Has anyone else fallen off doing something simple, like a first lesson?
Here is a truly stupid fall off story -
College equestrian team rider - has run through instructors like water. Friend of a boarder asked if I would take and look and see what I thought. Girl (early 20's) comes for eval. I put her on a dead head boarders horse.
FIRST time WALKING in the indoor arena, the horse takes a right hand turn, saddle slips, the girl doesn't correct it but leans to the LEFT and takes the saddle with her.
Remember as a kid playing with Barbie and her horse. Barbie is stiff so if she slides - the whole thing goes? EXACTLY what it looked like.
REALLY sad thing is the saddle wasn't that loose - unbalanced rider leaned OUT of the turn.
No one hurt - girl tried to blame the horse. There are four of us watching and we all were so dumb founded we didn't know what to say.