Hmmmm never had a falll that sent me to the e.r. But ill list the falls most lame to the most amazing.
#1-this was my first fall... I think I was 5.... riding a little pony for pony rides at a fair...saddle slipped...i slipped...and down I went:)
#2-this was my 3rd fal...11 years old... I was riding at camp and w were on a trail. I took off my stirrups to strethch my legs during a break and Belle started to run...i held on but then she sidestepped and down I went:)
#3- my 2nd fall... 10 yrs old... I was riding a huge, old horse wih arthritis (Cadenza) and we were doing a jump course. Well because of his arthritis he goes SUPER fast around turns and so he went around and broke into a gallop...i tried to pull him out, afraid of him getting hurt by going so fast but no such luck. He went over and I fell on his neck...next jump I pulled my self uop and leaned as far back ass possible, to no avail. It was time to choose a direction and pull him out of the jump. I chose right. He chose left. We boh got our way:) I landed on the wall but got up and was all "Boo-yah! First fall while jumping! YAH!" yeah I was a strange child...:)
#4- my 5th fall... just yesterday (14) ... so as some of you may know I recently aquired a green broke paint gelding.... yesterday I was riding over a course in a monthly lesson... well we were going over a weird course and my trainer had been screaming at me the whole lesson to lean back... I didnt listen. Jumping over the 3"3 just after ground work and my trainer put down a ground pole aftr the jump so I couldnt turn early....hehe well that scared rrowdy ("OH MY GOD WHY IS THERE A POLE?????? WHERE DID IT COME FROM?!?!?!?!?!!? AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!") and he jumped like a 4 foot feence then started to do what I have dubbed "The Bad Pony", crow hop, buck, shaking, and rearing all rolled into one spectacular move. Usuallay I can get him to stop but he was bucking higher than ever and, despite my trainers efforts, I was too far forward. Down I went, landing on by back then scraping my helmet against the wall:) rowdy was all "Oh skylar! Guess what??? It was just a pole!!! I protected you though, right?" haha goood one. Got right back on and had a pretty good lesson after that, minus a few spooks and bolts:) he finally got me off...i knew it was going to happen soon:)
#5- my 4th fall...12 3/4 yrs old... I was riding my lease horse Chief and we were cantering around the lanes with a few friends down by the paddock...he started bucking. I cgot him under control no big deal. But after I ride I go barback and I took him intothe outdoor arena. I didnt expect to stay longer than one lap around so I didnt shut the gate behind me... somethin spooked him I guess, or maybe he was just ready to be done, but either way, he bolted. I want hanging on and fell off. He galloped off towards his pasture about a quarter mile away, and I chased him. My friends went after him on their horses but were afrai tio get too close and step on his reins so they just sorta followed him:) he stopped a his pasture gate and when I ran up, looked at me like "Hey there. What took ya so long?" the fall itself hurt my tailbone, but no actual damage. I count this as my worst fall mostly because I had to go all that way to grab him:)
Other horse related disasters: stepped on by a runayway horse, breaking oll the toes on my right foot, nearly fell off a clff, electrocuted by the fence when a horse shover me into it, bitten in the neck, kicked in the thigh, dragged down the isle, run over. Yay me!:)