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        08-13-2011, 08:41 AM
      #41
    Weanling
    I'm terrified of a horse falling on top of me.

    And also of the speed thing, especially downhill. I just think that if Lottie can trip in the field, at a trot, over only slightly uneven ground, then there could be anything on a hill, or a hole or something that would make her completely stumble.
         
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        08-13-2011, 11:25 AM
      #42
    Weanling
    We just had a lady whose horse fell on her a few days ago shattering her ankle and cracking 3 ribs. She was unconscious and when she woke up, she didn't remember falling and didn't remember even having been riding her horse. This is a huge fear for me as well. Her horse was afraid of the dogs that are kenneled on the property but she rode her horse past them anyway hoping she had gotten use to the barking but the horse had not. She reared up and the rider pulled back on the reins, further unbalancing the horse and she flipped backwards and then onto her side. I make it a point to know everything Raven is afraid of but while one day, she might be bombproof, I know another day she may not. It was just a freak accident but a very scary one.
         
        08-13-2011, 12:47 PM
      #43
    Yearling
    Wow, there is some pretty scary stuff here! I guess my greatest fear is a head injury, or an injury that would prohibit me from riding and doing other physical activities. Also, would not be able to tolerate seeing a horse injured and in pain. Last fall my mare Nessie colicked. I know, no big deal, but I can't handle those kinds of things very well. I arrived on a Sunday afternoon to find her covered in mud, her mane and everything, writhing on the ground. She wasn't even mine then, I was still leasing her. I thought I was losing her. It took a couple of hours for her owner, BM, and another hour for the vet to get there. I helped with the intubation, and she was OK the next day. Can't tell you what that experience did to me... I felt the affect for days. It was then that I knew for sure that she was my horse.
         
        08-13-2011, 03:16 PM
      #44
    Banned
    My biggest fear would have to do with anything trailering-for me and the horse. I'm terrified that while I'm In the trailer, loading or unloading the horse something will spook them and I'll be in the way of it with no escape. I'm also so scared of any trailer accidents. One of my horses got flipped in a slant type trailer before we bought her and couldn't get up until the other horses were unloaded- she wasn't hurt at all thank goodness but she doesn't like trailers now, understandably.

    I also have a fear off failing, of not being able to do something, and teaching more horse the wrong things.
         
        08-14-2011, 06:39 PM
      #45
    Yearling
    I had a freaky experience one day when riding with my old BO. I was jamming out to my iPod (well, not really "jamming" the music wasn't all that loud, I could still hear what was going on around me for safety's sake) and she was trotting along on her clumsy Paint, Dixie. I heard a thump sound, kind of like a horse tripping. I turn around to see the horse flipping over on top of my BO. Now, my BO is pretty short, probably about 5'. The horse was about 15.1-15.2ish and she wasn't wearing a helmet. HORRIFYING!

    Luckily she kicked Dixie's side when she felt her coming down so that Dixie moved out of the way enough to land clear of her. Both walked away from the incident unscathed. She even got back on and walked, trotted and cantered (after checking the horse over for injury, of course). Now THAT was a scary incident!
         
        08-14-2011, 08:55 PM
      #46
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jinxremoving    
    I'd rather be dragged any day of the week then catapulted over, land on my neck and break it
    That actually happened to me, but I didn't break it. Sprained it really bad and have chronic body pain now that sometimes goes away with chiro work, but otherwise stays around.

    I got so lucky.
         
        08-14-2011, 09:01 PM
      #47
    Trained
    Riding at a full gallop and having the horse fall.
    Seems scary. I always watch my path for bad footing or holes.
         
        08-18-2011, 01:56 PM
      #48
    Foal
    I don't have any fears really, however I'm not a big fan of being on a horse that rears up and flips over on you. It's happened to me a few times, thankfully I wasn't hurt.
         
        08-18-2011, 02:07 PM
      #49
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Oxer    
    yesterday my horse tripped and fell and we both went head first into the arena sand. I could probably live forever not doing that again, for sure.
    AARRGGHH!! I've had EVERY ONE OF THESE FEARS at one time or another.
    Last Saturday I picked up speed in my training ring and my 16'3hh gelding tripped over a pole on the ground and went right down on his knees. (I think I saw the light at the end of the tunnel!!)
    I KNOW he saw it--it was white with huge black stripes that I'd painted myself. (recycled 8" diameter clothesline poles)
    Don't let ANY new riders/owners read this thread!!! They'll quit.
         
        08-18-2011, 11:41 PM
      #50
    Foal
    Being dragged by a horse, a horse falling on top of me and/or rolling over me (saw this happen to a girl once, she was fine but I was so scared for her), bucking, being thrown off and doing something to my head (happened like 2 months ago, went head first into the wall of the arena!), a horse getting injured whether I'm riding or not, and..that's pretty much it. I'm a fearful person when it comes to anything really, but I'm more alert than anything. I'm always keeping an eye out and watching my surroundings. Especially with riding.
         

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