Our ride started off great. I was on a horse that had 3 names apparently because they said he goes to other places and they had just got him. They called him Jasper I believe. The ride was going pretty good except my horse kept stumbling and trying to veer off into the trees and wanting to pass other horses etc. We trotted twice and I had no problems. Jasper tried to take me off under a few tree limbs etc.. He was huffing a lot during the ride and seemed uncomfortable. On the third time we trotted he tried passing again by going into the trees and I went to slow him down and bring him back in line and I don't know if he spooked or tripped but next thing I know I was flying off sideways and landed quite hard. I have had several riding lessons and have leased a horse before so I have had some experience with riding. I have ridden trail horses numerous times before and never had this kind of problem. I am a heavier rider but that shouldn't of made a difference. Jasper was a large horse. Chris, the guide and the owner also I believe came back and told me I had to get back on and I could not walk out despite the pain I was in. I attempted to mount from the ground and could not due to my shortness and the horse being quite tall. I am also heavy and have hip problems. It hurt so much to try mounting, my legs began shaking violently and I was gasping in pain. Chris got on his cell and was contacting the barn but I tried again and on the third try was able to remount. Chris seemed very uncaring about my fall and did not ask me again how I was or apologize in any way.. I realize it is not entirely his fault I was thrown off because horse riding has a risk involved but his lack of concern or empathy really upset me. I e-mailed him and tried to explain how the horse was acting but never got a response. I would said ride at your own risk, you do have to sign a waiver anyhow but don't expect anything more than just a trail ride. Cameras are also not allowed on the ride.
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