on (2 minutes later because we were all laughing and talking about it) and finished my canter, me nearly falling AGAIN!
        10-17-2007, 09:43 PM
    Alright, my first fall was when I was bareback and we were trotting, she made a sharp turn and I slipped right off. Lol I jumped up adn screamed YES! I had been riding for 2 years, and had never fallen off.

    If you don't mind I'm going to tell you about the only other two times I've fallen off.

    The second time, I was riding Callie a Quararab, I wasn't sitting up so my instructor made me put a strait stick ehind my back. Lol Well that made me laugh, and I can do absolutly Nothing when I'm laughing, lol. Well, my feet slid back, and my chest foward, I was literally laying horozontally on top of her as she trotted around. Then I just slipped off. Lol. Once again I jumped up and yelled YES!. Lol

    Then the last and most recient, 5m ago. I was over at my instroctor's old instroctor and friends house riding her horse Pheonix. He was MAGNIICENT! He is a 17.2hh tb. He was riding wonderfuly at everything, so I decided to jump him. Lol, well going over the jump was great, but right when his froot hoofs tuched ground he bolted! I started geting him under controle right away, he only made it a cupple of feet, but then Amber's son runs into the arena swinging two crops in his hands screaming Hey momy, look what I got. Well that's what they told me, because I hadn't seen him and had been loosining up on Pheeonix because I had gotten him back to a trot when he bolts again! Lol, well he's running tward a fence and dose a sharp turn ,and I slip sideways, now were galloping full speed along the fence which is lined with jumps, so I grip with my heels so not to fall off right on top of them. Bad mistake, he's off the track and decides to go faster, lol (it was actually pretty fun.. exilerating.=)) Well, when we turn away from the fence I let go and fall to the floor. I jumped up and screached out YES! But it was hard, because when I fell I had accidentally nocked the breath out of myself!lol Well when I caught my breath I got back on, made him do the jump and all was well. Lol

    Meg... sry for being so long, lol
        10-18-2007, 07:23 PM

    I can't rember my first fall so ill tell of another........

    Once I was riding flame, I was too lazy too put on a saddle so I was bare back I decided too go jump. Flame decided the jump was going to eat him, so he jumps like a goat and lands back feet first and then as soon as he hit the ground, he did a rabbit buck that sent me flyin!!!
        11-01-2007, 12:52 PM
    I had my first fall after 6 years of riding,aq few years ago, i've been riding now for 8 yrs. My horse (BEAR) spooked at one of our barn cats, Bear is kinda paranoid sometimes lol, I fell of the following week on a different horse named Danny, we were doing a triple combination, and I was going fast enough so we just kinda 'popped' over the fist two and the 3rd jump was a little higher and so Danny stooped right in front of it and I slammed into the top rail with my ribs, ouch. I rolled onto my knees into a feedle like position and saw my horse standing mm away from me lol. I wasn't used to Danny's riding style I was used to BEAR so that didn't help me much lol!!!

    I didnt hit my head on either fall, lucky me, ! :) I still love them both!
        11-25-2007, 03:15 AM
    Allright, It's a looooooooooong time ago since I posted here something but here goes: During one of the lessons I compete in, we had to gallop, so I spurred Bruin on, but... I dunno... I think I used my whip a bit too feisty! Bruin stopped all of a sudden, and I flew litteraly over his head, and landed a few meters away from him, looking very dumb at me, like he would say: What are you doing in the sand?

    The instructor told me then that I spurred him too hard... now I know! I was a bit too anxious to gallop!
        12-08-2007, 09:53 PM
    My first fall happened after about 2 years of formal riding lessons. It was mid spring and we were riding in an outdoor arena still filled with melting snow and mud.

    I was in a lesson riding a lovely mare named josie. We were all trotting on the rail ( me and josie were'nt really trotting, it was more like pace-pace- trot-trot-trot-pace) and she decided she was bored of that and took off in another direction across the arena. I learned one of newtons laws that day, "objects in motion tend to stay in motion", when I continued to fall the original direction that we had been going. Luckly the ground was soft so I never had any bruises or anything.

    It was funny though because my instructor at the time had no idea I had fallen until she saw josie playfully cantering around the arena without a rider haha.
        12-13-2007, 06:03 AM
    My first fall was on my first trail ride. All my falls seem to happen on trail rides. Lol . Anyway I had been riding for 3 years but only in closed paddocks and arenas. We here catering in the forest and there was a tight turn. Around the corner another horse had stopped and the horse I was riding turned sharply to avoid crashing into the other horse and I fell off and landed on a rock. It took 10 mins before everyone managed to convince me to ride back but I didnt have another option because we were 3 miles from the yard.
        12-20-2007, 10:58 AM
    Oh No...

    My first fall was last year (I am 14, riding since I was little but riding alone at 10) when I was excercising a gleding named Blue at a theraputic riding center. He has been abused, I know, but out of stupidity I gave him a rough kick and all I know is he started bucking. He got me on the ground and I passed out for an hour when he trampeled my back and then a hoof caught my head.
    It has taken me like...a remember just this much and the fact I woke up and saw nothing, just my mom walking through the doors of the center to get me and everything was black except the doors..
    I don't know what color clothes she was wearing but she was glowing white like an angel at the time. We went home and waited for about 4 hours until I went to the emergency room to see if I had any head/brain injuries because I was stuttering and knew nothing of why I was in pain or what was going on. We waited there for an hour then finally I got in, got a CAT-scan or however it is spelled......and it turns out nothing was wrong. I have had many fatal-type inuries and nothing goes on.

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