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    Re: [RC] falling on weapons - Bob & Amber Roberts

    At 10:30 AM 8/8/2002 -0700, amber applegate wrote:

    Don't sweat the small stuff. Better a little sore back than the alternative. It will make you a much better rider, how's that?

    I totally disagree.  Read below.

    > They are best worn just to the left or
    >right of the belly - since we rarely land on our bellies when we fall!?

    Have to comment on these two statements about riding with weapons.  I would only recommend riding with a weapon if riding alone.  I agree with the statement above about carrying it on the right or left side, (or ankle) never the back.  I parted company with my horse and I landed on my back with my fanny pack which held a cell phone.  I ended up with such a bad injury that the Dr. said I was looking at a YEAR to recover!  Another person with this same injury is now looking at living the rest of his life using a bag for a bathroom.  Any hard objects that could possibly end up at your back in a fall should be avoided at all costs.


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    [RC] falling on weapons, julie fox
    Re: [RC] [RC] falling on weapons, amber applegate