First Fall :(
Hi! So I've been riding about 5 years and today I had my first fall D:
It wasn't terrible. I was going over a jump, and my horse just kinda gave up and stopped jumping halfway through the jump and he tripped and I slid off his neck. I reached my hand out to stop myself, human nature, and sprained my wrist :(
I was in my first lesson with a new instructor as well, same barn, though. My horse has a problem of ducking out, and the trainer said it wasn't my fault,but I feel like I shouldn't be jumping him that high (about 2'3) because he is 16. SO I feel like I shouldn't jump him too high!
After falling, I got back up and did another little cross rail and I was done with my lesson. I've been working on a little liberty with him, and after my fall, I don't want to jump anymore! Is this feeling common after a first fall? Now, I just want to ride him bare back and do liberty with him.
I know that you're supposed to get right back up and stuff, but it really scared me :(
Anyway, thanks for listening :)