Just to make all you first time fallers out there feel better, here's proof that you can still take a fall no matter how good of a rider you are or how long you've been riding LOL.
A couple of weeks ago, I was riding a mare on her first expedition out of the roundpen. We were going well across a pasture when she just suddenly vanished out from underneath me. She wasn't trying to get me off and she didn't buck, she just spooked. I've never in my life had one that I didn't even feel her spook and never realized anything was wrong until I was hitting the ground.
Anyway, here's the lovely "little" girl that dumped me.
And here's the result of face planting in the rocky pasture
You can see where all the skin on my cheek was scraped off and I ended up with a beautiful purple shiner LOL. Oh, and the reason you can't see the cut over my eye is because I glued it shut in hopes of minimizing the scar LOL.
And I couldn't get a picture to do my shoulder justice. I also landed on the top point of my right shoulder and managed to really screw it up.