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post #61 of 66 Old 06-25-2009, 09:05 AM
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freshman year of college, english horsemanship, beginner/intermediate class. there were 8 of us and i was the only one not afraid of horses. we were riding in the arena and the wind blew the back door a bit and one horse jumped at the noise. the rider jumped right off and let the horse go. the other horses got excited and the other riders bailed ship as well. i remained seated and in control until my horse shot off like a cannon. my right foot came out of the stirrup and i fell sideways. my left foot was stuck so when i finally got it pulled out as i was falling to the side, my horse caught my calf with his hoof. i had a huge bruise for 3 weeks and a nice limp for a week.

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post #62 of 66 Old 01-25-2011, 08:55 PM
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hello i have never had a horrible fall once was on my back and once was on my feet so i was fine ....... anyway...... why i keep riding??
Not only do I want to hear about some of your worst falls but also what has kept you into horses, what drives you to get back in the saddle and keep going? Let's see some photos of you and your horse, the fall, or pics of what resulted from the fall

what has kept me into horses ? well I got scared of riding not too long ago and had like a meltdown in the saddle ( various of them ) and i changed instructors ( thinking it would help ) anyway i thought about quitting but then i realized how much time i had put into riding and stuff ..... i thought about quitting seriously like i thought about it and i started to cry if i quit riding it would take my happiness away really really reallly really really away so anyway going to the barn and seeing secret was the only thing that made me happy in my life .... i thought about never seeing secret again i would die , literally secret meant the world to me .. she was amazing i could not do it i sucked it up and got back in the saddle why give up my only happiness ?? i kept going and its been a couple months now and i got most of my confidence back ........ everytime i touch secret's soft winter coat ( like a cloud ) i know it was worth it NEVER QUIT WHEN THINGS GET HARD AND CONFUSING ! EVEN IF PEOPLE SAY I HAVE WASTED TO MANY TEARS OVER RIDING IT IS ALL WORHT IT! THERE IS NO WAY IN THIS LIFETIME THAT I AM GOING TO NOT BE RIDING ! Never give up !
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post #63 of 66 Old 01-25-2011, 09:14 PM
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My last fall happened two weeks ago-- riding bare back and Ginger didn't want to listen. She kicked her back feet up (which happens sometimes) not enough to buck me off if I'd had the saddle, but enough to knock me off without it. Bruised my tail bone.

My favorite injury, though, is from when I got kicked by one of my mom's ponies over a year and a half ago. She caught me right on the shin, and while it didn't break, it swelled up as big as a tennis ball, and when the swelling went down it left a dent in my leg. There's still a faint bruise and the dent after all this time. My leg may never be normal, but I kinda like showing it off. Crazy huh
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post #64 of 66 Old 01-25-2011, 10:59 PM
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This would be my knee after I fell off a 13hh pony. I was riding while my friend was leading her, and we decided to see if she could jump a ditch. I mean, sure, she could jump it, but that long grass on the other side was scary as hell once she got to it... and I promptly got thrown off into the scary grass.
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post #65 of 66 Old 01-25-2011, 11:08 PM
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About two weeks ago, I fell off a cantering horse while rounding a corner to approach a jump. I rounded said corner at a 90 degree angle, putting weight in my outside stirrup. My dry old stirrup leather couldn't take it and snapped. I fell off the side and landed hard on my right hip. I thought I had broken it. I could barely walk and had to be slung over the saddle and carried back on my friend's horse.

It still hurts and that leg is weaker than the other. I probably damaged a nerve. I frequently get pins and needles pain in my thigh and it sometimes goes numb.
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post #66 of 66 Old 01-26-2011, 01:42 AM
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when I was 8 or 9, (I am 29 now) my Shetland reared up and fell on me. hurt me pretty good. A couple years later my aunt's Arab mare took of with me and stopped a dead stop I flew off over her shoulder and hit the stone water trough head first. Let's see..what else..oh when I was about 14 I was riding a quarab mare, young and NASTY. I was stopped waiting for the rest of my group to get ready for a trail ride. My mare backed herself slowly, one step at a time into the electric fence, then BOLTED and hauled a.. as fast as she could across the 5 acre pasture. She jumped a little creek that ran through it and sometime about that point I came off her at a dead run..that one was more embarrassing than anything because a lot of people saw it. Another quarab I had I was on bareback and coming up a hill in deep grass at a slow lope. A pheasant flew up out of the grass, she zigged..I zagged. Broke my arm. Nothing since then.

For some reason, despite how much Ive been hurt, kicked, bruised, etc. I just have a passion inside me for horses that I know will never allow me to walk away for good. Each situation has turned me into the person I am now though..an excellent ability to read horses, and a quiet confidence.
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