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    04-16-2010, 10:19 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Eventing Stories!

Ok, so we all know eventers have the most fun(duhhh :P) and I want to hear some of your funny stories from events or just around the barn.

Ok, so some background first, there are about 12 girls on my eventing team, and we have a good bit of fun. So I was walking out of a Texas Roadhouse with some of the girls one night at an event(it was within walking distance of our hotel) and we were just goofing off outside when someone wolf wistles at us from a car. Well, it kind of freaked us out, and one of the girls (in a joking form) droped to the grass and curled up in the fetal position, and I was like "HEY!" ______ You're a fetus!!!!" and so she screams "I'M A FETUS MACY(one of the other girls) HELP ME!" and seriuosly, we were all on the ground laughing because we couldn't breathe.

And then more recently(like, today recently) I got a nicely funny text. Yesterday at the barn, everyone was prepping to go to a show(I couldn't go because of siblings not having someone to watch them) and so I was talking to the fetus about how I sudenly loved dressage some how, and somehow(really, don't ask me how,) Macy interpreted that I am "a dressage toco." So the text today was a picture of a horse treat that looks like a toco, labled "The Dressage Toco". So I have a feeling I will now be the "Dressage Toco"

There have also been quite a few "That's what she said" jokes.....

So, SPILL THOSE STORIES!
     
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    04-16-2010, 10:42 PM
  #2
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Oh, gosh...where to start.....

I used to ride a little QH named Scotty. He was one of the smartest, most athletic horses I have ridden. His owner just could NOT ride him as the horse delighted in torturing him.

Well, Scotty would get to a show and either win it, or do something simply awful, just to GET you.

One show, at prelim, he was absolutely flawless in the dressage warmup. He did everything so perfectly, I KNEW we were going to win this event.

The whistle blew, we entered the ring....had the most beautiful, square, immobile halt. I knew we were going to win. I put my leg on to go forward....Scotty lets out a really LOUD squeal and bucks down the line to "C". A beautiful straight line on bucks. He turns really nicely and does well until the canter. I put leg on and he squeals and purposely counter canters....on both canters. He was being such a real sh*t!! After the final, perfect halt, I just had to laugh out loud.

Scotty got me again!

Here's Scotty being ridden with my very broken right leg.




One time I remember him getting aggravated with my putting leg on him. He stopped and kicked the back on my heel, while it was in the stirrup. It took some real flexibility to do that!
     
    04-16-2010, 11:09 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Don't you love horses? Lol! He's sure a cutie though! And you rode XC with a BROKEN LEG?! You never cease to amaze me Allison......
     
    04-17-2010, 11:10 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Hmm... ok.

So it was my first Novice with Ginisee in 2005. We were at Heritage Park Horse Trials in KS and we were ROCKING out our dressage test. Ginisee had gotten progressively better since we had moved up and she was going beautifully. Then, all of a sudden, I FORGET MY FLIPPIN DRESSAGE TEST! I had absolutely no idea what the next movement was. So, I am about to circle and call it a day, when Ginisee said NO. She kept going straight. Then, did a walk transition by herself. That smart baby horsey remembered the test when I didn't! So, after that, I got back on track and we ended up getting a 32 on the test. The judge didn't even notice! HAHA. Did I mention, bowed tendon or not, this horse is worth her weight in gold?!

That's the big one I can think of right now. But I'm sure I'll have some to add later.
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    04-17-2010, 02:32 PM
  #5
Weanling
My funniest cross country story was probably one of my dumber moments of my childhood. My friend and I were jumping into a little water complex, one after the other. She went first, but her pony refused and spun around, mine hit the breaks and I went flying off right into her and we both ended up in the water with two very amused ponies starting at us.
     
    04-17-2010, 05:16 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
Hmm... ok.

So it was my first Novice with Ginisee in 2005. We were at Heritage Park Horse Trials in KS and we were ROCKING out our dressage test. Ginisee had gotten progressively better since we had moved up and she was going beautifully. Then, all of a sudden, I FORGET MY FLIPPIN DRESSAGE TEST! I had absolutely no idea what the next movement was. So, I am about to circle and call it a day, when Ginisee said NO. She kept going straight. Then, did a walk transition by herself. That smart baby horsey remembered the test when I didn't! So, after that, I got back on track and we ended up getting a 32 on the test. The judge didn't even notice! HAHA. Did I mention, bowed tendon or not, this horse is worth her weight in gold?!

That's the big one I can think of right now. But I'm sure I'll have some to add later.

Great story!
     
    04-17-2010, 06:52 PM
  #7
Green Broke
OMG Drew! Lol good job....... I started to ride my test from last year when I was practicing the other day.... lol keep em coming guys!
     
    04-19-2010, 02:26 AM
  #8
Weanling
WELL...i rode at the harvey horse trails in october 2008, it was bad weather coming up to it, I was soooo excited!! I entered d grade because id was an efa event and I thought it would be huge! Well it wasn't...
Coming up to the event I got really sick with the flu!, I had a fever and cold sweats and couldn't breath, I was on every drug under the sun! I was out for 2 weeks before I could even see my horse! Then I was better in time for pony club....my horse was lame so my friend went and got her other horse for me to ride at pony club. (another funny story)
2 weeks later it was time for the event, he just got right a few nights before we went, we went on the friday afternoon and went for a ride there (the second ride since he came good) he took off bucking like a bronco and I wlmost fell off!!
Next day was dressage, he was jogging around the warm up like he had a few screws loose, then cork screw bucked and almost kicked silver olympic medalist sonja johnson in the head who was riding past!! Then the dressage test was jig jogged and the walk in the test was almost a canter! So after that he dragged me back to the truck! (it was in town)
Then xc the next day was interesting....he was going soooo fast I had not much control, so here we are on a hilly xc course with long wet grass, I was heading down hill out of control to a drop down with a sharp turn, 1 metre behind another horse going "s**t, s**t, s**t" the other rider bails out of the way into the bushes and my horse continues and we don't die, but we miss a vital turn off then I had to do a you turn. I came in galloping uphill through the flags and everyone's waiting right near the finish and all bailed out of the way when I couldn't pull up at the end....every other horse stopped dead after the line!! Not mine!
I talked to the girl who had to bail out of the way on the course and she laughed and said that if I over took her she'd be in the same boat as me!
You wouldn't believe it...but I got time faults for being too slow!!!! (81.6 pens)!!!

Sorry wrote a novel!!
     
    04-25-2010, 01:26 AM
  #9
Yearling
Oh man, lol.

Willie's old owner, Macleay, had taken him to a horse trials nearby, and they had just had the most fabulous weekend. First after dressage, clean stadium, and they were just cruising along on cross country, right on time with no faults. Of course, Macleay, being the happy-go-lucky person that she is, was just super caught up in the moment of being on course and doing well. They came out into an open field and their next jump was a small brush fence, and she completely forgot about it! Just galloped right on past, huge smile on her face, and went right to the water complex! Poor girl, she was so upset with herself when she realized what happened, lol. But at the same time she just laughed it off.
     
    04-25-2010, 01:51 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Oh my friend Shelby was doing XC and she had to GO AROUND A FENCE to not jump it... she was DQ'd but I find it halarious that she had to go around it!
     

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