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        07-21-2010, 04:19 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Red face Have you ever had one of "those" days????

    I guess I had no business being around the horses today - but, as lousy as things went, some good came from it It started when I went to mount one of my newbies - I swear I don't know what happened, but one minute my foot was in the stirrup and the next, my a** was on the ground!!!! She didn't do anything, I just fell over - hellooooo???! As if that wasn't bad enough, the second time I tried, the whole saddle slid to the side. NOW, the good that came from that circus ... both times, she just looked at me like "what in the heck are you doing???" No spooking, no dancing, nothing! I guess my training program has been successful so far.

    Then, I got on horse #2, one of my tried and true fellas. We were out riding through a couple of pastures...I was off and on numerous times for gates. Well, apparently, I was getting weak ... at the last gate, I got hung up while dismounting - didn't swing my leg high enough and it just got caught on the back of the saddle! Man, I felt like an idiot ... oh, and did I mention this all happened in front of a friend. Luckily, we've ridden together A LOT so she knows this isn't typical.

    So, back to the question. Have you ever had one of those days where it all seemed to to wrong?
         
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        07-22-2010, 09:53 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gratifite    
    I guess I had no business being around the horses today - but, as lousy as things went, some good came from it It started when I went to mount one of my newbies - I swear I don't know what happened, but one minute my foot was in the stirrup and the next, my a** was on the ground!!!! She didn't do anything, I just fell over - hellooooo???! As if that wasn't bad enough, the second time I tried, the whole saddle slid to the side. NOW, the good that came from that circus ... both times, she just looked at me like "what in the heck are you doing???" No spooking, no dancing, nothing! I guess my training program has been successful so far.

    Then, I got on horse #2, one of my tried and true fellas. We were out riding through a couple of pastures...I was off and on numerous times for gates. Well, apparently, I was getting weak ... at the last gate, I got hung up while dismounting - didn't swing my leg high enough and it just got caught on the back of the saddle! Man, I felt like an idiot ... oh, and did I mention this all happened in front of a friend. Luckily, we've ridden together A LOT so she knows this isn't typical.

    So, back to the question. Have you ever had one of those days where it all seemed to to wrong?


    Yes I have had one of those days! Or a few of those days..lol
         
        07-22-2010, 10:44 AM
      #3
    Started
    Yes we have all had lots of bad days - especially when we are not concentrating on what we are doing.

    You didn't check the girth did you - silly girl.

    And why haven't you worked on opening and closing the gates whilst mounted?

    But both horses stood still - so I guess you have got something right.

    And as for friends - well they should always forgive you for your lapses - shouldn't they?
         
        07-22-2010, 11:04 AM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Haha don't worry, I have lots of those days! XD once I was dismounting, and I just lost my balance, and fell off while my horse wass just standing there waiting for me to dismount. Its a good thing horses can't talk, haha.
         
        07-22-2010, 11:35 AM
      #5
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
    And why haven't you worked on opening and closing the gates whilst mounted?
    These were gates of barbed wire - I needed both hands to get them opened. In fact, I almost didn't get one closed ... it took both of us (my friend and me) to do it ... I was afraid I was going to have to call my father-in-law to come out and help
         
        07-22-2010, 11:37 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    At my old riding school one of my friends did something similar except he was dismounting. He was only 8-9 at the time and had his head in the clouds. He forgot to take his foot at the stirrup and belly flopped the ground.
    Our instructor made him get back on and dismount properly:P

    Oh and don't worry the pony was about 10-11 hands and rock floors aren't that paiful when you're young :)
         
        07-22-2010, 12:14 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    I had one of those days a few weeks ago * sigh* first I was out getting a horse I couldn't put the halter on o_0 then when I tried mounting I fell on my butt too XD
         
        07-22-2010, 12:25 PM
      #8
    Showing
    I have them quite regularly I've fallen off of my filly 3 times in the last month 2 of which she fell as well
         

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