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post #21 of 154 Old 11-05-2008, 02:56 PM
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I'm lucky to not have had any horrible falls. As far as injuries go, I sprained my finger when I put out my hand to break my fall when Ricky threw me. I had a brace on my finger for a few weeks... lol. Then recently he threw me again and I got a mild concussion.

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post #22 of 154 Old 11-07-2008, 12:07 AM
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Wallaby- I have had an exp. with bees too! except none of us expected it!!... there were about 7 of us... we were riding threw a hay field going cross country, when my pony stepped into a ground bees nest.... they went all up her legs... her stomache.. it was horrible... shes highly allergic to bee stings now... but everyone went running due to the fact we were being chased by the bees... thank god my pony was smart and ran instead of bucked... my one friend had her pony too... she had a bee after her.. jumped off and RAN and beat her horse and all of us to the edge of the feild!... we had a HUGE laugh about it afterwards.. and still due... whats amazing.. is everyone els got stung but i didnt.. and my horse is the one who stepped in the nest!!! lol....

But for my worst fall.. i would say when i fell off Jet my 16.2 hand Arab/TB
We had just gotten back from a trail ride and were heading home on the road... our friend lives right down the road with a bunch of trails... but we were cutting through the hay feild... and there were some pine trees... and a bike laying in the trail that one of the kids had left there... Jet was freaking out about... once we got past it and he settled down a little.. i let my guard off, and someone stepped out from behind the pines and he JUMPED sideways like it was nobody buissness.. sent me flying through the air.... some how i managed to put my arm out to catch myself but landed on my elbow and broke it... i passed out on the ride home... (mother made me get back on... of course.. ) but i was also riding bareback... i have really bad arthritis in my elbow now too... the doctors say ill have to go in for sugury and get it re-broke so it can heal right... it will suck : (

Heres my bad fall.-
Me... being a stupid teen.. went out and grabbed my mothers 3 yr who hadnt ben ridden yet that spring ( this was last spring ) saddled him up and took off down the road alone... hooked up with my boyfriend and we went out on the trails.. he had his pony... but.. we were back there and out of no where... he Reared straight up.. all i could feel was him falling backwards so i leened forward to try and keep him from going over... he came back down and bucked and i went right onto the ground landed on my head and neck... i had road burn on the side of my face... and passed out laying on the ground.. my first intention was to get back on since thats all that i have ben taught but my boyfriend wouldnt let me since i still didnt even no what was going on...
he put me on his pony which i basically passed out on him and he just walked home.. while my bf lead my moms horse back.. he reared 3 more times on the way back.. we never really did get along... but it was my stupidity... but i coulnt move my neck at all... so i had to get x-rays of my skull and spine and everything... FUN! lol...

woah.. that was alot of writing!!!!
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post #23 of 154 Old 12-20-2008, 01:12 PM
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i ve only ever had 1 fall and that was riding in a schooling ring , the lesson so far had been alfull and my horse was being naughty , when it came to my turn i started to trot behind a more ford horse than i was riding just as we both got in to canter my horse ran to the middle jumping and bucking until i fell off i landed on my hands and knees , i got fricton burns on my jodpurs rubing across the sand and got blodd every where but me and the horse wee both fine , i havent riden that horse since but i still adore her
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post #24 of 154 Old 12-20-2008, 01:41 PM
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My worst fall was many years ago when I was 10 and riding my QH named Blaze. He was about 15hh and I was a midget on him but he was so calm and laid back my mum just saddled him up and let us go. So I was riding the trail around our paddock when a neighbours kid started throwing rocks at Blaze, one got him on the rump and he was not happy, he took off with a buck back towards the house and I just went up and then down, he wasn;t under me and I went smack on the ground. I was winded so bad and bruised my tail bone. I couldn't even cry when I was winded :( it is so painful, I will never forget it :(

As for the most embarrassing fall, I was at a rather big show in the pony derby class and there was about 20 ponies and we were jumping about 80cm. Two pinto's had gone before me, one was my sister, and the riders both fell. So I go in and the commentator made a joke about pintos being bad luck so i was rather determined to get around and I got to jump four, Kai skidded to a stop and I went flying over and landed smack on my face on the other side, butt in the air. Kai cantered out of the arena, jumped the side fence which was about 1 metre and waited for me in the warm up ring while I walked out to a laughing crowd!!!
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post #25 of 154 Old 12-21-2008, 12:38 AM
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I got thrown off O'Sage, a notoriously difficult to ride barrel horse who I always choose whenever I go up to the ranch during the summer. We were cantering along bareback all nice, calm, and collected, practicing some slow patterns and it was a really nice ride when all of the sudden one of the horses gets loose and streaks across the field. O'Sage spooked, spun, and reared up in the air. I fell on my hip on the really hard clay and couldn't walk for something like two weeks. Still rode though of course. Ha ha.

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post #26 of 154 Old 12-21-2008, 01:22 AM
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one of those where I need to pull out some x-rays eh. I've had to many falls to count. I don't know that any of them were really bad per say. They all seem to hurt just as much no stories for me as I have to many but a few pics to get your minds going. I'll save you the gross bruising, bleeding and incision pics ;)

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post #27 of 154 Old 12-21-2008, 11:43 AM
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I was 17 and riding my quarter horse mare.

We were riding in the pasture and I was wearing my favorite hat. It was an ugly thing made of straw and "embellished" with lots of red synthetic fur all over and a white floral hat band!

Why I loved that hat I do not know. Anyway, I was an excellent rider and I could ride that cranky mare well. Every time we can to a certain spot on the trail, she would spook and buck.

That day, she spooked and bucked and I could feel my hat coming off. Dumb me dropped the reins and grabbed my hat. Off I came and hit the back of my head on a rock. Family and friends found me lying there unconscious. I don't remember much about them getting me home, I had a concussion.

The spot my head hit the rock began swelling in a solid lump growing very slowly over the years. It is now the size of the bottom half of a large jumbo hen's egg, just sticking out of the back of my head above my left ear.
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post #28 of 154 Old 12-21-2008, 04:47 PM
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Luckily, I haven't had any really bad falls. But a few years ago, I was on a trailride with my old old horse, Cody. He loved speed, & trailriding was his favorite. We were trotting, & we came up to a huge branch, right? Well, he didn't stop because we were going so fast (silly boy!), so I slid right off the saddle (the big branch slid me off!) & went OOMPH! Right into a STICKER bush...ouchies, right?! Most of my right arm had little cuts on it from the bush; it hurt. :( Sadly enough, I ended up leading Cody back to the barn, as I didn't want it to happen again! Talk about ouch!

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post #29 of 154 Old 12-21-2008, 05:29 PM
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I'm thankful that I haven't had any bad falls yet... I've only had a few. I never really got hurt, just annoyed (in a good way) that I had to go and catch Raspberry since they were all outside. I'm quite good now at doing somersaults over Raspberry's head :).
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post #30 of 154 Old 12-22-2008, 12:41 AM
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Well i didnt get thrown off or anything i got ran over.
I was out in a pasture with about 15 other horses. I was just out givin them treats a few yards away from the gate. One Buckskin morgan that was about 2 years old kept gettin really hyped up and throwing tantrums. I wasn't paying any attention like i should've been and all the horses scattered. I heard some hooves coming from behind me. And i got hit and landed on my elbow. I popped right back up and said "ouch" thats it. Later i went to the E.R. and found that i snappped my elbow joint in two. So i had surgery and had two, two inch pins put in my elbow.

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