Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warren, Arkansas
• Horses: 0
BAD riding experiences!!! Share Yours! Lots of Ouch!
I went on my first REAL trail ride this year May 7th. Let me tell
you, it was one of those trail rides to raise money that was miles
long with 75 other riders and wagons, lol. For the most part it was
fun, I was so excited, my friend and I from high school was even
riding together for the first time! So yeah, everyone remembers
"Ace," my horse I traded not long ago, right? When we were
almost through with the ride, I noticed his behavior got....scary.
He would not listen at ALL, he trotted and ran when I told him not
to because I was already so sore and my legs was raw, and
when I told him not to, he went nuts bucking and throwing fits,
I was so scared. I did the most stupidest thing imaginable and
got off of him, trying to lead him a few more feet back to where
we was to stop.He would not lead and continually tried to run
me over and go another way. I got frustrated. He could tell.
He started pulling at the lead rope and jerked it out of my hand
after dragging my feet through a ditch, then took off in a mad
gallop down the road. A very nice man took off on his own
horse and retrieved him for me.I was the last to return out of
all those people on the trail ride, not to mention, I was the talk
of EVERYONE. So embarrassing! After that trail ride I had
several bruises, skin rubbed raw on my legs, and my butt
hurt REALLY BAD! :( :( :(
It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!