I love horses, but I have heard from a lot of my horse people about nasty falls or some scary situations they have been in...well tell us all about it! I think it is interesting to hear our "battle stories" with horses, and I am sure we can all learn from others mistakes, I sure have learned from others and definately my own mistakes.
I guess I'll start...
about 5 years ago when I was in the first couple years of having horses my family and I bought a bay horse from an auction, this horse was calm when they brought him in the ring the guy had a saddle and bridle on him. So we bid and we won him. We took him home, my dads very horse knowledgable friend (a champion roper) came over to try him out, he let us all ride = this horse was very calm and seemed like a good horse, well the next day, having only a little experience with horses, decided to saddle him up and jump on.
The next thing I know he's bucking like crazy, I mean he didn't seem to like the saddle but I thought well ....yesterday he did fine...anyway I ended up being thrown on the ground landing on my tailbone, blacked out crawling up to the house and had to go to the hospital-bruised my tailbone and had 6 vertebrea out of place and some rotated. I go to the chiropractor every now and then because of that. We think he was drugged the day of the auction, because he never acted that calm again. He was barely green broke.
I have definately learned from that mistake, I am much more cautios at auctions and know more about horses now..
Sorry the story was so long....
Excited to hear all of yours!