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post #31 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 07:21 PM
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1. I am 16 years old
2. I have been riding for ten years
3. four times a week aprox.
4. I fell off 99 billion times with my first horse (Don't ask, but probably over 20/30 times) and then 4 times after that.

5. My funniest fall was when I ran into a tree, my horse went under the branch. I didn't.
6. I fell off into a wooden wall... I left a dent in the wood and I cracked my helmet straight down the middle.
7. ^ see above
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post #32 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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1. How old are you? 20

2. How many years have you been riding? all my life

3. How often do you ride? everyday possible (at least 4-6 days a week)

4. How many times have you fallen? more times than I could ever count

5. Funniest fall? One of my geldings has the habit of stopping in the middle of walking/trotting to scratch his head on his leg. When he first started doing it I once flipped over the saddle and landed on the ground in front of him.

6. Worst fall? I was riding on the trails one day and a pheasant flew out of the trees. It spooked my horse and I fell off the horse. I hit my head on a rock and knocked myself out.

7. Most recent fall? I was riding my boyfriend's dad's horse a few weeks ago. He had saddled the horse (he's one of those people that thinks women shouldn't do "work", it annoys me a lot). Turns out he hadn't tightened the saddle nearly enough. I was running barrels on the horse and when he took the tight turn the saddle slipped onto his side. I fell out of the saddle but my foot was still in one of the stirrups. Luckily I was able to use my free foot to kick my boot off and the horse ran across the farm without me.

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post #33 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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1. 15.
2. About 9.
3. Usually 5-6 days a week.
4. 10+.
5. I fell off when the horse wasn't moving once when I was really young.
6. My horse took off, freaked out when we almost crashed into a jump, and went into a bucking fit. Somehow, my foot was still caught in the stirrup even though I flipped over my horse's neck, and I got dragged around for a little while.
7. See number 6. It was two days ago.
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post #34 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 11:20 PM
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I love surveys...Lol.

1. 16
2. 10+
3. Almost every day in the summer, 3-4x during school year, 2x during winter.
4. About 10ish
5. I was coming back from a trail ride and my horse started to get a little antsy because he knew we were going home. So I did what I was taught and I made him do little circles, well this horse had a history of bloating when I would put a saddle on. So while we did the circles the saddle slipped to the side and I just fell off. I swear that horse just turned to me and started to laugh...I 'kid you not.

6. (The same horse that I mentioned above) I was on a trail ride with some friends. We were coming home and while we did so I kinda noticed that the girl who was riding the Quarter Pony didn't have much control over her. However I didn't say much about it and was being my cocky self back then, so the group decided we would just canter home---doing so in a controlled way. Well the horse just bolted out of control and did a be-line to the barn. What we were running on was the grass-side of the street, between the street and the grassy area was a ditch. Then there was a bridge connecting the grassy side, across the ditch, to the road. While the horse ran, I stupidly decided to chase after the horse. The horse made a sharp turn to the bridge and my last thought was, "Oh ****..." My horse tried to turn onto the bridge sharply but his back left leg slipped off the bridge and sent us creaming into the street with him on top of me. That was NOT fun. Nor was it worth it. This was in July 2009ish.

7. Sometime in June/July/August in 2011. I was riding a horse that was pretty new to me. He was very jumpy at the show arena and I couldn't really get him focused on me. As we turned the corner in the arena something caught the horse's eye and he spooked and bucked me off. I was completely caught off guard and started to cry not because it hurt, mainly because every living soul that God created saw what happened and was watching me. That scared me more than the initial buck, LOL.

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post #35 of 37 Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 PM
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1. How old are you? 38

2. How many years have you been riding? 30

3. How often do you ride? 2 or 3 times a week

4. How many times have you fallen? Lost track

5. Funniest fall? It seemed in slow motion, the pony I was riding decided it wanted to take the jumps that were in the ring, and I hadn't learned yet, she went over and as she landed I bounced off.

6. Worst fall? The horse I was riding spooked and smashed me into the rail

7. Most recent fall? About 6 or 7 years ago, was riding a friends horse, when it started bucking, stayed on through the first 5 bucks. and got right back on, needless to say he stopped bucking after that.

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post #36 of 37 Old 06-29-2013, 09:28 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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1. How old are you? 16
2. How many years have you been riding? 11
3. How often do you ride? About twice a day on average
4. How many times have you fallen? Oh wow... Probably 40-50
5. Funniest fall? When I was a really little kid, I was riding a horse bareback and it jumped over a creek and I fell off into the creek. I guess that's kind of funny?
6. Worst fall? Thankfully I've never really been injured in a fall, but my worst fall was probably when the horse I was riding turned too tight and her legs slipped and she stepped on me in a couple places. Somehow I escaped with a few bruises and scratches.
7. Most recent fall? Last weekend at a horse show. My horse stopped at a jump and I came off. Actually landed on the jump in a very comfortable position!
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post #37 of 37 Old 06-29-2013, 09:36 AM
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1. How old are you?- 16

2. How many years have you been riding?- 3 years

3. How often do you ride?- once a week sometimes more

4. How many times have you fallen?- 3, kind of 4 times

5. Funniest fall?- its not really a 'fall', but I was doing doubles with my friend, this was probably the second time i rode a horse (very stupid I know), the horse took off and my friend stopped her; she was front, i was back. She decided to get off and walk me back to where my other friends were waiting but she couldn't get her leg over, so I had to get off. I swung my leg over to hard and fell on my bum in a pile of nettles haha.

6. Worst fall?- I was jumping my friends arab and he knocked the jump as he went over, it fell really loudly, he spooked I went over his shoulder and landed face first and got a face full of sand but then he trod on my calf, ouch. i had a hoof shaped bruise for ages.

7. Most recent fall?
Almost a year ago, I got bucked off a mare in heat and it had been raining so the school was soaked, luckily i was wearing brown jodhpurs;)
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