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post #1 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Talking I had my first fall - and it felt great!

AHHHH. Okay, so my trainer put me on a slower horse this week to improve my canter (I'm a relative novice), and it was all great, he did help me improve, however since our arena is sand, there was a 'gap' in the sand and the poor old Rusty tripped and I just came flying off.. and landed on my feet. I was so happy that my first fall was so 'elegant' (as described by another rider in the arena) hahahahah

Although my mum looked like she was going to faint :P I reassured her I was fine and got back on.

I don't know why I'm sharing this but nobody i know in real life seems to care hahaha
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post #2 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 11:35 AM
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I love it. Once my horse stopped dead from a trot to eat grass and the lesson student on him flew over his head and landed on her feet in the same position she'd just been in. I wish I could fall gracefully!
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post #3 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 11:40 AM
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You got your first fall under your belt- congrats!
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post #4 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Okay here's a photo mother caught
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post #5 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hahah thanks! I felt so good after it.

Then the instructor was like - There will be many more to come when we start jumping. My mum was like like.. NO. Hahahah

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post #6 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 01:05 PM
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I wish I could fall so elegantly. I usually land on my head ;P.
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post #7 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 05:18 PM
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Haha well done!

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post #8 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 07:28 PM
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Lucky you! All of my falls generally hurt, or make me incredibly stupid. I will list some for example:
1. my first fall was during a buck and landed on my hip. Ouchie. Got up with tears streaming down my face. Took a breather and got back on. (10 years ago!)
2. I flew off our 3 yr old, and landed on top of my shoulder, with my weight on top of it. Double ouchie. That one left me on the ground for a good five minutes, moaning for someone to help me. Eventually got up and caught the silly horse and got back on.
3. I did a flip in the air while jumping a bounce made out of barrels.. Landed ontop of a barrel on my head. I was laughing and so was my mom.
4. I fell off twice probably 2 months ago while trying to run speed in my english tack! First was when I was reaching to hand off the flag in two man, and it looked like I was trying to jump on my partners horse. The second one was when my horse decided he wanted to spin circles out of excitement, with the combination of jumping.. I flew off and hit the ground hard. The first fall I laughed off, and well the second one.. My horse sweat it off !
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post #9 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 08:23 PM
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I've only landed on my feet once....all the other times it was shoulder, arm, back and chest (did a full swan dive and landed face down...horse had majorly tripped and nearly went all the way down...he recovered and I was still trying to get centered when he took a hard left turn at the end of the arena...I sailed off to the right in very graceful fashion). I've snapped jump poles in half with my hip (horse refused the second jump of a single stride in and out, turned sideways, ducked his shoulder and let me go), broke my left arm in a very gentle fall actually, I was in two-point after a very small jump for that landing stride, horse gave a buck and since I was already forward, I didn't have time to twist to take the hit on the back of my shoulder..landed palm flat down. I've shattered the back of one helmet and cracked the brim of another.

While I don't jump anymore..I still ride...and have been for over 35 years now :)

Kylie...that centrifugal force (horse spinning) will get you every time :) A friend of mine had a little morgan mare that, whenever she got tired of being ridden would start that spin...and she was good at it in both directions...she was an ace at the western keyhole race with her ability to literally spin on a dime.
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post #10 of 34 Old 11-05-2013, 09:04 PM
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Congrats on your first fall and so glad it was an easy one .
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