I always see people ranting and think "I never have anything to rant about" well I do now! I fell of twice today. The first was off a jump and I couldn't get sitting up in time (I mentioned once I'd been having issues getting up after jumps) and gravity kicked in I managed to grab Lucy's neck and sorta swing onto my feet no big deal I got make on and tried again got over that jump fine and went for the next jump and AGAIN I couldn't Sit up in time only this time Lucy decided to put her head down and speed up I went right over her neck and into the ground (leaving a lovely Sam shaped dent in the footing I might add) I got up right away and felt really weird turns out I was winded so I sat a couple on the mounting block a couple minutes and made sure everything was working right and got back on just to walk around a couple laps. I grumbled to Lucy as untacked "work with me Luc! I can't sit up right if your heads down! Slow down and head up not the opposite!"
Now my lower back is sore nothing a hot pack can't fix though mostly just uncomfortable and footing all over me and my breeches and half chaps and sweater and...well you get the idea! And on top if it all my bus never came so I had to wait in the freezing wind for half hour for the next one! I know it seems petty to complain about the bus but they have schedule they should keep it!
Equestrianism; 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember you're absolutely insane to be riding a beast that big.