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  • I fell off...

    I fell off of my ex racehorse today, twice! Care to take a guess how both falls happened? I'll be back in a little while to see if anyone is right.
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    I'll take a shot....

    You were WALKING, cooling down after your ride, and the guy on the other side of the privacy fence behind the arena rail decided it would be a good time to hose down said fence. If I'm wrong, then try to guess who that happened to!
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    • #3
      a spook & a bolt? Nah, that's probably too obvious.

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      • #4
        Im going with he tripped the first time and you did a topple over the head And then, while getting back on he walked off causing the next fall

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        • #5
          The first time was when spaceship landed, and a large, silent humanoid alien stepped out and handed you a book called "To Serve Horse," which you handed to your OTTB, who spent a few minutes to decipher the contents, and then FREAKED. You fell off and he ran away, yelling, "It's a COOKBOOK!"

          The second was when a little bunny rabbit hopped out of a cave and, when your trailriding friends approached it, it flew unexpectedly through the air and bit off their heads. You OTTB FREAKED. You fell off and he ran away yelling, "Watch it! That rabbit's dynamite!"

          And that was quite a day.
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          • #6
            He stopped to graze and you didn't.

            Well...the grass was right there, just growing all fresh and green and tender out of the ground. Anyone trapped in a box and fed the dry stale stuff would have stopped. What were you thinking?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by GilbertsCreeksideAcres View Post

              The second was when a little bunny rabbit hopped out of a cave and, when your trailriding friends approached it, it flew unexpectedly through the air and bit off their heads. You OTTB FREAKED. You fell off and he ran away yelling, "Watch it! That rabbit's dynamite!"

              And that was quite a day.
              I too have survived the "attack" rabbits. Why just this morning as we were walking down the trail, minding our own business...

              But as for the OP, I'm going with the scenario laid out by HowDoILook...

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              • #8
                We have attack birds here. They sit like rocks on the fence until you ride right up to them then explode. They're like feathered grenades!

                My guess- you fell off at the halt leaning down to hear your trainer.
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                • #9
                  Hmm...you were walking along, not paying attention, and the next thing you know your horse is facing the other direction and you're on your feet on the ground? (Not that that happened to me, off of a pony or anything, because that would be incredibly embarrassing).

                  Perhaps a bee attack? Or maybe you fell off because you were so excited that you had a good round you just forgot to stay put in the saddle?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GilbertsCreeksideAcres View Post
                    The first time was when spaceship landed, and a large, silent humanoid alien stepped out and handed you a book called "To Serve Horse," which you handed to your OTTB, who spent a few minutes to decipher the contents, and then FREAKED. You fell off and he ran away, yelling, "It's a COOKBOOK!"

                    Excellent!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kookicat View Post
                      We have attack birds here. They sit like rocks on the fence until you ride right up to them then explode. They're like feathered grenades!

                      My guess- you fell off at the halt leaning down to hear your trainer.
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                        #12
                        All very good guesses! My favorite was the spaceship guess.
                        Here's what happened:
                        I was riding my crazy ex racehorse bareback for the first time, and I haven't ridden him in about 2 weeks. Of course, he tripped while we were loping along on a loose rein. Then, trying to get back on, I had one leg over his back and the mounting block slipped out from under the other foot, and I landed sitting right underneath him. So, HowDoILook, you were almost spot on! You win (the satisfaction of knowing you were right, anyway)!
                        I just love disspelling the "crazy OTTB" myths
                        Does anyone have any stupid or embarrassing falling off stories?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by To the MAX View Post
                          Does anyone have any stupid or embarrassing falling off stories?
                          OH heck yeah...

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                          • #14
                            Funny Falling off story. Im on a witherless pony (well i guess they are somewhere under her fat roll) Im also 5'9" and this is a medium insane project pony. I jokingly say to my trainer something about her witherless state, and widest back ever, and like jiggle the saddle back and forth. Then I shook a little too hard to the left. And I found myself hanging upside down with my head on the ground. then I tottaly fell off sideways. sitting on the ground laughing. Devil pony was an angel and stared at me with the most confused look.

                            ETA: I also fail at leg ups. Major. Im up at the good old murphy ring at KHP. My groom attempted to give me a leg up. I fail. am like grasping on to back of saddle. Horse doesnt like this and gallops down the hill towards the schooling rings. This is all with 12 year old me holding on to the pomel with my arms extended and me chilling behind the saddle. I attempted to get reins. That then failed. and we continue galloping down the non pathed part of the hill (it is quite a steep hill for those of you have not been there) It then occurs to me that we are headed for the schooling area's fence (which beeing at the base of a steep hill seemed quite scary to my 12 year old self). Jr's were schooling in the ring so alot of trainers began to scream and the riders were all pointing. I had no other choice in my undeveloped brain, but to attempt to jump into the schooling ring as horsie wasnt stopping. Last minute horse skids to a stop right at the base and I land standing after sliding right off his but. There was alot of clapping and all these juniors gave me high fives. I was quite proud of my self. I still laugh thinking of that story
                            Last edited by heygirlhey33; Apr. 2, 2009, 10:43 PM. Reason: more to add

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                            • #15
                              Your fiance' proposed on horseback and you fell off leaning over to kiss him after he gave you the rock for your finger.
                              Later on the ride, you were admiring said rock, OTTB hopped over a creek and you didn't hop with him.

                              This is a true story, by the way.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by heygirlhey33 View Post
                                Funny Falling off story. Im on a witherless pony (well i guess they are somewhere under her fat roll) Im also 5'9" and this is a medium insane project pony. I jokingly say to my trainer something about her witherless state, and widest back ever, and like jiggle the saddle back and forth. Then I shook a little too hard to the left. And I found myself hanging upside down with my head on the ground. then I tottaly fell off sideways. sitting on the ground laughing. Devil pony was an angel and stared at me with the most confused look.
                                Hahahhaha this has definitely happend to me!! I was doing a leadchange on a small pony catch ride, and well, when I went to step into my outside leg my whole saddle decided to come with me. So I'm hanging off the side, but I'm in the show ring, so I try to save it (I was like 12 at the time). And I'm trying to shift my weight back into my other heel, which is impossible cuz I'm like touching the ground, and the pony's trainer is at the back gate like rolling on the ground laughing, and he's like "Laura, just get off."

                                The best (or worst) part, is that the photographer was standing right there and got some nice shots of it...hahahaha

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                                • #17
                                  I was getting on my horse bareback (from a mounting block, not a leg up) and landed clear on the other side He's a pretty wide horse too... Then I just lay on the ground laughing with a couple of my friends.
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                                  • #18
                                    I tried to get on a TB mare bareback from a mounting block. I did not make it, slipped back off and landed on my back under the horse. She continued to graze around me with an annoyed expression. Oh, then there was the time I had a spectacular fall in the warm-up area at a show over a crossrail! I made the club newsletter for my bravery for getting back on and winning third place in my division. Can you say embarassed?

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                                    • #19
                                      Yeah I have fallen off twice in one ride too, when I had my OTTB for maybe 2 months. Both were nasty spooks, you would think I would have learned from the first one.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Instant Karma View Post
                                        Yeah I have fallen off twice in one ride too, when I had my OTTB for maybe 2 months. Both were nasty spooks, you would think I would have learned from the first one.
                                        i've done this too!

                                        i was riding a rank schoolie in a lesson and he bucked me off twice in the course of ten minutes.

                                        instructor made me go get another horse because all of my falling was disrupting the class.
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