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  • I'm afraid of my horse when he trips

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    08-10-2011, 05:53 PM
I'm just generally a scaredy cat, so I worry about a lot of things, but the only thing that I know for certain, is that whatever you worry about it's teh wrong thing. That means that I'm scared of everything and nothing
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    08-10-2011, 05:58 PM
My biggest fear is the thought of a horse hurting itself while I'm riding and then being permanently injured --
When I was a kid I was taking group lessons, and one of the horses (not mine) tripped and fell, dislocating its shoulder. He was older and couldn't recover, and they had to put him down. The girl who was riding him at the nime didn't come out to the barn anymore :(
    08-10-2011, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunny    
Being dragged, flipped over on, or rolled on.
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This! Gives me shivers just thinking about it.
    08-10-2011, 07:28 PM
Being dragged is probably my biggest fear, or flipping over a jump in cross country.

My worst fall incountered in a horse rearing and falling back on to me :S all I remember was me pushing on his stomach to try to get out from under him. But thankfully I wasnt extremly hurt! I had torn my ACL 100%, but was riding again 7 days later!

But now rearing really freaks me out too
    08-10-2011, 07:37 PM
Having a horse be seriously injured while I'm riding. Especially stepping in a hole. That's the worst one. If I was riding and a horse stepped in a hole and broke a leg or something... yeah...
    08-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Well I have been bucked off many times from my horse (that I have now gotten rid of as she was too small), she bucked and reared on me and I was a beginner then so I could only stay on for about 3 bucks then id fall off..... I never got scared of her though, so when she would buck me off id get straight back on because I knew I had to (if I wasnt hurt).

Guys just try not to think to much about what can happen when you are riding, just hop on and have fun riding.. :)
    08-10-2011, 07:51 PM
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^ You need to think about it to a certain extent.

Like always checking that your feet aren't too far in the stirrups. If you don't, you're more likely to get hung up and dragged.
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    08-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Never being able to canter my horse. My horse becoming lame because of something I did or failed to do right. Never being able to ride under control out of an indoor arena. Flying off of my horse (8 times and no more counting.. and I still get back on! Crazy in love with my horse, much?)

Being kicked.. (has yet to happen,) trailering my horse as in me driving the trailer.. that part scares me so much.. even when others do it I flip out...

    08-10-2011, 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
My biggest fear with horses is to have one get seriously injured while I'm riding it. It makes my stomach churn to think of a horse falling and breaking a leg while I'm loping it across a pasture.
Me, too...especially when I look (and am still amazed by) that big body being supported by those skinny legs.
    08-10-2011, 10:44 PM
My biggest fear is rearing, just watching it scares me.another fear is bolting and a horse tripping and falling on me. My horse is just like me really clumbsy he trips all the time in his back end, he has tripped so bad that people say if he didnt manage to catch himself he would of went over on me. I love my horse so much but everytime I ride him im scared he's going to have that nasty trip I've been worrying about.

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