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Monday, January 7, 2013

Falling Off

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.




12 comments:

Marissa said...

Oh no! Glad your ok! I hate that you can't tell your horse it's not their fault! There's nothing more confidence shattering for a horse than having their rider fall off!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh no! Poor Jessie and Poor you! Well, thank goodness you weren't hurt worse and were riding on the soft sand of an arena instead of rocky hard trail.
Jessie was so good to wait and see if you were ok, too. I hope you feel better quickly and are back in the saddle in a couple days.

~Lisa

April S. said...

Glad you weren't hurt! Last (only) time I fell off Topper my dogs bum-rushed us from the shady spot they were laying in and I was just too rusty to hang with the giant leap he took to the side. Not sure who was more startled that I fell off - Topper, me or the dogs - lots of heads hanging in shame. LOL I do wear a helmet these days as I can't afford to do the things I did before I had kids and was glad I had it that day.

lisa said...

Oh boy, been there done that but I did end up in the emergency room and laid up for four weeks. Hope you are ok and feeling not too overly bruised!

Country Gal said...

Glad your ok ! I feel off my horse when I was younger going over jumps and as I lay there he came over to me and nudged me with his nose as if to ask if I was ok ! I tell ya falling on a jump is not fun my ribs killed me for weeks ! Horses are funny like that some are concerned if it happens and others will cause it and walk away as if nothing happened ! Have a good day !

Shirley said...

Ouch! Sure is a lot different in an English saddle, isn't it? I think I'll stick to my western saddles, although I can fall out of them just fine. Jessie is a sweetheart!
Hope you heal up well, get some arnica gel on the sore spots.

aurora said...

Sorry to hear of your fall, you sure have a good attitude. It's easier when it's not done intentionally, but it still hurts the same. 24-48 hours, is the worst. Take care.

Paint Girl said...

Sorry about the fall. I know that isn't any fun and it sure does hurt. Thankfully you weren't hurt worse. Hope you are feeling better soon so you can get back to riding!

fernvalley01 said...

Ouch! that sucks! Hope you are feeling better soon, yup a cutter in an English saddle would have me on my but too , those ponies have some moves!

cheyenne jones said...

I really smiled at this, not because you fell off, but at how easy it is to do, in an English. I was brought up with them, from slick racing saddles, to hunter. There wasnt a year that went by, when I didnt fall off, either over the wither, out the side or just plain fell off!
Obviously I ride Western now, and have done for years, I recently rode in an English, and found it very unnerving! i`ll keep the western!

Darren Lanphere said...

Good thing you weren’t badly hurt! An old saying comes to mind about what we do after falling off a horse ; ) Have a great year ahead!

- Darren Lanphere -

Anonymous said...

Years ago I played polo for a season and if a rider hit the ground he/she owed the team a case of beer! (It only happened to me once.)