I figured I should post a couple, there's a link to my Facebook in the training forum which is where all 100+ pics are, but for anyone not reading that thread or has Facebook, here you go!
The Year End Ride is a massive trail ride put on by our ranch every October. It's not necessarily a long ride, but we make a lot of extended stops, so we're usually out for 6+ hours. We board at a dude ranch, so a big chunk of those riders are city slickers on dude horses, and usually drunk beyond belief. We had three accidents these year, one almost ending in death, so it was a bit crazy. Some woman came RACING up to a rest spot on her Arab, drunk, and he hit a boggy patch and went down - he went skidding for like 10-15 feet with her leg trapped underneath and her head bouncing off the ground. She was out cold for 15-20 minutes and barely breathing - we thought she was dead. Thank god we were RIGHT by the highway when it happened, they got an ambulance out ASAP and she managed to escape with only a broken collar bone and a bad concussion.
Immediately after that happened, a friend of mine had her horse get kicked and he hit the end of his new tie down and FREAKED - he reared up and started staggering back and side to side, reefing on his head. She somehow managed to stay on, and when I asked her if she was ok, she said yes and went to rein him sideways upon which he basically reared straight up and flipped over backwards on her, landing on her leg. She was shaken up, but ok and rode a different horse home. She hasn't been back to the ranch since.
And finally, some idiot drunk city woman fell off one of the dude horses and managed to get him badly hurt when he ran into something. I'm not sure what, but apparantly he needed stitches and she was coughing up blood. I still insist it was the putrid wine coolers she was drinking. Moron.
ANYWAY! Jynx was a complete pro - not a single thing phased her. It was a CRAZY day, and she handled it like she was 20 years old. Wagons didn't phase her (never seen 'em before), a girl ran her horse into her and all she did was brace and sit to protect us both. She was standing with people and horses crowded into her half the day and she just went to sleep. She was PERFECT. And then she broke my foot when we got home by stepping on it! LMAO, I love my pony!
Sorry for the novel! PICS!
Shay-la & Eve, me & Jynx and Ashley & Justus!
Everyone waiting around
The sexy English guy who went home on Wednesday, SOB!
Tons of people!!
Here we go! (there is a wagon right behind us and Jynx could care less)
LOL, waiting! One of the wagons had a flat tire, these are my friends we ride with
Riding into the big rest area
The dumb drunk lady who fell off Poncho, the dude horse :roll:
Jynxy and Bandit love each other, LMAO.
Me and Jynx!