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        03-30-2010, 10:49 PM
    My worst/funniest fall was when I owned my own horse, he was an OTTB and had a tendency to be spooky and buck/bolt a lot. SO anyways, we were at a Dressage show and it was absolutely pouring rain and the show was held outside, the arena was super muddy. We were last to go and everyone before us kept telling us how their horses wouldn't go into corners, were spooking at the mud/wind so to be careful. So Denny, my crazy horse decides he is going to be WONDERFUL, he was working beautifully, coming round and going into the muddy corners without a problem.. until I asked for the right lead canter. He bucked, I flew off and landed in about a foot of mud in my nice white show breeches. I could've killed him!! It was actually really funny at the time, but I hurt my tailbone and still to this day (the fall was about 6 years ago) I have days where my tailbone causes me extreme amounts of pain.

    Another funny one was once on the same horse, but during a lesson. We were jumping a little 2'6 course in the indoor. For whatever reason, Denny decided to swerve around one of the fences instead of jumping it. It wasn't even a bad refusal, he just kinda trotted around it but I wasn't expecting it AT ALL so I ended up doing a somersault down his leg and landing on my butt, LOL. The worst part was that I had a friend watching and as soon as I landed she stood up and yelled "NICE DISMOUNT!" Hahaha.
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        03-30-2010, 11:12 PM
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    When I was 13 riding a arabian mare that I exercised for this lady we were out on a endurance training ride and imprint was acting up and all of a sudden mid canter shot up spun around and bolted leaving me behind to elbow the ground leaving me with a badly sprained/bruised elbow that I couldn't move for 2 wks because the dr's said it was possible if I fell or moved it wrong I could injur it worse. I still miss that horse though, but I quite riding out there becuase of the owner
        03-31-2010, 08:03 PM
    My horse went one way, I went the other. Landed on my tailbone and my spine compressed all the way up (I could actually hear the vertebrae snapping). Fractured t5 and t6 in my spine. Was in a lot of pain for 8 months.

    I never want to fall again. I hang on and am not ashamed to admit it ;)
        04-01-2010, 05:25 PM
    My worst fall had to be when I was riding a moody mare that was in heat. She did NOT want to canter, especially she had been used in two lessons before me. Basically she bucked me off and I fell under her and she stepped on my left shin *ow* it left a quarter size hole in my leg that had to heal up on it's on. Thankfully I have never broken anything! *knocks on wood*

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