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post #1 of 37 Old 06-27-2013, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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How many times have you fallen?

Survey time !
Okay so
1. How old are you?
2. How many years have you been riding?
3. How often do you ride?
4. How many times have you fallen?
5. Funniest fall?
6. Worst fall?
7. Most recent fall?

I guess I'll do myself (;
1. 14
2. 7 yrs
3. 5 days a week
4. 10 ish times I think
5. When I first started riding, the pony tripped in the front, and i did a forwards roll down her neck ad landed on me knees
6. Another pony spooked and went galloping and I haven't been riding for too long fell aside her right onto my head :/ broke my helmet and everything
7. Horse tripped over the fence and i fell ontop of it right with him. It was the one time i rode in jeans and i ripped them !
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post #2 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 12:13 AM
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1. 18 (technically 17, but it's so close i'm going to say 18 lol)
2. All my life.
3. Every day, or at least five days a week.
4. I fell four times when I was very young (6 and younger), once when I was 13, and then had two accidents on training horses. So a total of seven. I have a couple more "accidents" but I stayed on, such as the horse hitting the ground but me staying on...
5. Unfortunately none were very funny. lol
6. Well, one of the accidents, one of the training horses flipped on me.
7. Not sure if this counts...But my mare and I ate dirt about a week ago. Hit bad ground, she fell on her side, but I stayed on and we were all fine. Before that, a training horse reared and I flung myself out of the saddle.

Surprisingly, I have never fallen off Selena, and trust me she has tried...The first couple years I've had her she was a complete and total bronc, did all sorts of stupid things. Strange, lol

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 12:27 AM
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1. How old are you? ........... 24
2. How many years have you been riding?............. 7 or 8 months
3. How often do you ride?, .............not riding, no saddle, doing ground work
4. How many times have you fallen?........ 3
5. Funniest fall? .......falling off a horse that wasnt first time getting in a stock saddle and after walking miover for 10 minutes to re-do girth up as he puffs out, i thought id quickly get on to beat the saddle slip, well i pushed up quiet fast and went straight off the other side, with the stirip comming with me, miover just stood their, looked at me, then started grazing lol

6. Worst fall?,....... not had bad falls, probably worst out of 3, was at pony club, and next activity was jumping, i was on a 16.2 ottb and so i desided oh yeah i will have a go...mind you the horse i was on hadnt jumped for over 2 we start trotting as we get to jump, i deside i will try 2 point (never been shown how to) so went in 2 point, as we went over, he over jumped a slightly raised trot pole, and i sat down as his butt went up, and i ended up with my nose touching his ear, and while my left foot was in stirup sitting on the seat of saddle, my right foot was hanging down near his front, he is still happily trotting, so i deside oh well i mosewell just drop, i went straight under him, thankfully he missed me as he was trying not to step on me, and skimmed me with his hoof to my back, was a gracefull fall
7. Most recent fall? N/A
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post #4 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 12:38 AM
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1. How old are you? 55

2. How many years have you been riding? 5

3. How often do you ride? About 3 times/week on average - more in summer, less in winter.

4. How many times have you fallen? 1

5. Funniest fall? Hasn't happened.

6. Worst fall? Guess the one I had. Still have some nagging pain in my lower right back.

7. Most recent fall? 4.5 years ago.

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post #5 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 12:42 AM
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1. How old are you? 16
2. How many years have you been riding? 10
3. How often do you ride? Once every two weeks during school, during school holidays three times a week. **** college!
4. How many times have you fallen? Too many to count.
5. Funniest fall? Umm, can't remember I'm sure there were some.
6. Worst fall? Galloping up a hill covered in pebbles leaned to far forward and the horse put her head in between her legs and the next thing I remember was looking up at the sky and I couldn't feel a thing. Turns out I got two fractures in my back from that.
7. Most recent fall? Not even a week ago. Cantering down a hill on Zo I stupidly gave her to much rein she dropped her shoulder and ducked out from under me. Landed directly sitting. My tail bone still hurts and I bruised my ribs. Got back on and keep riding though!

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post #6 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 12:46 AM
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falls? LOts!
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post #7 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 01:01 AM
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1. How old are you? Old enough
2. How many years have you been riding? 19
3. How often do you ride? 5-7 days/week in summer, less in winter
4. How many times have you fallen? Many
5. Funniest fall? Sliding off backwards, down my pony's bum, when he went between 2 trees that only he could fit through. I was bareback and I landed on my feet (so I'm not sure if this counts as a "fall", really)
6. Worst fall? Had a horse get spooked by a dog, rear up and flip over backwards onto me
7. Most recent fall? Two weeks ago yesterday. The horse I was riding spooked at a the on the ground, hopped a couple feet sideways, whipped around and bolted back towards the barn. When I started to get him under control, he decided he wasn't having it so he went into a bucking fit and tossed me. I landed on my head and then me hip.

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post #8 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 01:11 AM
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1. How old are you? 31
2. How many years have you been riding? 28 years
3. How often do you ride? Up to 6 times a week
4. How many times have you fallen? Lost count.
5. Funniest fall? Getting swiped off on a branch and staying suspended in midair by said branch. Was like something out of a cartoon.
6. Worst fall? I have been extremely lucky and not had too many really bad falls. My worst injury from horses came at a really young age where I thought it would be really funny to sneak up on my pony and smack her on the bum and give her a fright. My 4 year old brain didn't realise that her instinct would be to double barrel me across the paddock... 6 broken ribs and a punctured lung taught me that lesson!
7. Most recent fall? A couple of weeks ago when I was cross country schooling I turned a corner a little bit sharp, had all my weight in my outside stirrup and hadn't checked my girth. My horse went right, me and my saddle went left.
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post #9 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 01:21 AM
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1. How old are you? 25
2. How many years have you been riding? on and off since I was 9, but probably a combined total of 5 years.
3. How often do you ride? couple times a month. I'm really busy at this point in my life =/
4. How many times have you fallen? 5 or 6 lol does landing on your feet count as a fall?
5. Funniest fall? None were funny really =(
6. Worst fall? Thrown off into a brick wall. Don't ask.
7. Most recent fall? Last year. Got bucked off of a horse that never had anything on it's back before. I was being stupid, I know.
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post #10 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 03:49 AM
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1: Almost 43
2: 7 years
3: Maybe once a week unless I'm working with someone else's horse
4: Too many to count
5: For me, that would have to be the time I was riding Harley. We were riding along the side of the road and his back hoof slipped which spooked him. He popped me up in the air and spun around 360. I landed on my feet next to him.

My wife had a better one. She was trying to get on a horse I was riding to ride double. She got up but was laying over his rear end. She was having a giggle attack at the same time, might have been induced by the alcohol. Anyway, she slid off and did a face plant. She put her hand out to stand back up and put it in a fresh pile of manure. She still gets a laugh out of it.
6: That would have to be when I was messing around on Ghost in the pasture. I jumped on him bareback and didn't have anything on his head to control him. He walked around fine at first but decided to take off and started bucking. Needless to say, I came off. I landed hard on my left wrist.
7: My most recent was a couple days ago. I was working with a friends horse getting him started with riding. He was doing well with putting the saddle and pad on and letting me get on. I think I pushed him a little too far and he dumped me. Totally my fault, but really aren't they all?
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