I rode my sisters pony today.
And bailed, really freaking hard.
I wasn't wearing a helmet, probably not the best plan, but I don't think it would have helped much anyway, I landed on my shoulder... then my face, the most it would've done would be save my hair from the splash of mud that followed.
ANYWAY, basically, we were fooling around and 'running barrels' at a trot, canter out, her feet are a tiny bit long and she tripped, went down on her knees and I flung myself off to avoid getting landed on and let her have a fair chance getting up.
Here's my concern... I'm five feet tall, and I'm not SUPER skinny, but I'm not fat. I'm 130 pounds, which is heavy for my height, BUT I've got a fair bit of muscle mass and lets just say that when it comes to bust... I'm not flat chested.
I'm a balanced rider, I wasn't wobbling and I don't think I was causing her any problems, but what would you say about the size? She's about 12 hands I'm guessing, I'll measure later, and she certainly didn't seem to be having trouble, as at one point she picked up a nice gallop. I'm just wondering, it probably wouldn't have been as much of a 'fall' if she'd been carrying a smaller rider, and now I feel bad.