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post #11 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 05:34 AM
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1. How old are you? 23
2. How many years have you been riding? 15
3. How often do you ride? On and off, depends on how well my current horse is going.
4. How many times have you fallen? Too many to remember
5. Funniest fall? About two years ago I was at a show to make up team numbers, riding a horse I'd never ridden using all my tack and I didn't have a girth small enough, so I rode it as tight as it'd go. That was fine until the team of four riders when they all started jamming me on both sides, pushing me (and the saddle) side to side. Then it just started slipping, and slipping, and kept cantering along, riding straight with the pommel heading towards my knee until they horse just decided he'd had enough and stopped dead and let the others canter by, and I just kind of toppled. Was embarrassing... in hindsight though kind of funny.
6. Worst fall? About two years ago (a bit after the show) my friend offered to let me ride their horse long term. So I was there for my first ride, mounted, hadn't even sat down and she took off bucking. I broke my arm and cracked my spine. Sold up all my horse gear and got out of it.... until later.
7. Most recent fall? As above :(
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post #12 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 05:47 AM
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31 years ol
20 years riding
more in winter less in summer( I live in Az ;) twice a week summer, up to 6 in winter
6 times fallen off I can remember
funniest- at 15 went for a joyride on a friends 12H pony and he went left and I went straight! fractured my wrist
worst- age 30 gpt mad at my children so saddled up and didnt round pen my mare, got to end of rocky road, she spooked broke in 2 and I went flying landing on My ankle and broke my tibula! that was 3rd time she bucked me off! sold her to a ranch hand 2 days later ;)
most recent- 3 year old filly Lilly likes to roll in the wash so took her out on her first ride outside started to drop to roll and this girl bailed, she stopped, looked at me like "what are you doing down there??" got on her and she never tried to roll again :)
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post #13 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 05:50 AM
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1. How old are you? 22
2. How many years have you been riding? 6 years consistently, 4 years with the occasional trail ride, and am now getting back into it.
3. How often do you ride? Once a week.
4. How many times have you fallen? 7
5. Funniest fall? I was very sick, I had an awful flu, couldn't breathe, and I was really dizzy. I refused to cancel my lesson, stupidly. About 30 minutes in, we were trotting in a straight line, I had a serious dizzy spell, and just collapsed. I hadn't told anyone I was feeling bad, so nobody could figure out why the heck I'd fallen off! Wasn't funny at the time, but I always laugh thinking back on it, how ridiculous it must have looked!
6. Worst fall? None have been too bad *touch wood*. I guess the worst would be my first fall, the horse shied, I fell awkwardly and hurt my back and hip.
7. Most recent fall? The pony bolted around a sharp turn and I slipped off.
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post #14 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 05:53 AM
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^^ those dang ponies! ;)
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post #15 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 07:02 AM
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1. How old are you?
-19yrs old
2. How many years have you been riding?
-8/9
3. How often do you ride?
-2/6 times per week currently
4. How many times have you fallen?
-Three times.
5. Funniest fall?
-I was on a pony bareback being lunged in the round pen by his owner and he did an abrupt stop and scoot to the side at a puddle..I slid and became unbalanced and ended up just sliding off to my feet. So, not a technical fall from a horse, but as soon as I hit that mud puddle I slipped and fell on my *** in my brand new jeans and boots, lol.
6. Worst fall?
-My third time riding Lucky (very difficult mare), and my first time taking her on a barrel pattern at a show. It was my exhibition and I was told she was pushbutton..So, dummy me just let her go and we took our first barrel great, on the second one..well, we never made it, lol. I didn't realize she was actually touchy with leg cues and I added a bit of leg to get her closer to her pocket and instead she went straight for the barrel, slid stopped and took a sharp turn to the left..and I continued straight, lol. How I fell I should've landed on my shoulder, but I've always been taught to land on my back, no matter what while I was taking TKD classes. So, I landed on my back and just laid there for a second cussing at myself and got up to find everyone thinking I was actually hurt, lol. I took a minute to adjust my lower back and take my studded belt off (NEVER again, haha) and got right back on and ran three more great patterns (for the horse anyway).
7. Most recent fall?
-Most recent was the last one I just described :p

Since it isn't in there, my second fall was when us barn kids were racing in the hay field..My horse jumped forward as he took off and I fell behind the cantle with no reins or stirrups..at that point I shoved myself off to land on my feet and then fall onto my ***..yet again, haha. I got told "I told you he'd rear if you took him to race", which wasn't true, but oh well..doesn't bother me. My fault for thinking he was done lunging and not grabbing the horn in a saddle with maybe an inch high cantle, haha.
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post #16 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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1. How old are you? - 26
2. How many years have you been riding? - 4yrs
3. How often do you ride? - About 4-5 times a week.
4. How many times have you fallen? - 4 in total.

5. Funniest fall? - Just had grasped the basics of canter and was cantering a circle & listening to my trainer who was yelling instructions. At one point, I started looking at her, forgot about steering and the mare I rode helpfully started cantering towards her and did a sudden stop at the fence. I lost balance and slid off slowly in the soft sand, right under mare's chest. The mare was amused.

6. Worst fall? - Had a lesson in jumping and the trainer had me and my gelding jump a simple fence from a tight circle. It was hard, though, as we had never jumped from a turn at that time. At one point, my gelding refused at the fence, but I continued jumping - went right over the fence and hit the ground hard. Got a concussion, still remember the horrible headache.

7. Most recent fall? - During a jumping lesson just recently I lacked focus and balance when going over a grid, horse refused right in the middle of it and I landed on the next fence.

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post #17 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 08:10 AM
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How many times have I fallen: 1
How many times have I been thrown: 3
How many broken or cracked bones: 2
How long have I been riding: 47 years, just not continually during that time.
How old am I: over 47


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post #18 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 08:18 AM
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. How old are you? 18
2. How many years have you been riding? I've been riding since before I could walk
3. How often do you ride? Daily
4. How many times have you fallen? More times than I can count, although none in the past two years (I'm due for another soon lol)
5. Funniest fall? I was trail riding bareback and my horse just sat down on a hill. Sat like a dog. I slipped right down his back and off his butt, but I was laughing way too hard to punish him haha
6. Worst fall? None have been too bad, but the worst is described below
7. Most recent fall? I was galloping a three year old bareback and she spooked. I landed on my head and slammed my hip into the ground.
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post #19 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 10:15 AM
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1. How old are you? 20.

2. How many years have you been riding? 11.

3. How often do you ride? Around 3 times/week.

4. How many times have you fallen? Oh, Lawd.... Maybe around 15 - 20? I lost count after Sunny was started under saddle.

5. Funniest fall? Getting on bareback using only a short bucket as a mounting block (tall horse), swung up, and got my boot tread caught in my mare's tail. She sucked under herself and let out a few good bucks. Poor doll was terrified that something had her tail! Landed on my feet, then fell to the ground laughing.

6. Worst fall? Saddle breaking at a full gallop, landing in a barbed wire fence.

7. Most recent fall? Mounting, horse walks off as I'm halfway over, land on her butt, get bucked off.


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post #20 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 01:03 PM
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Location: Western Kentucky
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1. How old are you? 51 years old
2. How many years have you been riding? 46 years
3. How often do you ride? As often as I can, not much in this heat lately.
4. How many times have you fallen? Uncountable numbers of times.
5. Funniest fall? Trying to get away bareback while carrying a huge pumpkin we had just pilfered from the neighbors pumpkin patch...pumpkins don't balance well...
6. Worse fall? Young horse fell over backwards with me and pinned me between him and the ground. Crushed my hand and dislocated my hip.
7. Most recent fall? Actually, it's been years since I've fallen off...knock on wood!
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