Anyone see this rider fall at the Rose Parade this morning?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Anyone see this rider fall at the Rose Parade this morning?

This is a discussion on Anyone see this rider fall at the Rose Parade this morning? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

Like Tree6Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-02-2012, 04:26 PM
Anyone see this rider fall at the Rose Parade this morning?

That poor rider :( I imagine he was looking forward to this all year and I'm sure his horse was an angel in all of their rehearsals.

I wonder what freaked the horse out or if he was just done with the whole thing by that time.

I guess it really does take a special horse to be in a parade and surprisingly there aren't more injuries.

Regardless, I loved the parade as always. The flowers are beautiful but I watch mainly for the horses.
Sponsored Links
    01-02-2012, 04:32 PM
It looked to me like the horse may have been just a bit spooked by whatever (maybe the flag), the rider started to get off the off side, had a death grip on the reins, and lost control of the flag where it hit the horse in the face. When the horse went to move his head away from the flag, he couldn't because of the grip the rider had on the reins and it all went to hell from there.

My guess is that the horse wasn't all that well trained to begin with, coupled with some bad choices on the rider's part and it was a perfect combination for disaster. It happens.

I am glad that it appears neither the horse or rider was seriously hurt though.
    01-02-2012, 04:36 PM
I just happen to see the float when I went home for lunch but the channel I was watching didn't catch that. I got the same impression that smrobs had when I saw your video.
    01-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Ouch! That pavement is not very giving. :(
    01-02-2012, 04:52 PM
I thought that the rider for some reason was leaning way, way forward and didnt' realize it was because he was trying to get off. On the off side. I didn't seem like the horse was too bad off until he leaned way forward, put the flab up on his neck and hauled on the reins.

A Shriner's Fez doesn't make much for softening the pavement .
    01-02-2012, 05:15 PM
Wowies. Laptop is slow so it was a bit blurred but that horse shaking its head as well.. seen rearers, never seen a horse do that.. must have been one unhappy fella!

I like how everyone stepped in though to help, that was super nice. I'll never forget watching someone fall off SJ at a local show, I was right at the back, she got thrown and the horse was tanking around the field- they just let her and her parents catch it, no one lifted a hand to help.
    01-02-2012, 05:16 PM
I watched it a few times now. I didn't notice that it looks like the rider is trying to get down after the first time the horse whips his head. It does seem like the flag was part of the problem.
Glad both horse and rider seem fine. I was a bit worried about the rider because he looked older. Overall the horses in this parade seemed very well behaved. I could be wrong, but a parade can't be a happy experience for a horse. It seems like something they would tolerate at best.
    01-04-2012, 11:43 PM
That entire group had issues at the start of the parade. HGTV's coverage of the parade is at the starting line, and there were several horses that spooked a bit, and one in particular that stopped everything around it as it spooked. I felt pretty bad for the rider, imagine working so hard towards a parade like this, and then when all eyes are on you the horse has a meltdown. Must have been a bummer.
    01-04-2012, 11:45 PM
I bet the rider has road rash, ouch.
    01-04-2012, 11:52 PM
Glad to see that no-one was injured. In the desctription of the video, it said that people around said the horse spooked at a loud noise from a nearby speaker. Could be that, plus the flag in the face and maybe just being a greener horse?

What I like is that the horse didn't completely freak out. Take of running or something and was easily caught by a person in the crowd. He was actually more focused on one of the horses.

Maybe a stallion? Pretty horse though.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My horses were accidently fed 2 morning feeds this morning, need some help! AbbeyCPA Horse Health 3 07-14-2011 12:21 PM
Rose Bowl Parade CheyAut Horse Talk 2 12-26-2009 06:48 PM
Parade time AGAIN! Miracle Mile Parade 2009 Indiana Rissa Horse Pictures 9 09-08-2009 01:04 PM
Rose is Rose ChevyPrincess Horse Memorials 4 08-28-2009 09:56 AM
GOOD MORNING ALL ON THIS FINE TUESDAY MORNING Gaited07 Horse Talk 6 09-02-2008 01:55 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0