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post #51 of 53 Old 01-12-2014, 03:44 PM
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I'm sure you understand Saddlebag, none of us here should be embarrassed about falling, and obviously if you are ever hurt that is very important and not a laughing matter, but I'm sure you can think of situations where you weren't hurt that you wish no one had been around for. That's what's embarrassing..

There are a lot of stories of people hanging from bra's and other clothing or falling in an awkward way in front of a group of people etc.
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post #52 of 53 Old 01-17-2014, 02:52 AM
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I guess my most scary fall was when I was 11 or 12 and having a lesson on my first pony. We were cantering and the pony suddenly decided he'd had enough and headed for the barn, but the gate to the arena was closed so he tried to jump it. He didn't make it and got stuck with his chest on the gate and his hind feet still on the ground. I sailed over the gate better than he did! Haha.
The worst part was getting my pony back off the gate! He didn't try that trick again - I reckon he had quite a fright too. I was very green then and the pony was much stronger than I was; at least I learnt to get back on after a scare.
My most dramatic fall - thankfully not very painful - was in a cross-country event when I was 16. There was a nasty hedge with a ditch in front towards the end of the course (followed by an even nastier creation made of railway sleepers). My mare loved cross-country but always got in a tizz, and when we reached the scary ditch and hedge she was going far too fast. I guess she picked up on my fear and did what she thought I wanted -came sliding to a dead stop in front of the ditch. I shot out of the saddle and had a brief vision of her underbelly and a hoof in action. She didn't run off and I was ok, secretly pleased to have avoided facing the awful railway sleepers!
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post #53 of 53 Old 01-17-2014, 03:31 AM
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Most painful: I was riding a colt, his last week before going home. He had been perfect the whole time, calm, responsive. So I decided to take him in the pasture not being used and play in the water on the hot day. He was doing great, until the mud monster grabbed his foot. He spun around and crow hopped a bit. I didn't pull up because he hesitated like he was done. Then he took off bucking harder than I have ever felt. I stayed on for 6-7 good leaps, then he got me off on the only section of that pasture that wasn't wet. It was the hard as rock dirt I dread landing on. Instant pain in my hip, worst pain I have ever felt. I thought it was broke. I was about 300 yards from where I left my phone so I had to make it over there to get help. I laid there for about 20 minutes, then very slowly got up. The second I put weight on my right leg my vision went white and I almost passed out. So I would walk a few steps until I thought I would pass out, then lay down and rest. It took me another half hour of this to get to my phone. Glad to say it wasn't broken. I now just get stiff and sore in the.mornings when I get up. That was the most painful, and scariest fall of my life.
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