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        09-22-2008, 09:13 PM
    I fell...................again lol

    Well the first time I fell I landed on my chin, totally getting myself all dizzy and whatnot. That fall totally crushed my confidence....I didn't want to canter, I didn't trust Sonny, or didn't want to do anything but just normal walk/trot with nothing special.
    I finally got over that zero confidence period and moved on....

    Anyways, on Friday when I was riding with a friend at the stables, we decided to ride in one of the pasture's that was empty. So we rode around, and then I asked Sonny for a trot. We were going around nicely in a trot when all of a sudden I realized I was loosing my balance, and then I fell. I have no idea how it happened or what caused it...I know he didn't spook nor act up. It was entirely my fault but it just annoys me that I don't know how it happened.

    Then today I was riding Sonny around. I asked him for a canter, and as we were nicely cantering around, I decided to ask him for a really quick stop. Well he stopped quickly....a perfect quick stop....but I wasn't expecting that quick of a stop so I flew over his neck and landed in the dirt.

    The first time at the new stables, I landed on my wrist and it was swollen for a while...but the second time I did a nice front flip and landed on my butt
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        09-22-2008, 09:37 PM
    Well it's good that you haven't had your confidence knocked from the falls like your first one! Plus I saw the photos of you riding without a bridle/bareback(well done by the way!) I think you just need to put these falls as a knotch on your belt, hope your alright & not too sore.
        09-22-2008, 10:00 PM
    Oh I'm definitely fine....nothing hurt and my confidence is fine. Even though I fell off, both times it was my fault and since Sonny listened a little too well for that, I let him have the rest of the day off lol.

    I think mainly I have more trust in my horse....he was so unpredictable at the last stables that I could NOT trust him....he was really spooky, and was just not a pleasure to ride.
    But at the new barn he's totally calmed down...it's almost like the air itself has calming drugs in it lol
        09-22-2008, 11:02 PM
    Yeah I hear ya on that one I shifted my horse a few months ago & he is a much calmer & happier horse at our new place too! I think a happier rider helps the horse too!
        09-23-2008, 06:14 AM
    I'm glad they were good falls! About a month ago, my best friend was doing stirrupless work during her lesson. The horse had a habit of cutting corners, so she was trying to take him deep into the end of the arena, he went deeper than she'd expected - and she just slid off onto her feet! She still had to fill in an accident form (we were laughing when she filled in 'signature of casualty'), but it's definitely how I want my first fall to happen xD

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