Horse back riding

@lulu897 (176)
Canada
November 26, 2006 12:21pm CST
Has anyone ever had a fall off a horse. I fell off once and cracked my elbow. I stayed away from horses after that for 10 years and just recently got back on, I should have gotten on right away, cause now I am alot older and alot more scared
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6 responses
• United States
7 Dec 06
I fell off a horse & had a horse roll on me when I was a teen. I didn't get injured...thank goodness. The best thing I ever did was go back the next day & get right back on. That's the best thing you can do. You just have to get right back on.
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
omg how scary, good thing you weren't hurt. Do you still ride?
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• United States
17 Dec 06
Yes! I still LOVE to ride when I get the opportunity. :) I want to get my own horses sometime soon.
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
That is great that you still ride. Riding is such great exercise ,, mentally and physically. And the best part of riding is it's fun.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
26 Dec 06
bay gelding - My horse was a bay gelding and he was quite personalbe.  even shook his head yes to questions.  he was a wonderful companion and it was fun to tend to his needs. The barn was my favorite place
Yes, I have fallen from a horse. Went riding with some neighbors and the horse balked, put his head down and over I went. Knocked the breath out of me and boy did it scare me at the time. However, I never though another thing about it once I could breathe again. Got back up and off we went with me being more careful about this stubborn animal. Had a great day after that.
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
Must have been scary. I'm glad you got back on and enjoyed the rest of the day.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I've only ever been on a horse once as a kid and I had someone right there beside me guiding me to I wouldn't fall off.
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
16 Dec 06
That's the best way too learn,, I feel more confident when some one is beside me. I know they can't catch me but they can hold to horse lol
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
You should go to someone who can give you some help getting back on and maybe just start out gently. My son has the same problem because he fell off once this summer and it's only his first year. He has gotten back on but is also wondering how he can get over getting scared.
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I have been riding many times since falling off. You just need a really calm horse who is use to beginners. I took lessons and started slow, but the horses I rode where school horses that had been really well trained. The reason I am not riding my two is because Joey is not trained very well and has an attitude, hopefully this summer we will have him trained professionally so I can get back on him. He is a very big horse 16 hands and it's a long way down lol. Dakota is only 3 1/2 and has not been broke yet. She will be broke this summer also, I think she will be a very good riding horse.
@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I don't know how many times I fell off when I was kid and riding my ponies. I always climbed back on! We had to sell them when I was 8 or 9. I didn't have horses again until my 30's. My gosh the ground has gotten alot harder since I was a kid. I'm not a very confident rider anymore, but really enjoy the ground training with my babies and am confident with that. I wish I had more confidence riding. I miss the days of flying through the pastures without a care in the world! What a rush!!
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
I got my first horse when I was 34, and I am also not a confident rider. We have two horses now that I can't ride one has decided he doesn't want to be ridden and I'm not getting on a horse that threatens to buck me off and my little girl is not broke yet maybe this spring if her little feet are okay (severe arthritis in her back feet) lol the ground sure is harder. I haven't experienced that rush in a long time. Can't wait till Joey is trained properly and I can ride him.
@musecreek (163)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I took a fall when I was a kid, but my moms best friend made me get back on. At the time I was scared to do it but I was so glade that she made me. Now that I'm older I don't ride as much. I have osteopenia and can't afford to take a fall. It is the one thing that I miss most. We had a 13 year old mare that was put down this past August. Since then I have not rode because we have a 4 year old gelding that has attitude.
@lulu897 (176)
• Canada
6 Dec 06
Best thing you can do is get back on. Sorry that you can't ride anymore. Putting down a horse must be so hard I haven't had to do it yet but I sure am not looking forward to it. I also have a 4 year old (this coming may) but she is a mare with attitude.