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post #11 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 07:29 PM
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Can't remember my first....
But my worst... I was riding a friend's jumper pony, trying it out to see if I wanted to switch over from doing hunters... we came up to a 2'6 fence, and the pony went to jump, hesitated,.and since I was already in my two point...I flipped over his head. He then decided he was going to jump it... I landed on my back on the rails of the jump, and his back leg made impact with my shoulder, knocking it out of the socket. I had a cracked rib, a.mild concussion and a dislocated shoulder.
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post #12 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 07:56 PM
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My first fall mmm... long time ago.
my first fall was when my brother, sister and I were riding our new pony around the paddock when I thought I would be Steve from the Saddle Club and jump a log not knowing that you actually had to know how to ride before you could even think about jumping and the pony side stepped the log and I fell off into a pile if sticks.
I never attempted jumping for a long time.

Worst fall, I was riding my brothers horse around the cows he was in a bad mood and didn't want to trot, so I asked one more time and he did a massive buck, I cartwheeled through the air and landed on my shoulder.
When I landed I landed I heard a loud crack and my shoulder started throbbing, I got up and it felt like I had been spinning in circle for to long.
And the horse walked home with me following behind.

I still don't know what I did to my shoulder but I had slight concussion.

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post #13 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 08:15 PM
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Golden horse that's awful! I hope you're doing much better now!

My first fall was when I was about nine.... oh so many moons ago haha. I was on my mare and she was a bit excited because we were both going through a speed demon phase. I didn't pay attention to what she was feeling and when I cued her to canter she took off and gave two healthy little bucks that unseated my unprepared behind. I'm told I looked like a clown because I hung on like a mountain lion to her neck until the second buck flung me over her head and I landed head first in front of her. She was a saint and slid to a stop so I wasn't hurt in the slightest, just dazed. I remember my mom and instructor were laughing because I got up, poked my mare and told her "Thanks for the trip".

My worst fall was about a year ago on my mom's horse. My girth broke and my saddle slipped underneath him, I hung on and tried to stop him but he's a horse that when he bolts you can't stop him. To add to that he started bucking so I bailed. I believe that my stirrups came up and cracked me in the arm, I think he grazed my leg with his hoof and I know I hit a buried piece of concrete spine first. All in all I came out pretty good I think. I do have arthritis all up and down my spine as well as bone spurs, four collapsed vertebra that are kept off of the others by said bone spurs and a fractured collar bone that I just now found out was broken but healed on its own.

I don't know if this counts because I wasn't riding; but my worst HORSE accident happened when I was turning a friends horse out. The horse decided to play over by the construction tape while I was leading it, got tangled up and then dragged me across the pasture. I finally got loose but my hands were cut up and burned from the cotton tape, I had road (pasture?lol) rash all over my back and my hip never quite felt right after that incident. :p
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post #14 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 08:28 PM
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Golden horse that's awful! I hope you're doing much better now!
Starting Physiotherapy tomorrow, AT LAST, have every intention of getting back straight and true over the next couple of months.
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post #15 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 08:56 PM
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^I wish you many happy recoveries and I hope that you get better real quick! :)
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post #16 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 09:00 PM
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I don't remember the first fall it would have been close to 50 years ago LOL there have been many many falls since then but the worst was about 2 1/2 years ago when a new horse I had only owned about 2 weeks reared straight up and flipped over on me. I had 8 broken ribs(broken in multiple places) broken sternum bruised internal organs, internal bleeding, and took a lot of damage to the bottom third of my lungs. I still cough like a heavy smoker although I have never smoked a day in my life.
post #17 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 09:17 PM
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ARTEMISBLOSSOM those multiple breaks on multiple ribs are fun aren't they! Was so glad that I quit smoking 5 years ago, I don't think I could of managed a smokers cough and broken ribs

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post #18 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 09:26 PM
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My first... My first horse was an 18 year old ex western pleasure gelding with navicular. Needless to say we didn't go anywhere fast :P I had bought a new synthetic saddle for him and was trying it out. I swung up into the saddle and he started bucking, everyone around me started yelling that something was wrong and get off! I swung one of my legs over him so I was sitting sideways as if in a chair (a testament to his bucking ability lol) and slid off landing on my knees. We promptly found another saddle and never had an issue again.

My worst fall... I was working a 6yr old ottb mare in the round ring. I had my foot in the stirrup and pulled myself up when she spun and took off bucking. I threw myself over the saddle desperately trying to get my other leg over. I held on for a circle of the ring when she wheeled and changed directions. I flew strait over her back hitting the ground head first. I don't know how long I was unconscious... I woke up some time later very confused and crying to a horse peacefully grazing in the corner. It had always been drilled into me to get back on after a fall so when I was able to get up I mounted again and made her work hard for half an hour before putting her away. Later I found out I had a severe concussion and wasn't allowed to ride for some months... I was very lucky to have been wearing a helmet that day :s

I hadn't realized until this post my first and worst falls were both after mounting. Interesting!
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post #19 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 09:34 PM
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Hmmm, I started riding very young (less than 2 years of age) but as best as my memory serves me, I think I was about 4 or 5 when I fell off the first time. I remember we were riding in one of the cow pastures to check the cows. We had just walked through some water by the dugout and my Appaloosa pony, Cheyenne, decided to shake. I shook right off of him, and I remember I landed underneath him. He didn't move one step though.

My worst "fall" was not me falling off the horse, but the horse falling. I was training a 3-yr-old filly. Super sweet, wonderful fillly. Never so much as pinned an ear in her life. I was loping some circles with her in the summerfallow field and the next thing I knew, I was walking home and holding my arm that hurt. The best that we could piece together (since I was knocked out) is that she tripped over her own feet, and rolled all the way over. There was dirt on my saddle, and I remember I was loping her to the left. Which would make sense since my right arm and left leg hurt. Thankfully, nothing was broken.

I had some naseau and dizziness the next morning so we went to the ER. Had a concussion, of course. But nothing was broken and my horse was fine too. Just one of those freak accidents.

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post #20 of 43 Old 12-29-2013, 09:35 PM
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First fall: On my horse Lyra bareback we were trotting down this hill and I just slipped off (I was 8) and she looked down at me like "How did you get there?" I was perfectly fine though...the only reason I fell was probably just my own balance issues.

Worst fall: Trotting down a hill on my current horse Aurelius, when suddenly he bolted to the left and I flew off. I think I bruised some ribs because I couldn't sit up by myself for a week.
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