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spotsandstars

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Worst horse fall

Whats the worst horse fall you have ever had?

I've been reasonably lucky (touch wood  ) and I havent broken anything when riding but I've had a few bad falls ,i've been bucked into an arena wall (probably my worst fall) ,my horse likes to buck when canter bareback (he gets excited) so i have fallen off a few times when he does this . I've fallen off over fences once or twice but nothing too serious .

Overall in my 7 years of riding  I have fallen off 14 times

what about you guys? whats the worst fall you've had and how many times have you fallen off?

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SilverLinedCloud

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Re: Worst horse fall

 Hmmm, haven't really had many, but most have been very pathetic indeed! The only actually scary-ish bruise worthy one I've had was when my big cob took of with me a couple of years ago. At the time he had little respect for me whilst I was in the saddle; we started of at a gentle canter and we were having a lovely time until of course I asked him to slow and steady as there was a steep, slippery rocky pathway coming up. He thought no way will I stop for her and took the hill at speed I landed on his neck and slipped of at the top of the hill, landing on my knees. He had stopped and I went to remount but he proceeded down the hill with me in persuit... Not particullarly hair raising, but my worse yet thankfully! 

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lydiarose

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lydiarose says:

Re: Worst horse fall

 Mine wasn't really a fall at all but it put me off for a year. Young horse, going up to a jump, horse stopped dead, I shot forward and took a jump wing to the throat. There was blood and a lot of bruising, to the point that people at school started saying I had tried to hang myself. 

But anyhoo! I've been reasonably lucky too, never broken any bones either *touch wood*.

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SilverLinedCloud

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Re: Worst horse fall

 Ooof! That sounds quite full on, no one can blame you for being out the saddle for a year after something like that! x 

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spotsandstars

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Re: Worst horse fall

Ouch!!

'Freinds are like stars ,you can't always see them but you know they're there' Love you Fin :)

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Buzzbomb

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Buzzbomb says:

Re: Worst Horse fall

 My best fall was when I was riding a small pony in a fun gymkhana even we did at the riding school. I wason the most placid lovely pony, even though i used to ride the bigger and silly horses and she trotted up to the smallest jump ever and stopped and I went straight over her head! She stood there looking down at me and i'm sure she found it the funniest thing ever - so did everyone else there.

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: Worst horse fall

 I ploughed a six foot trench in the sand school with my chin when Tommy fell over cantering once - that hurt and he winded me once which is really a really nasty feeling that was just him bucking and twisting which is one of his special moves  when he wants to do one thing and I want to do another 

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Worst horse fall

Ah, I beat you alls :)

Which one do you want to know about.. there was the time I was 14, and my dad's mare galloped off with me on a hack, threw me. I was knocked out for a wee while, woke up and couldn't move my legs- trapped nerve and fractured tail bone. Put me off hacking out. A lot.

This is the worst, though.. riding a cob for a friend. We were cooling off, German work men came on to the yard, we had no idea, and began drilling on a tin roof. Mare went ballistic, I fell off in front and as she got away, she kicked the back of my shoulder. I couldn't get up, I couldn't move my neck. Friend ran outside to get to the phone to call parents/ambulance.. as she ran she fell over and fractured HER tailbone xD however to cut a long story short, they knocked me out on morphine to get a closer look and tried to pop my shoulder, which was on my collar bone, back in- couldn't as I'd snapped my humerus too.. operation, 8 months no riding, and I still get awful pain there.

Then there was the time jumping in a paddock and hit a tree.. broke three ribs
Or the time I played A-C chase and kicked on too much and my dad's mare bucked me off and I fractured my radius..

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PonyMad4Ever

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PonyMad4Ever says:

Re: Worst horse fall

 OUCH! DD especially.

 

I've been really lucky, fallen off 6 times in 9 years.

The worst one was when a pony took advantage of a bird to 'spook' at, and charged off, bucking as well. I cam off the front end, was unconcious for a little while, and had to go to A&E but only bruised/grazed. had to buy a new hat though!

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spotsandstars

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Re: Worst horse fall

OUCH Duffyduck , that sounds painful ,poor you!

'Freinds are like stars ,you can't always see them but you know they're there' Love you Fin :)

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: Worst horse fall

Baha. You learn to bounce back. Some days I wonder why I still ride, mind you!!!

 

Reminds me of my last hat.. was jumping and this cow of a woman spooked my horse, knowing she'd do it, and he threw me under the second part of a double, pole landed on my head and crushed my helmeet. I loved that hat :(

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