Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I have fell off too many times to count, but most of those were when I was younger and did some very goofy things, eg: jump from trees on to our ponies back, sometimes we'd miss! I also worked for a stable that used to buy & sell horses, I was one of "riders", the trainer & his daughter had one of us teens mount the crazies & they would give us instruction, I really don't know how I wasn't killed. But the worst fall of all was 15 years ago, I was riding my show mare, very well trained horse, up my gravel road. I was galloping her as I had done many times, I think one of my dogs came up behind her, as they had done many time before, but her being a mare, at this particular time, decided she didn't like that. She bucked as hard as she could at a gallop, I recovered but she had slowed & fired again & I went over her head & landed on the road, head first. Yup, had on my helmet & it saved. I had 2 blacks & minor whiplash. I did get right back on the horse, but I was bleeding from the forehead & mouth as I bite my tongue. My son saw me as he was riding his bike, he made me go to the neighbor's & neighbor lady freaked & took me to the hospital.