So yesterday I fell of Jessie. Been 2 years since I fell of last, and I hope its longer till the next time. Ouch! Landed on my right hip, on the back. Sure hurt when I did it, so I laid there for a couple minutes till I figured I could get up without falling back down. Poor Jessie I think she thought it was her fault. She stood there with her head raised up and never moved till I started talking to her then she kinda relaxed. Aww I felt so bad for her. Wasn't completely her fault. We were loping around the arena in my English saddle and it was going good, I was feeling confident (never good to feel to confident, lol) and so I thought I would go through the middle, I just hardly picked up the reins to get her to turn and she turned almost right back the way we were going! Well I said whoa cause I could feel myself falling, but was too late fell off the side and landed just like I was riding but on my back.
I was hurting so I just quit there, was pretty slow going to untack her and feed her, but she was being really quiet and gentle. I still feel kinda bad for her, not sure if anyone ever fell off her before, she thinks it was her fault I think. I turned her out and went home. Was pretty stiff by the time I got home so didn't do much last night and I actually found a comfy spot to sleep and didn't want to get out of bed from worries of stiffness but wasn't that bad. Think it helped I iced it last evening and then had a electric mattress cover that I laid on all night. I feel good enough I might go back and ride today. In my ranch saddle. No chances on English when I feel kinda sore, I don't want to fall off again. Well ever, but certainly not 2 days in a row!
I finally got my camera back that I left on New Years and I tried to take some pics of Jessie in the arena before we rode but got a goofy one of her cause I asked her to stand still while I walked away so her head is up high and then the next one she started coming towards me. Think I need some help to get decent pics of her. Was gonna take some outside but after the fall I did not feel like it, so maybe today will be better.