Hmmmm, I was six, and I was riding a qh gelding that I would ride later in a lead-line class. I wanted to canter, and because the horse had a "Go problem", my mom had to use the whip. Yeah, he cantered, then GALLOPED!! I ended up sliding off the left side, skinned my knee on the wood board of the side of the round pen, and landed in the sand. Yeah, I got back on, and I think the same horse tried to roll while I was riding him. Naughty, naughty Keno!! He didn't have a grudge against me, I was just such a light weight of a six year old girl, I guess he forgot I was riding him.
I had another chance to fall yesterday, when I was riding the tb gelding, Sambo. I wanted him to go over a ditch full of water, and we had tried to go over it at a past date, and I was unsuccessfull. Anyways, I told him to go over it, and he went OVER it!! He did a jump from a standstill, hurling me against the back of the saddle, then jolting me forward. I now know what it feels like to jump :roll: .
Sam also gave us some trouble getting them out of his pen, because he didn't want to cross this huge puddle in front of the gate. My mom had to swing a rope behind him to get him through, which was as fast as he could, sending mud all over me and my mom. Yeah, he's kinda paranoid of water, funny boy