07-20-2013, 02:13 PM
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Oooh some of these are scary! My worst fall wasn't that bad, it was about a year ago and I had come of a jump and a combination of two things made me a fall ONE was me I didn't sit up in time and TWO was Lucy she got overexcited about jumping (she loves it) and played on the landing, putting her head down and shaking it, the reins pulled me forward and gravity kicked in, next thing I know I'm on the ground, scrambling to my feet trying to suck in air because was winded and explain to my coach that I was okay (much harder when you can't breathe) there was a Sam shaped dent in the footing and a mall bruise in my hip. Funny thing is most of the time when I fall off a horse I manage to land to somehow magically land on my feet, everything else, I land on my butt or my face. I still remember the first time I fell, I went to slow down and somehow only asked with on rein so the horse turned and...well I did not I landed on my feet and the person who had spooked the horse I was on (this was barn gossip for the next couple days as this horse RARELY spooked) circled back around to apologize and tell me I was good at falling, it sounds weird but it's good.
I've seen some pretty scary falls though, once a girl at my barn rode her OTTB after he'd had a week off and didn't give him anything to calm him down and he bucked her off, she hopped right up but was bit sore, another girl fell and it was so up in the air if she'd fall I didn't think until a bout .1 of a second before she went down that it was going to happen, she wasn't going fast or on a big horse but she fell HARD, she didn't move fora moment and then her body starting moving up and down and she started crying, good for er though she got back on and jumped again