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post #1 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Just had my first fall!

I've been riding for years and just had my first fall today. We were working in the arena, and its pretty windy out today. We were going my the rail when one of the lawn chairs blew over. OMG! He thought it was going to eat him! He spooked sideways like lightening before I even registered what haappened. I managed to stay on for the spook, but then he started to bolt while still going sideways and I started to slip off the side. Figured I was comming off eventually anyways, so kicked my feet out of the stirrups and through myself sideways off of him. Hit the ground kind of hard, but managed to roll a bit and keep my head from hitting (don't worry, I had my helmet on). Unfortunately, my butt, wrist and leg took the brunt of the fall, and are a bit sore. Nothings broken thank god, just bruised.
I managed to calm him down and get back on to do a few more laps of the arena but couldn't do much more than that as my butts killing me, so we did some lunging and groundwork instead.
I've managed to stay on some pretty crazy horses, but I knew I would come off eventually, and guessed he would be the one that would throw me first. Lol.
Note to self- don't ride him when its really windy out until he's completely broke!
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 05:18 PM
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Glad you're ok! I hate that out-of-control feeling just before you hit the ground :O
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Oh me too! I was thinking, oh I hope this isn't going to hit too bad!' Lol. Funny what your brain thinks when your flying through the air. I will say that I have sand in places I didn't even know existed!
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 07:23 PM
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Congratulations on a (relatively) safe landing!

Now you have something new to work on desensitizing him to - evil lawn chairs!
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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Oh jeez.. the attack of the lawn chair. A classic tale of pure spontaneous terror.

Hope you feel better soon :)

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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Post pictures of colorful butt bruise please.
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I'd post a pic of my butt bruise, but my butt's too big to fit on the screne :P
I'm getting sorer by the minute, but at least nothings broken.
Ah yes, lawn chair despooking! I can just see what the neighbours will think when they see me waving around lawn chairs and throwing them around my yard. Hehe
He's usually pretty laid back, but he was stabled yesterday and the day before due to very poor weather so was WIRED! Even though he'd been out all day, he was still full of energy. He bucked a few times today while I was riding him, which he never does. Managed to get a few excellent laps though after the fall, which is good.
My wrist, back, knee, hip, and ankle is killing me though. Going to be one heck of a day at work tomorrow (I do heavy labor at work).
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I'd post a pic of my butt bruise, but my butt's too big to fit on the screne :P
I'm getting sorer by the minute, but at least nothings broken.
Ah yes, lawn chair despooking! I can just see what the neighbours will think when they see me waving around lawn chairs and throwing them around my yard. Hehe
He's usually pretty laid back, but he was stabled yesterday and the day before due to very poor weather so was WIRED! Even though he'd been out all day, he was still full of energy. He bucked a few times today while I was riding him, which he never does. Managed to get a few excellent laps though after the fall, which is good.
My wrist, back, knee, hip, and ankle is killing me though. Going to be one heck of a day at work tomorrow (I do heavy labor at work).
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Wait till tomorrow, you'll be really sore! =P After my first fall I didn't feel too bad. The next day I couldn't turn my neck...I definitely didn't have fun at work! Haha
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-27-2012, 08:51 PM
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Hot shower, ice pack or heat pack (whichever feels better), stretch slowly and try some liniment or icy hot.

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