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    06-20-2010, 06:26 PM
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Weanling
I just love getting thrown off..

SO yesterday my friend asked me to get on her *somewhat* stubborn ridiculously annoying thoroughbred. So I tack him up, he can be a little pushy on the ground but nothing to horrible. He's only.. I think 6? I mean young old to get away with SOME things but old enough to know better. Anyways, So I tack him up and lunge him, just to see where his mind is at. He was good. So I hop on him in the dressage arena. Usually when Im riding a horse for the first time (i've seen his owner ride him so I knew his temperament) I just try to keep it to walk/trot so that I can get the feel for him and we just start slow. Which is what he needs anyways. This horse CANNOT go straight for his life and has the WORST trot in the ENTIRE world, so choppy you can hardly even post to it. Its pathetic. Anywho, so when I first get on him were walking around and Im trying to get him to relax and soften, his head is skyyy high and he's just so strung out and just ugh. His mind is totally somewhere else. Fast forward like half an hour. Harley finally starts to relax and he's finally softening at the poll and actually bending his body and were finally getting somewhere! SUCCESS! We come around the corner and his back feet come flying off the ground! BUCK! BUCK BOLTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. Bye bye harley... I fly over his neck and im laying in front of him I hear him coming and apparently I was in *his* way and he trampled right over me!!! He couldn't of cared less where I was! He takes off down to the barn and I couldnt even get up! Luckily I was wearing my helmet and he stepped on my lower back and got me pretty freaking good and broke a toe or two. But im so glad that it wasn't anything more! Ugh, long story short, he's for sale. His owner while she loves him, she needs a confidence builder and that is NOT this horse obviously. Ughhh. Anyone dealt with a bolter? I don't know if he just got bored and decided he wanted me off or if his mind was just crazy and turned off. But this was *definitley* intentional. It was like an "I WANT YOU OFF OF ME NOW!" and he was determined. Whew. Sorry for the long post. If you read all of that...you are amazing. (:
     
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    06-20-2010, 06:34 PM
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I had an OTTB who bolted on me once, fortunately when I finally fell off (after about 10 laps around a 200 x 70 outdoor, at full speed) he SLAMMED on the breaks and gave me that "uh-oh I'm in trouble" look, and followed right behind me with his nose on the ground as I limped over to a chair. I was so mad at him, but I think he may have gotten bitten or stung by something which isn't entirely an excuse but...

The one and only time he chucked me and then ran away, my coach got on him for about 40 mins and needless to say, he never ran again. But again, I think the only reason that he did run was because we were in about a foot and a half of mud.

Or maybe I'm just too forgiving!

Anyways, definitely does NOT sound like a horse for your friend. I will say, better you than your friend that it happened to, right? Seeing as you were saying she has low confidence already. Not that I'm wishing anything bad to you, obviously!
     
    06-20-2010, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
I had an OTTB who bolted on me once, fortunately when I finally fell off (after about 10 laps around a 200 x 70 outdoor, at full speed) he SLAMMED on the breaks and gave me that "uh-oh I'm in trouble" look, and followed right behind me with his nose on the ground as I limped over to a chair. I was so mad at him, but I think he may have gotten bitten or stung by something which isn't entirely an excuse but...

The one and only time he chucked me and then ran away, my coach got on him for about 40 mins and needless to say, he never ran again. But again, I think the only reason that he did run was because we were in about a foot and a half of mud.

Or maybe I'm just too forgiving!

Anyways, definitely does NOT sound like a horse for your friend. I will say, better you than your friend that it happened to, right? Seeing as you were saying she has low confidence already. Not that I'm wishing anything bad to you, obviously!
This guy TOOK off. Full gallop down to his pasture. I got up and his owner went to get him and I was like "give him to me!" hahaha and I lunged him for an hour! I couldnt get back on him but my trainer did after an hour of lunging. But, yeah, better me than her. She has two kids and a husband to take care of!

I hope she can sell him. Soon. I really want her to get something safe she can learn on and put her kids on (:

But I know that look on horses, my pony did that to me once and I got up and that I started walking towards him and I've never seen a pony back up so fast in his life. Hahahahah.
     
    06-20-2010, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by upupandflyaway1    
Full gallop down to his pasture

That would have frustrated me so much! It's one thing to run around a bit in the arena, but completely running off is just... bad!

Sounds like he got a pretty good punishment afterwards though, maybe he'll learn his lesson, hopefully.

Good luck in selling him!
     

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