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    12-21-2007, 08:28 AM
Re: Oh No...

Originally Posted by MemoryForStormy
I don't know what color clothes she was wearing but she was glowing white like an angel at the time.
Whooo, sounds like an near-death-experience... But I had a nasty fall too, but on my shoulders, a piece of bone has broken off and now it must regrow now. My horse starting to buck 2 times: the 1rst time I could hold on, but a few minutes later, I was lying in the sand, my horse looking strange to me, as he would say: what on earth are you doing on the ground? My shoulder was a bit dislocated but it has been snapped back into place!
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    12-25-2007, 10:41 PM
My first fall was this past summer. I had only been riding about a year, and I had just gotten up the nerve to canter my horse bareback for the first time in the pasture. My grandpa was standing there watching and I leaned forward more than usual because I was bareback and I kinda choked up on the reins. Jackie, being the booger she is, threw her head down between her legs and I did a complete flip over her head and landed right in front of her. I never even realized I had fallen until suddenly I was standing and my thumb hurt really bad because it got twisted in the reins! It was really funny and we all laughed about it later. I had pulled a few EBMD (emergency bareback moving dismounts :)) before and lost my balence more than once, but that was my first time and it was actually kind of fun.
    12-25-2007, 10:49 PM
I don't really remember my FIRST fall but I guarantee it was on a mini. I rode them ALL the time! Lol.
    01-14-2008, 06:00 AM
My first fall was when I was about 8 I think. I was on this crazy shetland and my dad was running leading him. We were having races with family and the parents had to lead the horse. We were doing well until dad needed to sneeze. Of course beign as competitive as he is, he wouldnt stop for it so he sneezed while he was running and scared living you-know-what out of the pony who immediately bounded sideways. Seeing as I had no reins I fell flat on my butt. Dad was so overcome with concern he said 'you better bloody well hurry up and get back on our we're going to lose' lol
    03-15-2008, 01:46 AM
I was another young one--maybe six? I was riding double with my cousin, who couldn't get the horse to go around a huge tree branch, so at the last minute he yelled, "Duck!"
I said, "Where?"
And it all went downhill from there. :)
Luckily, there was snow on the ground.
    03-15-2008, 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by KIIM
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.
haha! My horse used to throw me/trick me off of her (smart brat!) and take off for home, leaving me six or so miles away sometimes! (I would hitch a ride with someone else, usually, but there were times when I had to walk. She made me so mad!! ) My mom's horse will stand there and look really scared, though! (She's only had one rider come off of her)
    05-30-2008, 08:05 PM
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 !!
    06-01-2008, 12:21 AM
Ok my first fall was off my horse that I still have now, Dude...He was 5 at the time and I was 11. I had never really riden. It was up in utah. All the cowboys wanted me to go faster than a walk. I started trotting. Well we came to the end of the frenceline where the arena turns. I thought he would stop but he kept going around the turn trotting. I went one way as he turned the other. Totally My fault. I scared my poor horsie. I started screaming and yelling that I was never riding again. They had to put me in the truck to calm my horse down. Now we're inseparable and have a really strong bond.
    06-08-2008, 03:42 PM
My first fall was when I was 5 years old and the pony I was riding tripped over trotting poles. It was stupid fall but I was only 5 and I had just learn't how to horseback ride.
    06-09-2008, 10:11 PM
The first time I fell I was barepack like many others I've noticed.

I love riding barepack, and while I was galloping the horse went harder and harder and she didn't stop. And I thought when I fall she will stop, so I fell and she stopped right away and looked at me like : Why I want to run and run and run

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