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        01-19-2009, 09:11 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by ShannonSevenfold    
    Wow. That must've been wicked scary, and I'm glad no one was hurt. But really, that mental image was pretty great. =) Especially with your little deal about what he was thinking.

    It was really scary. I was sure I was going to be stomped on. I was thankfull the girl on his back didnt fall off.
         
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        01-23-2009, 07:59 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Oh I got one...not so much the horse, as me... OH I actually have 2 then, I'll do one about me and one about the horse haha

    So about 2-3 years ago (I can't remember exactly) I took a morgan that I had been working with to a nice little hunter show. I was super excited because I had worked really hard with this guy, after a good warm-up over some fences I felt really confident. So, we were waiting outside of the arena on deck and I started feeling a little fant, they called my name next to enter the ring, I figured it was just nerves and tried to put it aside. Well, as I was doing my courtesy circle Taco (haha that was the Morgan's name :P) all of a sudden just stopped. And suddenly, I just passed out...off of Taco and landed on the ground full of sand. I woke up from it like 30 seconds later. I had passed out due to dehydration. It SUCKED. Now, my trainers are always pouring water down my throat so it doesn't happen again hahaha. To this day, I swear Taco knew that something was wrong or that something was going to happen, and that is why he just stopped and wouldn't move.

    My craziest horse story happened last year. I was at a show and my trainer's friend had seen me ride and wanted me to catch ride this 'amazing' tb x morgan (a thorgan?) Anyway, he was supposedly amazing at the gambler's choice classes (where you pick your own course and you're judged on how well you put the course together and how well you ride it, my personal favorite) Soooo I get on this guy and trot into the ring and getting ready to do my courtesy circle and figuring that I will just take the outside line to start because I didn't know this horse and wanted to get a feel of him. Well, he had other things in mind. All of a sudden the thing TAKES OFF like crazy insane, it got to the point where I didn't even steer him at all, he knew where he wanted to go, and frankly, I don't think it would have mattered if I tried to tell him where I wanted him to go. So it was one of those times where you basically ride the whole thing in 2 point. Anyway, so we get done, he keeps GALLOPING threw the fence and just took off into this field that was next to the ring with me still on him. Well, I then learned that my trainer's friend told him that the horse will stop when he gets tired...wellll he finally got tired and we walked alllll the way back to the ring, he was huffin and puffin, I was huffin and puffin, and we ended up WINNING the class. But there was no way I was riding him back in there for ribbons so I took my saddle off him they threw a cooler on him and I WALKED him into the ring hahaha everyone thought it was the funniest thing ever...I however, did not :P

    Sorry for the super long post lol
         
        01-23-2009, 09:51 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hntrjmpr    
    Oh I got one...not so much the horse, as me... OH I actually have 2 then, I'll do one about me and one about the horse haha

    So about 2-3 years ago (I can't remember exactly) I took a morgan that I had been working with to a nice little hunter show. I was super excited because I had worked really hard with this guy, after a good warm-up over some fences I felt really confident. So, we were waiting outside of the arena on deck and I started feeling a little fant, they called my name next to enter the ring, I figured it was just nerves and tried to put it aside. Well, as I was doing my courtesy circle Taco (haha that was the Morgan's name :P) all of a sudden just stopped. And suddenly, I just passed out...off of Taco and landed on the ground full of sand. I woke up from it like 30 seconds later. I had passed out due to dehydration. It SUCKED. Now, my trainers are always pouring water down my throat so it doesn't happen again hahaha. To this day, I swear Taco knew that something was wrong or that something was going to happen, and that is why he just stopped and wouldn't move.

    My craziest horse story happened last year. I was at a show and my trainer's friend had seen me ride and wanted me to catch ride this 'amazing' tb x morgan (a thorgan?) Anyway, he was supposedly amazing at the gambler's choice classes (where you pick your own course and you're judged on how well you put the course together and how well you ride it, my personal favorite) Soooo I get on this guy and trot into the ring and getting ready to do my courtesy circle and figuring that I will just take the outside line to start because I didn't know this horse and wanted to get a feel of him. Well, he had other things in mind. All of a sudden the thing TAKES OFF like crazy insane, it got to the point where I didn't even steer him at all, he knew where he wanted to go, and frankly, I don't think it would have mattered if I tried to tell him where I wanted him to go. So it was one of those times where you basically ride the whole thing in 2 point. Anyway, so we get done, he keeps GALLOPING threw the fence and just took off into this field that was next to the ring with me still on him. Well, I then learned that my trainer's friend told him that the horse will stop when he gets tired...wellll he finally got tired and we walked alllll the way back to the ring, he was huffin and puffin, I was huffin and puffin, and we ended up WINNING the class. But there was no way I was riding him back in there for ribbons so I took my saddle off him they threw a cooler on him and I WALKED him into the ring hahaha everyone thought it was the funniest thing ever...I however, did not :P

    Sorry for the super long post lol
    Oh wow, my mom passed out on horse back once! I don't think I could take the stress of a gambler's choice class!
         
        01-23-2009, 10:39 PM
      #14
    Started
    I saw a horse jump into the announcer's booth at a major horse show a couple years ago. I was right next to the booth. It was VERY loud. A girl got her nose and her ankle broken. Other than that, the horse and everyone else were fine. The booth was not.
         
        01-23-2009, 11:54 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by LadyDreamer    
    I saw a horse jump into the announcer's booth at a major horse show a couple years ago. I was right next to the booth. It was VERY loud. A girl got her nose and her ankle broken. Other than that, the horse and everyone else were fine. The booth was not.

    Wait...jumped INTO the announcers booth???!!! OMG how scary!! I'm glad (other than a few broken bones) everyone was okay! That could have been bad!!
         
        01-24-2009, 05:31 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Lol haha. I've only ever been horse trekking twice but the second time I got put on a horse named Lofty who kept bolting with me. He was scared of the jumper I was wearing as it was making a rattling sound in the wind but I didn't know and it kept bolting with me. This was my second 1 hour ride and it burst into a gallop and I only just managed to hold on. It was scary...I didn't fall off though...
         
        01-24-2009, 06:30 AM
      #17
    Foal
    My friend fell off her horse and when she fell her foot got stuck and she broke her leg.
         
        01-24-2009, 09:40 AM
      #18
    Foal
    This past year we were at a week long horse show. On the last day of competition I was walking my horse up to the arena and I started hearing this chanting noise.
    Well turns out there was a HUGE group of people protesting some event taking place nearby. They were only about 15-20 ft from us as we waited right outside the show arena. And well OF COURSE they had a megaphone and picket signs.

    So you can imagine about 50 or so horses waiting to go in a class and seeing a giant mob of protesters and well..... lets just say they weren't thrilled
         
        01-24-2009, 11:06 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    oh wow! Stupid protesers! Haha The other day I was mounting up and my saddle slipped. I was wearing my new feild boots and I am sitting on the ground with my foot stuck in my sturrip!I was just laughing at myself and Blue was looking at me like, mommy how stupid can you get?
         
        01-24-2009, 11:09 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    oh wow! Stupid protesers! Haha The other day I was mounting up and my saddle slipped. I was wearing my new feild boots and I am sitting on the ground with my foot stuck in my sturrip!I was just laughing at myself and Blue was looking at me like, mommy how stupid can you get?
    hahaha the looks the horses give you when you're sitting/laying on the ground are priceless
         

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