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Best comment you've gotten from family after you've had a fall

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  • Best comment you've gotten from family after you've had a fall

    So I fell off my horse last night and when I got home and shared the incident with the family, my dad says:

    "How bout you switch to car racing. I think it's safer." (He is an avid car racing fan)

    Thought it would be a fun topic while I'm sitting here with the day after soreness (owie).

  • #2
    Said by one of my parents after I took a fall not too long ago: "Maybe you should ride bikes. It's safer"

    I've never broken anything from falling off a horse, but as soon as I started competitive cycling? BAM! I fall and have multiple fractures in my hand and was laid up in a cast for a while.

    and then from my little sister:

    Me: I fell off in a jumping lesson this week.
    little sis: Yikes! Were you ok
    Me: yeah, mostly just had to brush some dirt off. But could you believe my teacher made me get back on and do the same exercise *again*???
    (me being 1/2 joking about this)
    little sis: what's so strange about that? You're supposed to get back on!!


    • #3
      "What did you do to make him buck you off like that?"


      • #4
        I had a fairly nasty fall where my helmet actually came down and broke my nose (this was some time ago and predates "approved" helmets). I was also sporting two black eyes the next day. I was lamenting my appearance as I still had to work and said to my mother, "I look like I was in a bar fight!!" My mother, very dry wit about her, did not hesitate to observe, "Well, at least it looks like you have a social life."


        • #5
          Last time I fell off, when I told my mom, her only comment was, "Again?!"

          I said, "Mom, it's been 8 years."

          I have a Fjord! Life With Oden


          • #6
            "next time wear a seatbelt when you ride"

            (had a fall 2 weeks ago.badly.injured tailbone).


            • #7
              "After 40 years why haven't you learned how to stay on the horse?

              And from the same non riding friend,

              "why are you such a bad rider?"

              and from my doctor,

              "Are you that 90 year old driver who should stop driving?"

              My answer to all of them is to pick up an issue of the Chron where there is usually an article that starts:

              Veteran (or Olympic or show jumping superstar....) rider xx was taken to the hospital .....

              We ride, we fall, we break. We ride, we fall, we break.....


              • #8
                Originally posted by my_doran View Post
                "next time wear a seatbelt when you ride"

                (had a fall 2 weeks ago.badly.injured tailbone).
                UGH - so sorry about this! I broke mine back in 90-something and it was FOREVER for it to heal and even afterward in the wrong saddle....holy smokes. fast healing vibes your way!!!

                I've had people ask why we don't seatbelt/saddlebelt the children onto the ponies. It doesn't occur to them that the worst thing would be being unable to part ways if one needed to.


                • #9
                  My husband after I was launched over a fence sans horse...

                  Hubby..."Why did you do that?"

                  Me..."Um I don't know, I wanted to see how soft the footing was the hard way?"

                  Similar comment from a neurologist testing my arm for nerve damage from a different fall...

                  Doc..."Why did you do this?˝

                  Me..."Well I didn't want to do this...."

                  Doc..."No, I meant how did you do this."


                  • #10
                    I had some health issues about 6 years ago where I didn't have any platelets and was a bleeder. Fell off and hit my head pretty hard, my father (a former horseman himself!) responded to my request to please call an ambulance with, "you don't want to do that...they will charge you extra." I ended up driving myself to the ER! Thanks pops! ;-)

                    Member of the OMFG I got banned clique


                    • #11
                      From my brother: "Maybe you should breed Pugs."


                      • #12
                        "That was stupid."
                        "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

                        Amy's Stuff - Rustic chic and country linens and decor
                        Support my mom! She's gotta finance her retirement horse somehow.


                        • #13
                          I was video taping for a friend jumping her horse, they were both having an off day. She did a Hail Mary jump, horse swam over the jump, she canters around the corner, halts, and falls off.
                          I peer over the lens.
                          She says "if at first you don't succeed...." Sheepishly
                          " I destroy all evidence you even tried....."
                          Come to the dark side, we have cookies


                          • #14
                            I was having a no stirrup lesson and fell off 3 times in one lesson. The farrier I had a crush on was there that day and when I was leaving to go home the farrier said, "Don't fall out of the car!". I was mortified!


                            • #15
                              When I returned to the barn after a fall the previous ride. "I hope you brought extra dirt with you... there's a crater in the arena with your name on it"

                              Also, ten years after my now infamous fall that involved an aerial med-evac, my former trainer introduced me to his students (i was tagging along in a leson) like this, "This is [bits], she enjoys helicopter rides, grand exits, and scaring adults. "


                              • #16
                                My mom would ALWAYS say, "stupid horse." It didn't matter what horse I was on, or whether it was my fault. Gotta love mom!
                                “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                ¯ Oscar Wilde


                                • #17
                                  After eight weeks of nonproductive chiropractic treatment --symptoms, rather, increasing (numbness, tingling and increasing weakness in both arms and shoulders)---the poor fellow ordered an MRI, which revealed several cervical vertebra herniations, one of which impinging my spinal cord.

                                  Consultation with a BN Neuro Doc in the big city included a conversation that went something like this:
                                  BNND, "So, this doesn't look recent."
                                  Me, "No, I don't think so."
                                  BNND, "What sports did you do growing up?"
                                  Me, "Lots, but mostly horses."
                                  BNND, A kind look accompanied the grunt which preceded the comment, "Fell off a lot." (This was not a question.)
                                  Me, "Well, sure, the only way to get better was to ride the one's...."

                                  I left with a cervical collar and instructions to ware it 24/7.

                                  First Sunday in church sporting my new must have fashion accessory an inquiry from a consoling elderly choir member resulted in her pointing to my neck ware and proclaiming to anyone within earshot, "Misspent youth!"


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Go fast and win View Post
                                    I was having a no stirrup lesson and fell off 3 times in one lesson. The farrier I had a crush on was there that day and when I was leaving to go home the farrier said, "Don't fall out of the car!". I was mortified!
                                    BWAHAHAHA! That's one you'll always remember.
                                    "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                                    • #19
                                      While I'm face down getting sutured up my ex boyfriends mom decides its the appropriate time to try and insist I get rid of my horse of 8 years.
                                      Yeah, it's HIS fault I was riding alone, without tack, and a deer jumped through the arena and he took off with me.... Riiiight. Stupid horse, not human!
                                      There's a reason it says EX

                                      My grandmother in law said the most absurd thing once (well, many times, but this time it was HR) We were over disgusting the real estate investment option of a horse farm with his grandfather. I was explaining how the cost of land is expensive But that keeping your horses at home tends to be a cheaper option than boarding. She looked at me, totally straight face and said "Why don't you just stop riding until you retire?"
                                      Keep in mind I've never gone more than five days without riding in my life since I was 16 months old.
                                      "Okay grandma I'll just get rid of that horse, that's fine I can wait until I'm 65" really????
                                      chaque pas est fait ensemble


                                      • #20
                                        Horse-clueless Dad after taking a hard fall at a horse show (um, in the jumper ring, might I add):

                                        "Well, at least this time you'll know it's not because the judge didn't like your horse."
                                        "I'd rather have a horse. A horse is at least human, for god's sake." - J.D. Salinger