Re: Worst horse fall
I've been pretty lucky, I've been riding for 8 years and had a lot of falls but never anything too serious! Most of them were from I was younger and I've come off current pony 3 times, all jumping..
We were jumping about 4 foot or there abouts in Chase me Charlie and she decided it was too big (fair enough!) and I went over her shoulder and slid down the post! Quite surprised that it was pain-free and only a scratch on the hand - definitely my most dignified fall ever!
A couple going over some small ones where I was a little bit winded but I reckon I've been very lucky :)
When I was younger had a few roughish ones, had to ride a little pony who spent his life trying to get me off... threw me off at canter coming down the centre line (I was only about 6 or 7), did a bit of bronco, had my foot caught in the stirrup for a few seconds once when he threw me off, threw me off twice with my grandmother watching and again with my mum watching.. yeah, I didn't have a good seat!
Once on my head on a jump (on a 12hh going over about 2 foot), gone out the side door when the pony I rode didn't like the music for musical chairs, but never anything serious. I have fallen off quite a bit but I'm just lucky most of it has been when I haven't been far from the ground! Have watched my friend break her wrist, get trodden on and fly into about 3 foot 6, and another fly into a fence, so feel pretty fortunate! :)