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        06-11-2013, 06:12 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Oh my tracer that sounds scary!
         
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        06-11-2013, 08:21 AM
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    Started
    Timing of that dismount was crucial. You do not want to realize you need to pull an emergency dismount a little too late.
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        06-11-2013, 08:38 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    That's true timing is important. I used to practice emergency dismount all the time. You reminded me that I should start doing that again.
    I had to use it once. We were coming down a steep grade and the ground started to give way under us. I thought my horse was going to flip over on her side.
         
        06-11-2013, 01:45 PM
      #14
    Banned
    The timing was critical, he needed to get off before the horse picked up pace again or fell in the tangle of the bridle.

    I didn't hear of the horse being injured, but I will go do some research to find out.
         
        06-11-2013, 01:56 PM
      #15
    Banned
    Horse must have been fine, as no reports of an injury that I can find.

    Some cool pics here of other dumps.

    Unscheduled dunking for Bramham Horse Trials rider (From York Press)
         
        06-11-2013, 06:05 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Sadly I have had to do an emergency dismount too many times....

    The most recent was last year. My mare and I were trotting down the trail when she, out of nowhere, decided to duck out into a ditch. Normally I would have stayed on and made her come back up the hill. This day, though, she happened to duck out right over a concrete drain pipe. 0.o I for sure thought she was going to flip over it. So, as soon as I got my bearings, I jumped. Unfortunately landed in stickers. But no broken neck!
         
        06-11-2013, 07:34 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I have never learned to emergency dismount but I want to. After a bad fall when I was 13 my mom asked my old instructor about learning it and she said I didn't need it...
         
        06-11-2013, 07:54 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    My mother had me practice these off a neighbor's porch rail even before I was riding much. I served me well on the few occasions I've needed it. I made my kids learn, too.
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        06-11-2013, 08:03 PM
      #19
    Showing
    My Pony Club DC emailed this to our club this morning. We teach the emergency dismount to our D1s, and it's one of the first things they're tested on.
         
        06-11-2013, 09:19 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Horse must have been fine, as no reports of an injury that I can find.

    Some cool pics here of other dumps.

    Unscheduled dunking for Bramham Horse Trials rider (From York Press)
    That's good to hear... It looked like the bridle was tangled up on his back legs, and he was picking up speed, so I was concerned. Quite amazing that neither horse or rider were hurt!
         

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