Dumb ways to fall off a horse

By Retired breeder, 23rd June 2015 15:41:34
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What is all the dumb ways you fell off of a horse ?
 
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Ha... When I was learning to canter, the horse I was riding (He's a retired racehorse) decided he wanted to canter, because we had cantered 5 minutes ago. We were walking. I grabbed frantically for some mane, but left my saddle. …Mostly. I was dangling off his neck, with a foot firmly planted... in the middle of the saddle. The most impressive part was that when he decided (Finally!) to slow down, I was still on. My leg, that was dangling in the air, had been kicking for a hold the whole time, and caught the stirrup. I got back in, and I swear, that horse smiled. He's a sweetheart though, just likes to go fast, and is kinda competitve.
swift racers
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I was at a camp, riding a sweet old gelding named Riley who was lame and should have been retired not at a GS camp for twelve year olds I do think was retired tho after what happened. I went to ride him and was like oh well I left my helmet at my cabin and I could go get but I'm only gonna be out for like ten minutes. So I went on my little ride with him and everything was fine until we were about back to camp. There was just a random plastic bag floating around and Riley spooked and threw me off onto a parked car just outside camp. Because I wasn't wearing helmet I got brain surgery. It was an unenjoyable time of my life but miraculously twenty years later I am fine with no long term damage and still riding and loving horses.
xrider360
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When I still had my first horse(a half trained quarter horse who only likes adults riding him) my dad thought it would be a great idea for six year old me to ride him. Worst part was, I was only half way on his back when he bucked, so I caught some air. He bucked me off, but I probably should have known better than to ride a particaly trained horse.
abbygordon
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Trying to record and canter at the same time. The horse was extremely unbalanced and (I was too young to know this at the time) lame.

Always get a pre-purchase exam, no matter if you are leasing or buying!
voltevici
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I decided I didnt need to lunge my boy before going on a trail ride around my property. Boy did he make me regret it. We were going at a nice relaxed walk down a small slope when he pushed against his bit and dropped his head so I had no control and then pulled himself out of his walk into a trot and then into bucking bronco mode and threw me. Broke a stirrup strap and got a concussion. Thank god the stirrup straps were old or he would have broken my ankle.
blue shoes
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I was feeding my tamagotchi while I was riding a fat gypsy vanner and it bucked and I dropped my tamagotchi and fell down and scratched my knee and the bad horse stepped on my tamagotchi and it died
booger
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When I was first learning how to ride, the horse I was on was standing still and some how I just slid off the horse. Not a dismount, I fell well the horse stood still default smiley xd
crystall farstep
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i was told to walk over these very easy jumps, very low jumps to, Braveheart, the horse i was riding, decided to canter away from the jump. i did not fall until he stopped, but i got back on.
horse4516
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I decided it would be a great idea to jump a just washed, still slippery and damp horse bareback. Not to mention that while she was tall, she had the skinniest little back ever. I'd jumped bareback before to a decent height, but I couldn't be bothered to get off and lower the jump that was already set up. It was a fair bit higher than I'd ever jumped bareback before, especially on a skinny, slippery and damp horse (while wearing shorts). I thought, ya know, I'll be fine, so off it went, jumped it. On landing I slipped a bit but stayed on, but me slipping spooked the mare, so I went flying. I'd usually be able to stay on, but I was half hanging off her, so I went off. I landed on my knees so hard that I literally bounced, and afterwards I couldn't stand for a couple minutes, I was bleeding heaps but I was more or less fine. To this day, I still have the scars on my knees and have a bit of recurring pain in one of then, which I assume was from that. Never again shall I make such a dumb choice. (The mare was fine by the way)
chcolate
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A few years ago my mom and I rescued a mare. We were told and witnessed that she was fully trained. we were also told or shall I say warned that she was herd bound. I should have known better but at the time I wanted to see what she could do. So after months of having her I saddled her up, using a hack bridle. Everything was fine the whole ride until we came up to about 300 yards from the pasture and my mare decided to scream. Well boy did this mare pick up her pace. We went from a walk to a "im about to die" run, she jumped a 8 foot ditch and threw me into a pile of center blocks. When I was able to get up she was waiting patiently, at the gate, to be unsaddle and put back in the pasture. Last time I roe her with a hack. Glad I came out with only scratches and a couple of bruises.
maymay1197
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I sometimes fell down from a horse, but one time I remember very well: It was round the third riding lesson I was riding without a lunge and I rode my favorite horse, a Haflinger pony. The riding lesson was over and the horses had to cool down, so I was riding with long reins and dreamed a bit. Suddently my mum opened the door from the (indoor) riding area. We had two additional wooden bars to border our indor riding area, one low and one a bit higher. I didn't notice that the lower bar was open, but my horse did and it regocnized the grass outside. So it went below the second bar outside and through the door and I said "Stop" but it didn't stop and run through the door to the grass and I hang on the upper bar and was a bit confused default smiley xd
My mum was very shocked but some nice people caught the horse and I thought it was very amused while I was mountening it again... And so I laughed, too default smiley ;)
renja
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Well, when you have a sassy mare that hates when your feet go far back. And when you do, she will buck, and then you ride English so when she bucks your thrown forward losing your stirrups. at this point shes galloping around the arena bucking you. so you bail out and fall to your doomdefault smiley :$
sweetandspicy
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I was on my fist lease horse, Echo. We were in a show and the horse behind me got scared and galloped right behind Echo, bit her on the rump, and she galloped forward. I was not prepared, just relaxing( I was young at the time so I was pretty inexperienced). Then fell off. At least I had my helmet on.
katani02
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I did two jumps that went fine, my horse decided to walk after the second jump straight away as did a massive cough and puts his head down, I slowly slipped off his neck onto the floor, I could’ve stopped myself from falling because it was that silly default smiley :-))
izabela12222
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So this is about my friend..
So we were about 7 or 8 years old and we were riding bareback. We were on two little welsh ponies named Sharpie and Ellie. We would play “pony hide and go seek” while bareback and hide around the farm. So we were just casually walking around the outdoor and my friend stopped her pony to readjust, but let’s just say that didn’t end so well. So you know when your horse or pony just does one of those whole body “earthquake” shakes? Yeah, that happened. So my friend had her arms wrapped around her pony’s neck and gradually slipped off default smiley xd. Her pony then proceeded to stand there and stare at her with much confusion.
ryponii
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Hey !

First sorry for my bad english ^^'

Once i rode my favorite mare and my teacher told me to gallop without the stirrups.
Galloping is going well but when i had to trot and walk she made a small jump :') i lost my balance and slipped on the side lol
just a rider
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I was riding a cute cheeky welsh pony , we were headed for the jump when he decided to go off course and jump the wing � this totally unbalanced me and as he trotted on I ungracefully plopped out of the saddle �
90poiuytreza
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My teacher and I went riding bareback after it had freshly snowed, we picked up the canter and were having a blast when suddenly my horse slips and slides onto his side baseball style and I took a dive into the snow lol. Oh and my teacher was videoing in slow mo default smiley ^)default smiley xd
1horse1girl
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haha I got slapped in the face by a branch on a trail ride, and I almost fell off but I kept a good hold of the stirrup with my left foot while I was slipping off to the right of the saddle default smiley xd
staywithus9
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Getting pulled over the pony's head because it's hungry......default smiley xddefault smiley xd
ellielovescompi
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I was walking around the arena on the cob I used to loan when he suddenly shot into the middle of the arena, I came off and realised midair that there was no chance of saving myself lo was absolutely fine though and got back on. I remembered to pay attention the next time.
brookexo
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I was on my pony and I was going to jump, but he stopped so quickly that I was flung over his neck and landed on the fence we were going to jump. Also this was a show jumping competition too, I was so scary.default smiley :s
super puppy
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So, I was having a lesson, and we were cantering. Then, my horse decided he wanted to go over a jump. The highest, biggest, scariest jump there. Great right? Anyway, he went for the jump, bunnyhopped over it, did a little buck in the air, and managed to flip the reins right over his head. So I had nothing to hold on to. I frantically grabbed the mane, and he must have realized how frenetic I was, because then he reared up, did a little buck, and threw me off! And lucky me, I landed on that high, scary jump and got a wedgie! default smiley :$default smiley :$
royalrider
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I was riding a young Appaloosa mare with a saddle that my instructor neglected to tell me it didn't fit her very well, and we were cantering and doing fine until we came around the corner and it started sliding. Cheyenne was a very good girl and slowed down once she felt the saddle slipping, but it was too late to salvage it and I just landed on my butt. Oh well... you live and you learn.
dressur pferd
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LOL
I've fallen off a horse three times in my life.

The first time was when I was young, maybe 5 yrs old, and a neighbor boy (about 16 at that time) had a chestnut horse. He took me on rides and one day the saddle slipped while going through an alley. Unfortunately, this alley was all fresh laid gravel and not grass like most of the other alleys. Yup, that did NOT feel good at all!!! I was crying, in pain, lord knows what, but that pain I will remember.
Moral of this story... always check that cinch!

The second time I fell off a horse... was the funniest, and totally my fault. I was just starting my lessons, and someone kept telling me to sit back that it was annoying and I couldn't focus well upon what I was doing and actually leaned forward and went over the horse's neck and head during a trot. I had a good horse that was keen and didn't step on me but shielded me from being trampled by other riders.
Moral of that story? Riders... keep quiet and let the Instructor teach. They are the instructor for a reason, you are not.

The third time I fell off a horse... I didn't fall off... I went FLYING off the horse!
We were on a trail ride and it was delightful! I was glad at my swift progress in riding (hint.. READ THOSE BOOKS!!!) but I was TOTALLY unprepared in handling a mellow horse OVERLY excited to gallop like there were a pride of lions behind it. OK.. the gallop was fine and handled that well. But it was at the end of that gallop that was not! I swiftly had to duck to dodge a branch that had obscured my view of seeing other riders had stopped already. When I looked back up, that's when the horse decided to go ahead and stop on it's own because the other riders had stopped, and I was TOTALLY unprepared for that... and went FLYING off the horse with my last words something I can't post here.
Well, the next thing I know... I'm back on the horse on the trail again... crossing a creek and dazed, etc. I was not sure what happened.
Yup, I went to the doctor after that and had a concussion and a contusion only because I started feeling some pain. A couple days later, we went to a parade in another town and rode in the parade, and on the way back from the parade I asked what happened to me on that trail ride. Those in the vehicle laughed because they thought I was being funny, but soon realized I was serious.
Moral of this story... KNOW YOUR TRAILS!!! A gallop area should NEVER have trees around at all! And it's up to you to make the decision, not other people. You know you and the horse you are riding on. If you are NOT comfortable doing something, don't do it!


These three moments have been learning lessons, just like SO MANY other learning lessons horse related and horse related.
ladyslr
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