Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Peppy pretty well nailed it! I too have taken some hard falls, been bucked off, had to ride through a bolting horse that was spooked, and you just gotta get back on. Each fall has a lesson in it. Take the experience and be a stronger, smarter rider. I'm 54, and I just got bucked off our new horse yesterday. It was in the round pen, and I got lucky. My back hurts, my right calf is really tight, my left wrist hurts, but I knew I had to get back on and not let the horse win. Also, Iknew it was important for ME. I had to get up, dust off, and get back up there and ride through it. I know it was my mistake that caused the horse to buck me off. There's a million and one opinions and ideas in this subject, but the bottom line is Simply to get back in the saddle, accept the lesson, and ride on!