I don't have a bad fall but I have a funny one! It was my very first fall, and still is my only fall, (it happend last week) . I was in my lesson, and was learning the quarter line for a show coming up. Randomly the boarded horse I ride spooked! He spooked to the right, so naturally, I fell to the left. I had some kind of self-protective instinct going on, and I knew I was going to fall off, and so I pulled my feet out of the stirrups half way off the horse, and pushed off the saddle, and landed on my feet with reigns in hand. It was a nasty spook, and could have ended VERY badly, like broken shoulder, if I hadn't landed on my feet. But if you hadn't seen me fall, you would have thought I was just holding my horse, because I still had the reigns in hands. It went from the people watching gasping in horror, to laughing, because it was so random! lol
I believe that I do have very good self-pretective insticts, because I have had some really close falls, and HORRIBLE spooks, but some how manage to stay on, and take back all control of the horse. I don't understand it, people always would say "what were you thinking when you saved that" and I honestly don't know. I don't think bout anything, it just comes naturally. I don't understand, I am only 12, and I have been riding for a short amount of time, and have saved things that seems like I have done it 10,000 times before. But this was the first time I had actually gotten off the horse, but have had worse spooks, and problems.
Anyone else feel this way, or have the same experiences,
Last edited by ponycrazy; 03-30-2010 at 10:43 PM.