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    03-26-2011, 10:36 PM
I was trick riding and running hanging off the butt of the horse and got hung up and couldnt get down luckily he knows when to stop
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    03-26-2011, 11:16 PM
Way back when I worked at a dude ranch, I was showing a woman how to mount correctly (not so easy when she's in skin tight jeans and work heels) when the horse spooked. Well, I was laying cross ways over the horse, my stomach was on the saddle, when he gave a huge buck, and I came flying off. Then, he proceeded to buck around, and caught me in the jaw with his back foot. The woman started to say that it was my fault. I personally think that all her sparkly bracelets were to blame . (the horse was blind in one eye.)
    03-26-2011, 11:34 PM
Thinking back it seems like i've had a lot of horse related accidents. I'll only mention a few (the worst)

- A few years back I was lunging my horse in the indoor arena at the barn where I worked and he lived. Everything was going fine until someone off to the side (possibly my boss) cracked a whip. My horse took off running and I didn't let go of the lunge line fast enough, I was pulled off my feet and the force of it dislocated my shoulder.

- Again, a few years back it started to thunder and lightening in our area, the BO freaked out that all the horses were outside and made everyone who was at work that day go out to get them. My horse being the very good boy he is came over to me right away and I clipped a lead rope to his halter to lead him out of the field. His herd started to run and ran past us, he forgot I was there and ran straight through me. I was lucky, I got away with a few ribs squished out of place and a banged up hip. I lay in the field for a while in the rain and then went inside and told the BO I was done working for the day.

- the year before last I was in my horses stall, doing something, probably putting his halter on or something. Now my horse is in the habit of lowering his head and shoving it into his halter. On this night he lowered his head but something caught his attention and he jerked his head up. The bridge of his nose caught me under the jaw and my head snapped back. I hit my head on the stall wall pretty hard and he fractured my jaw. I couldn't eat for a few weeks. Lesson learned: Don't stand in front of a horse when putting on a halter!
    03-27-2011, 05:37 AM
Dash - it sees to me as though with all these posts you can make up a book of accidents which noone ever thought could happen.

You will have to pick out the three most unlikely incidents.
    03-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
Dash - it sees to me as though with all these posts you can make up a book of accidents which noone ever thought could happen.

You will have to pick out the three most unlikely incidents.
haha I know!i never thought it would get this many stories! I'm going to have a difficult time deciding lol. I'll have to let everyone know how I do on my assignment. thanks again everyone!
    03-27-2011, 05:30 PM
I think it's pretty interesting that everyone's experiences are so different, but they all have a common thread to them. Safety first- ALWAYS :) We have all been taught how to work around horses safely, but we all have to find out the hard way at one point or another ;)

Reading these, I remembered another. I was around 10 or 12. We were doing an apple bobbing gymkhana. I got my apple, jammed my helmet on me head (but didn't latch it!) and started to mount my AWESOME games pony ( :)) He knew what he was doing so he turned around and headed for home- I was still only half way on! My helmet flew off, my apple fell, and I finally bounced off just before the finish line! I had a concussion and was finished for the day :) He really was an AWESOME pony, though!!
    03-28-2011, 04:17 AM
Goblin, I completely agree! That's why I said, it's turned into a good post for ppl to read and see what they can learn what not to do from some of the stories
    03-28-2011, 04:38 AM
I learnt from experience you do NOT put young horses, especially off the track thoroughbreds onto dairy pasture... That ends nastily to say the least. I have a photo of the bruising I got from being launched off him that day (yes launched, not thrown ) I had enough time to look down at the ground, while completely in the air, and go "oh crap, this is high..."
    03-28-2011, 06:05 AM
My auntie nearly died when she was 13 from an accident when she was riding a horse she was going to buy, she hit her head and was in a coma for a year
    03-28-2011, 08:57 AM
I had an accident several years ago when my saddle broke when I was going downhill. So I did fly over my horse head and landed on my butt right in front of her hoofs. She was really young (3.5 yo may be), so I consider myself very lucky she didn't spook and get me with the hoof. It was a scary experience though. Needless to say saddle went to trash and I never used the brand again.

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