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post #11 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it's a full day after, and I'm still sore as hell. But I have a lesson Sunday and I'm dang sure going to it. :)
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post #12 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 07:03 PM
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Sorry you fell off your horse and is sore. It's good that you got back on. I wouldn't miss my lesson either. You learned what not to do the next time the instructor yell out last minute instructions.
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post #13 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 07:05 PM
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Falling off sucks, but if you ride, it will happen. I was getting smug with myself, gee, I haven't fell off in years and last time wasn't even on my own horse, because mine never cause me to come unseated. Hah, famous last words. A month ago or so, I was riding my horse right after a heavy snow. A bunch of snow fell off the trees, my horse jumped, then full out bronc'ed, surprised me, didn't even think he knew how to buck! Anyways it was easier just to fall off in the snow than put out the effort to stay on. Unlike you, (and very sorry to hear that), I wasn't sore at all, the snow was deep & soft.
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post #14 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 08:56 PM
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take some Arnica 30c (homeopathic) and you'll be amazed at how much better you feel and faster you heal!
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post #15 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 08:56 PM
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I fell for the first time about two years ago and had a slight fracture to my tailbone. You wouldn't think that such a small seemingly unnecessary bone could cause so much pain.
Anyway, I was glad I fell in a way because at least I finally got it over with. I felt like I had just gone through an initiation of sorts. :).

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post #16 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 09:28 PM
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I fell for the first time about two years ago and had a slight fracture to my tailbone. You wouldn't think that such a small seemingly unnecessary bone could cause so much pain.
Been there, done that. It took about 3 years before mine stopped bothering me when I sat on something hard. I agree, for such a stupid small bone it can be a PITA...literally.
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post #17 of 38 Old 03-27-2015, 11:28 PM
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I'm really sorry. I have fallen twice in my "old age," and it's an experience I am willing to sacrifice much to avoid repeating.
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post #18 of 38 Old 03-28-2015, 05:05 PM
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Been there done that. Its all just part of it. We learn and then we learn more.
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post #19 of 38 Old 03-28-2015, 05:11 PM
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Sorry to hear
I seriously dread falling of these days - it seems to hurt more and for longer than it ever used too
Epsom salts in a hot bath works for me - well sort of - magik fairy dust would be better!!!
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post #20 of 38 Old 03-28-2015, 05:12 PM
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Ah, the wonderful "directional disagreement" fall! Had many of those xD

Glad you didn't land on the fence, and good on you for getting straight back on!
ONCE I saw a horse and rider pull it off beautifully.

The horse looked something like this: except the hind legs were just as far out in the other direction. Not bad for a 4 year old 16.2 OTTB! But horse and rider were equally insane and talented.

For the rest of us mortals it doesn't work like that.

A VERY common reason for falls. Don't be ashamed, you're a real rider now :) Maybe a silly reason but our brains are trained to respond before thinking things through sometimes.

Good for you to get right back on! It will really help all across the board.
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