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        01-27-2008, 08:47 PM
      #11
    Showing
    I always let go of the reins if I fall off.
    Most of the time it's natural, I just fall off & let go. It's like automatic, LOL!
    My horse never runs off, she always stops & waits for me to get back up, ahaa. Even if we're hacking out & if she gets spooked or something she never runs off, even if she was cantering away, she always stops. :)
    But my friends horse, if she falls off she holds on...I dis-agree with it but it's only because her horse NEVER stops. So I guess it's better in her situation.
    But no, in XC maybe you should hold on but still my horse would never run off so I'm good, LOL!
         
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        01-27-2008, 09:18 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    For me I think it just depends on how I fall, but most of the time I do try and hold on to the reins.

    One time I was at a pre hunt ( not a real hunt just a fun day to start off the season ). On Banjo. He stopped at this big tyre jump and I flew over his head onto the other side of the jump. Must of closed my eyes but when I realised what happened.....i was still holding the reins, stood up and I had actual pulled off the hole bridle off on my way down :roll: Banjo was still holding the bit in his mouth tho while I was holding the end of the reins, lol. :P haha.
         
        01-27-2008, 09:33 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bitless
    For me I think it just depends on how I fall, but most of the time I do try and hold on to the reins.

    One time I was at a pre hunt ( not a real hunt just a fun day to start off the season ). On Banjo. He stopped at this big tyre jump and I flew over his head onto the other side of the jump. Must of closed my eyes but when I realised what happened.....i was still holding the reins, stood up and I had actual pulled off the hole bridle off on my way down :roll: Banjo was still holding the bit in his mouth tho while I was holding the end of the reins, lol. :P haha.
    WOW that's all I have to say. Amazing
         
        01-27-2008, 10:26 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Most of the time I try to let go, I don't want to hurt myself OR my horse.
    The last time I had a fall off a horse I was actually doing the same thing as you Vida! And that's why I fell off too! Lol He zigged and I zagged. Except I didn't let go right away and I got rope burn so bad that a huge chunk of skin was ripped away from my finger. It hurt SO STINKING bad, I'm not even kidding. It was the worst ever. I hurt my ribs as well but thankfully I was wearing a helmet, it could have been worse :(
         
        01-28-2008, 02:14 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Ive only fallen off a few times in my life but it depends on the situation whether I hold onto the reins or not. If its my own stupidity that has made me fall off and the horse isnt spooked I will hold on. If I've fallen because the horse has spooked and bolted then I let go. Sometimes you really don't have the time to think about it though :)
         
        01-28-2008, 03:08 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I always let go of the reins. My horse will sometimes wait for me, it depends how I fell off. If he spooked and I fall off he will take off a few few feet and then stop and turn and wait. If I just fall of from like bareback riding, since I'm working on getting the balance I don't have I fall off a lot at the trot. XD He will be like oh jeez you fell and then turn around and wait.
         
        01-28-2008, 05:19 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Well one of my friends fell off her horse and he is normally a good horse and would most likely wait for her but she held on to the reins and he stepped all over her. That's another reason I don't agree with holding on to the reins plus look at all the people that get trampled by their horses in show jumping mainly because they hold on to the reins sometimes it honestly is the horse though lol.
         
        01-28-2008, 08:20 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jazzyrider
    it depends on the situation whether I hold onto the reins or not. If its my own stupidity that has made me fall off and the horse isnt spooked I will hold on. If I've fallen because the horse has spooked and bolted then I let go. Sometimes you really don't have the time to think about it though :)
    i agree with jazzyrider here. It really depends on the situation. When I have fallen off out on a trail I generally try to hold on because my horses just run home. But if im in the paddock I try to hold on if I just fell off because of something silly and im not hurt. Although my horses usually get away haha but whenever I hit the ground and no im hurt I let go. Once I fell and couldnt walk for 3 days, that day the last thing I was thinking was to stop my horse. I really think it depends on the situation and its a 'spur of the moment' decision I think...
         
        01-28-2008, 08:26 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Yea I fell riding bareback and let go of the reins and couldn't walk without limping for almost a month. I think I had bruised my hip bone or something it hurt bad. Well I sometimes wonder what if I held on to the reins? Lol
         
        01-28-2008, 10:17 PM
      #20
    Started
    Whenever I fall off my horse I let go of the reins because I feel that when you hold on you tend to entangle yourself with the horse because your hand gets wrapped around the reins and that could be bad, and my horse always stops for me.
         

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