Join Date: May 2013
Location: Southwestern Idaho
My worst fall was about 2 weeks ago. We were working in the small indoor arena. Misti needed to work on pacing her canter as it was really fast. She was doing really well, but suddenly she spooks and goes running off towards the gate, she starts bucking, and going in really tight circles. My saddle slips to her side, and I tried to hold on as tight as I could, but I was hanging off her side and she was spooking more, so I let go and fall right under her feet. She catches my shoulder but then jumps over me.
My shoulder is still bruised (my dad said I probably and well I sold that saddle and got a better fitting one, as well as a different cinch and saddle pad. Right before I fell I put on my helmet because I had a bad feeling, I am so happy I did.
And of course as soon as I fell off I re-adjusted the saddle and hopped right back on. I rode for another hour, and she did great.