Most Painful or Embarrassing Fall? - Page 6 - The Horse Forum
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #51 of 53 Old 01-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: New England
Posts: 12,001
• Horses: 3
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.
Yogiwick is offline  
post #52 of 53 Old 01-17-2014, 02:52 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SE Spain
Posts: 1,270
• Horses: 4
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!
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by Bondre; 01-17-2014 at 03:00 AM.
Bondre is offline  
post #53 of 53 Old 01-17-2014, 03:31 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 771
• Horses: 0
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
TimWhit91 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Painful leg from fall hunterjumper1998 Rider Wellness 5 03-29-2013 10:51 AM
WOW...that was REALLY painful! Beauseant Horse Health 19 07-13-2011 03:28 AM
This Looks So Painful! crumbcakengaligator Horse Health 39 04-18-2011 08:35 AM
Painful hands? White Foot Horse Talk 12 02-08-2010 11:01 PM
Painful heat? AussieDaisyGirl Horse Health 4 10-25-2009 07:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome