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        01-01-2014, 01:49 PM
      #41
    Weanling
    My first fall was on a quarter horse that I swear everyone who rode him came off. I had asked for a trot, he took two steps, and then bolted. I rode him out for a while (even though I'd somehow manage to lose a stirrup), but his hind end slid out from under him. I flew over his left shoulder, slammed my head into the ground, and promptly got up. Got on a different horse since I felt fine, and after that checked my helmet. It was shattered. Had to get a new one before I could ride again, of course.

    My worst fall was July 3, 2013. I was riding my green broke 3 year old in a new saddle, and she was being fairly good. Was getting ready to ask for our last canter depart, when the barn owners started a lawn mower. She flew forwards and to the left. I became unbalanced and fell right. Ding dong that is me tried to catch myself. I bent my arm backwards, severely dislocating my elbow and rupturing my artery. My husband held pressure on it from my landing spot all the way to the hospital (ambulance guys tried to splint it since we thought it was broken, but it caused it to bleed again). He did such a good job holding pressure I didn't need a blood transfusion.

    I JUST finished PT on my arm, and while I don't have full range of motion I have it close enough. I was just cleared to ride again, but since we're expecting number 2 I can't really ride. I will get a pony ride today for the new year though ;)
         
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        01-04-2014, 01:14 AM
      #42
    Started
    My first fall I was riding a mule. He was about 15h+ so not a small one. He was also over 100lbs over weight. We where going to be working the cows in the cutting arena and he decided he was not having any of it. At this point I was riding for a total of a week and a half. He bucked straight in the air and launched me straight in up. I ended up a total of 9 feet in the air before I fell flat on my back. THAT was fun. He also launched me head first into a T-post the fallowing day -_-'.

    The worst fall was the most resent. My mare decided she was going to run for the trailer (we where 4 miles out on a busy trail). I was in my english saddle and lost my stirrup. Well my 1 rein stop ended in my horse running straight ahead with her head turned. She then swerved slightly and dislodged me into a ditch. I was dragged about 2 yards and whacked my head. I SOMEHOW sprained my knee and after limping back to the trailer was unable to walk for a week.
         
        01-04-2014, 02:15 AM
      #43
    Foal
    My worst fall isn't quite as dramatic as some.. This has been a fun thread to read. (:

    It was three years ago, I was cantering a mare around the arena in my jumping saddle.. I hadn't started jumping then, the horse just preferred that saddle so I had no issues with it. We were going around a turn and next thing I know I'm seeing stars, was on my back, and tried to sit up but couldn't. My helmet was badly cracked, but I ended up getting back on with the help of a friend and walked around.. Spent the whole night hardly being able to move my head without crying. I never went to the ER though (awful fear of doctors and hospitals). That fall has caused me 3 MRIs, 4 x-rays, 3 physical therapists, 2 chiropractors, acupuncture, and message therapy over the last few years to try and fix my horrid, chronic back pain that stems from "nothing".
         

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