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        04-21-2008, 05:35 PM
      #11
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    This is one pic that is ok to see, just one of the few things:
         
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        04-21-2008, 05:40 PM
      #12
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    Also, I'd like to add that when I do fall, I usually ALWAYS get back on. I like to keep going, & not give up. If you like fall, then never get back on, then you'll never improve. Plus it's a confidence-booster. :)
    Ouch, M2G, that looks really painful. :(
         
        04-21-2008, 06:23 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I've had a few bad spills...broke my left ankel...and have NAILED my left knee on a tree when a horse bolted. ...something about the left side of my body...is unlucky.

    But...after all that I think the worst fall I've ever had was when I was riding my gelding Reminick in the arena. There's a huge tree in the middle of it and I was cantering around it when a couple turkeys flew out of it and spooked Remi...and me. It happened so quick I don't even remember him tripping...if he did...but he fell over sideways. I do remember not hearing ANYTHING...everything around me went silent for a minute because I was so shook up. He had of course landed on my ***left*** (yeah lol) leg and I thought it was broke...but it wasn't. My whole leg was bruised pretty bad, and he was fine.

    It was just one of those moments where you realize that life can go sideways in the blink of an eye.

    I've never once thought about not getting back on. Falling doesn't scare me, just makes me more cautious and I learn from my mistakes. Horses are my life and falling is part of it.
         
        04-21-2008, 08:11 PM
      #14
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    Wow M2G we should compare Xrays No surgury for me though, not recommended and I wouldn't do it if it was. The bones just float around back there and always will. I can feel them moving once in awhile, kinda weird feeling.
    I forgot another fall from a OTTB I used to have. I have a chipped front tooth from that one. we need a toothless smiley face.
         
        04-21-2008, 08:52 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by Vidaloco
    Wow M2G we should compare Xrays No surgury for me though, not recommended and I wouldn't do it if it was. The bones just float around back there and always will. I can feel them moving once in awhile, kinda weird feeling.
    I forgot another fall from a ottb I used to have. I have a chipped front tooth from that one. we need a toothless smiley face.
    For you my dear




    Not all in one sitting tho, those were from a few falls
         
        04-21-2008, 08:54 PM
      #16
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    I may add other than being to do a few party tricks now life is great. I would never consider quitting horses, not ever. These I acquired from my mistakes and mine only.
    They are the most amazing, beautiful creatures and they deserve to be treated that way, the rest is up to me to take it, learn from it and move on. It's part of life!
         
        04-21-2008, 10:12 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Wow My2Geldings, you have more screws in you than a tool box!
    The pelvis one is a doesy

    Well I have fallen pleanty, and many of them wernt pleasant.
    Once when I was about 9 , riding my first horse a 15hh old farm horse. He slipped over while we were trotting , my tiny foot got caught under him as I kinda just stuck to him instead of trying to kinda get out. Resulting in a fractured foot. Lol I got straight back on after that and rode with my foot out of the stirrup and finnished the ride didnt go to the doctors till the next day, hehe.

    Another time when I was 13 , my horse Banjo bucked me off and I fractured my wrist , got a migrane at the same time :roll: that has been the absoulutly only time that I can recall that I didnt get back on.

    Some other bad times but I didnt get to hurt...proberly more a close call.
    Horse refused a jump ( lol Banjo again ) I flew over his head and landed on the jump :( brused my hip.

    Banjo again....we got bogged in mud up to Banjos stomach while I was riding him...thats was extremely scary as I was riding alone about an hour from home. But we came out unhurt, just covered in very smelly mud

    And Foxy my other horse bucked me off after we jumped a ditch, I landed flat on my back. And because it was the middle of summer the ground was rock hard...so my back and neck muscles were sore for a while after that one.


    And my reason to keep going...hmmm..
    Because I don't like to give in to gravity

    I am a very determined person, and the good times for me make the falls not matter so much. I absloutly hate to quit on somthing im doing so must see it to the end. So falling off I see as part of a ghallenge to my determination.....lol which makes me more determined

    I even believe if I became paralized or somthing from riding or any accident I would still make myself ride. Because I have no intention of ever giving it up
         
        04-21-2008, 10:17 PM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by Bitless
    Wow My2Geldings, you have more screws in you than a tool box!
    The pelvis one is a doesy

    Well I have fallen pleanty, and many of them wernt pleasant.
    Once when I was about 9 , riding my first horse a 15hh old farm horse. He slipped over while we were trotting , my tiny foot got caught under him as I kinda just stuck to him instead of trying to kinda get out. Resulting in a fractured foot. Lol I got straight back on after that and rode with my foot out of the stirrup and finnished the ride didnt go to the doctors till the next day, hehe.

    Another time when I was 13 , my horse Banjo bucked me off and I fractured my wrist , got a migrane at the same time :roll: that has been the absoulutly only time that I can recall that I didnt get back on.

    Some other bad times but I didnt get to hurt...proberly more a close call.
    Horse refused a jump ( lol Banjo again ) I flew over his head and landed on the jump :( brused my hip.

    Banjo again....we got bogged in mud up to Banjos stomach while I was riding him...thats was extremely scary as I was riding alone about an hour from home. But we came out unhurt, just covered in very smelly mud

    And Foxy my other horse bucked me off after we jumped a ditch, I landed flat on my back. And because it was the middle of summer the ground was rock hard...so my back and neck muscles were sore for a while after that one.


    And my reason to keep going...hmmm..
    Because I don't like to give in to gravity

    I am a very determined person, and the good times for me make the falls not matter so much. I absloutly hate to quit on somthing im doing so must see it to the end. So falling off I see as part of a ghallenge to my determination.....lol which makes me more determined

    I even believe if I became paralized or somthing from riding or any accident I would still make myself ride. Because I have no intention of ever giving it up
    Yes I agree with you tho I think that's something that would finally stop me. I would probably try on a different hobby with horses.
         
        04-21-2008, 10:35 PM
      #19
    Started
    I've fallen quite a few times... only two falls were 'bad' though... I've managed to fall off our old Arab gelding (he's not here anymore, we traded him) from a straight up standstill.

    My mare has tossed me a few times... once it knocked me unconsious and she trampled me (my foot got hung in the stirrup)... and the last time we were alongside a bbank and the bank caved in with us.
         
        04-22-2008, 04:11 PM
      #20
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