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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Alright so, I haven’t been riding very long but already I know: I will fall. It’s inevitable. I’m a list lover so I’ve created a little list of the four things that will inevitably happen to all riders but are scary to those who don’t spend a lot of time around horses, and at the very top, of...
  2. Horse Talk
    Recent fun discussions on Why I Gotta Trot and Krones & Kodgers aka 60's or Thereabouts resulted in this piece. To Isaac Newton, with love. :wink: Just a little aside about falling off horses. Using Newtonian physics, we can break down the fall into a horizontal component and a...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have been riding for 5 years now, started competing about 3 years ago, and yet I haven't fallen of a horse once. There have been times when I nearly fell when the horse stopped suddenly in front of a jump, but I managed to stay on even though I landed on the horse's neck, once I even hung on...
  4. Horse Training
    Hey all, So I have a student who has recently started riding a 4 year old mare I trained. The mare is sensible, used to have aggression issues but we worked through it, goes w/t/c, poles, field or trails. She has taken everything in stride. I typically would not put a novice on a 4yr old but...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I went out earlier to the stables today than I do usually. I have been leasing this really sweet, 20 year old ottb and he has been the calmest thing I've ever ridden. I have been doing mostly trot work with him but the few canters we've had have been easy and relatively calm. Today, I tried...
  6. Jumping
    I really need help. I ride once a week and last week i fell off when i was going over a jump, because i wasn't keeping the horse going, and she refused suddenly:oops:. i fell off again this week when i was going over a jump because the horse was still a bit green and she wasn't going fast enough...
  7. General Off Topic Discussion
    Ok, so in mid-september I feel off my horse in a jumping competition, I broke my tibia in 3 places, right down the bottom where it connects to the ball of my ankle. Thankfully it did not dis-place so I didn't need surgery, I also really badly stretched my growth plate. I was in cast for 5.5...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I guess I already know the answer...it's my balance or lack of balance I should say. I've searched the internet and I know it is my balance, but I don't know how to improve it. Basically, I am new to riding. I rode as a kid and teenager, but never took lessons. I recently got two horses and just...
  9. Jumping
    Falling, ouch! What's the worst fall you've had in all your time riding? Usually I'm pretty good about falling. Don't get me wrong, sometimes on the back of a jump I'll spring onto the horse's neck but I haven't actually fallen into the dirt for quite some time. My worst fall ever was on a...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    of course i fell off of horses before but im talking about horses that are 16.1 hands and etc. does it hurt? haha my curiosity got the best of me lol :-) and besides i really like friesian horses but im really short buttttt im just wondering what it would feel like to fall from a tall horse? :D
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi. I am 15 years old and I recently started loaining a 22 year old, 15hh Connemara- Thoroughbred cross mare. She is absoloutely lovely and i love her to bits but about 3 weeks ago on the first week i had her, i had a fall. I was in the paddock at about 7 o clock (it was quite dark) and my dad...
  12. English Riding
    Oh i love bareback!!!! I am learning to post without the saddle and am loving it! Well now I'm at the canter, i keep falling off, what can i do to stay on better? I'm a self taught bare backer... any tips??:lol:
  13. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I recently retired my 12 year ex racehorse Kiwi to be a companion horse in the field because of severe arthritis and joint issues she developed in her racing days before I bought her as a rescue at an auction. My new horse is a rescue, but of a very different kind. Twilight is a 7 year old...
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