I've fallen off 5 times in my riding career, but only one of those times was because of a buck. It was my first ride on Scout, and I insisted on riding in my English saddle. Yeah, idiot move, riding a new horse of unknown training level in the least secure saddle I own. He'd apparently never cantered with a girth tightened before. He got a little excited in the trot and goosed up into a canter, and the girth caught him and he threw a little buck that I wasn't expecting, and I ate arena dirt.
Twice, on two different horses (a year or so apart). Both during expensive clinics with a professional audience. Great timing I have, eh? For my credit, they were both spook bucks and took me by surprise to say the least.
Oh god, Chinga use to be terrible! Every ride we'd have a buck, or four! Although suprizingly he's only got me off twice and Corby's gotten me off once, although hers was a full rear, buck, wee. Type thing ... mares.
I've only been bucked off once... on a lunge line. xD Was having a lunge lesson on a Shire/Percheron greenie and he started acting up while I had no stirrups or reins and was doing some sort of exercise with my arms. He gave a little crowhop which got me unbalanced and followed through with a buck and I hit the dirt.
I've never had a horse succeed in throwing me, via bolting, rearing, bucking, etc. I only ever fall off because I do something stupid like try to swing up and on and end up swinging up and over. Or we'll be going along fine and dandy and I just... fall. Pathetic really. But when a horse tries to dislodge me, it turns my butt to glue and I will NOT come off, haha.
Lets see...lol, well I've been bucked off twice. HUGE powerful SSH mare got stung by a horse fly when going up a really steep hill. I managed to stick with her until we got to the top and out of the trees but i bailed after that cuz I was losing my seat anyway. Second time was a 16hh+ TWH gelding i was giving a spring tune up. Going along sweet as pie and then WAM all the sudden I was flat on my back in the mud,lol.
Been thrown out the side door on an unexpected spin, over the shoulder cuz the mare took off down a hill and screeched to a halt halfway down, managed to land on my butt in front of her with the reins in my hand and her looking down with a very smug self satisfied look on her face. Also sailed through the air because I was stupid and didn't check the girth after someone saddled her for me. Slipped way down when I tried to mount and before I could get off she gave a tremenous crowhop and I landed about 15 ft away,lol.
Hmmm. Well, I've fallen off at least a few dozen times in my 24 years of riding. Mostly all when I was a dumb kid :lol: But to actually be bucked off? Only a couple of times, and all courtesy of my Arab gelding Playboy who knew every trick in the book for getting rid of his riders.
1. Spooked, spun and bolted at Pony Club camp, leaving me in the dirt (10 years old)
2. Bolted, bucked several times and launched me back first onto a gate which then catapulted me into the air, where I landed on razor sharp hunks of mud and slashed my back to ribbons (10 years old)
3. Bolted at the farm while riding him in a halter and finally got his head loose and bucked me off, making me do a somersault through the air and landing back first on a rock which cracked a rib and permenetly damaged my breathing (12 years old)
4. Bolted around a corner on ice and wiped out, coming down on my leg and destroying my left foot with a shattered growth plate, leaving me in therapy for several years and permenent damage (13 years old)
Somewhere into my teenage years, I got better at sticking with him. He dislodged me many more times then those, but those were the 4 bad ones I'll always remember thanks to the crippled body he left me with. :lol: