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    01-29-2009, 10:38 PM
  #21
Foal
Oh I have another scary moment...
It was actually very recent. My friends and I were out on a winter hack it all started off great.. my friend ended up falling off her pony into a snow bank that was pretty funny:P Anyways... We were out walking to the back of the feild where a whole bunch of turkey valchers were. So the horse I was riding named Jake is very curious kinda like a 2 year old:P. So he was all for going to check out the turkey valchers when they saw us coming they went into the woods. Then Jake all of a sudden just stopped dead. He was wouldnt move. He was staring at one spot in the woods. I couldnt figure out what he was looking at. Then my friend kyla pointed out that something was moving. I thought it was just the birds. But she noticed it was hairy. So I looked where Jake was looking, it turned out to be a coyote. It just so happens Jake is terrified of dogs. It started coming out from the woods and Jake freaked he spun and tried to take off. This set off 2 of the other horses. My one friend was riding her horse Jay Dee he reared so high that he ended up falling and sitting down like a dog on the ground so she slid off and got him back up and they were fine. Then my friend was riding this pony named Jerimah he started spinning and bucking which got my friend off (saddle was a little loose:P). By this time jake is trying to rear/buck/take off all at once.. I ended up bailing and jumping off him and leading him. Also my friend got kicked in the leg by the pony Jerimah. She wasnt impressed:P

That was a very interesting day. We all came back fine. I was a little shooken up but it was all good:)
     
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    02-01-2009, 07:53 PM
  #22
Foal
Havent had any scary moments, but a few "oh crap" ones.
One was when I was riding my friends gelding Quincy bareback. She kicked him in the butt and I was so not ready for it. He took off into that horrible super fast trot/breaking into the canter. I ended up falling of and whacking my head into the ground. When I was falling I remember seeing his butt fly past me and thinking "what the heck?! Why can I see his butt?!."
     
    02-06-2009, 03:10 PM
  #23
Foal
A couple years ago, I was at a show and the pony I was riding got spooked or something, because he took off.

I think I fell off, because I don't really remember what happened other than he spooked and started running.
     
    02-16-2009, 03:10 PM
  #24
Foal
This was scary AND "Oh crap!"

I ride an ex-racehorse named Verdy, who sometimes has his funny little racehorse moments, but it's usually just him trotting faster than I want him to.

So today we were cantering, and for some reason, I guess he had another race horse moment or he got spooked or something, but he just took off. It took like, five minutes of me pulling on the reins (not good, I know.), attempting the emergency stop and then eventually turning him in a super tight circle to get him to stop.

I think he was agitated with the other pony in the ring, Zorro, because every time we had to trot behind Zorro, Verdy would spazz and try to go faster.

Silly race horse. XD
     
    02-16-2009, 09:14 PM
  #25
Trained
Ooh Walkamile yours sounds so close to mine, but way worse!

I had a Belgian 18 mth. Colt with little or no manners. I don't even remember why anymore, this was several years ago, but I was beside him and he reared up and knocked me down -- I'm sure it was intentional as I was having dominance issues with him already. His foot landed directly beside my head. Actually, at the time I was too pissed off to be scared. I reached up and grabbed his leg thinking, "If you go up again, you're picking me up with you!" However, after I put him away the shock hit me and it took everything in me to go back out to him later that day. I quite literally peed my pants ( just a little) on the walk back to the barn later.
     
    02-18-2009, 10:45 AM
  #26
Green Broke
Haha! You got grit northernmama, I like that!
     
    02-18-2009, 05:05 PM
  #27
Trained
Grit? Or German Stubborness? I guess either works with horses!

P.S. Adding pictures isn't all that bad.. you'll get it!
     
    02-19-2009, 02:27 AM
  #28
Foal
I used to break and pre train I had quite a few scary moments but 2 that really scare me

1/ horse jumped and landed sideways on top of me, I could not see or hear anything for about 1 minute after that happened!

2/ I bailed off a horse that was taking off down the road came to on the ground going what happened? Where am I? Took a good 30 seconds to realize!

I was very lucky to be wearing a helmet for these the first it woul havetruly saved me! But these experiences forced me to leave horse breaking, do you really blame me for that decision? *rolls eyes*Haha!
     
    02-22-2009, 02:04 AM
  #29
Showing
I don't that I have ever had a really bad "oh crap" moment. It seems every time I have had falls everything happens so fast that it's usually done before I even have a chance to realize it.
Having said that tho, ironically with what I do, years ago when I was still in high school I somehow was involved in a wreck (still unknown what happened to this day) where I received a good hit to my noggin'. My "oh crap" moment was when I woke up in am ambulance 2 days after the accident not knowing where I was or why I was AND how long I had been there in the back with strangers whom I had never seen or knew with no family around.
     
    02-22-2009, 09:44 PM
  #30
Weanling
I had an "oh crap" moment today on a trail ride, we were out with four other riders and a one-horse-open sleigh and we stopped to re-arrange the order (because the sleigh was having trouble with the deep snow) and my friend's horse Pearl, decided to have a roll. Luckily my friend managed to get Pearl up before she rolled over the saddle. Then Caleb decided Pearl had the right idea, and he decided to roll. I've never been on a horse who was about to roll, and I sort of jumped over him as he went down (lucky I have emergency stirrups). I was trying to get him up and everyone was yelling and telling me what to do, and I was pulling his reins and not-quite-kicking his butt and after about three half-rolls I think he decided it wasn't worth being yelled at and prodded and yanked on so he gave up before he did a full roll.

The absolute scariest thing that has yet happened to me on a horse happened in July 2007 on the first morning of a weeklong residential camp. I was riding this very round little palomino paint mare, Princess. She was interesting because she hated bits, so I rode her in a long-shank hackamore, but she was extremely sensitive to the leverage, so the reins were attached to the part of the hackamore that the cheekpieces connect to, essentially, I was riding in a halter with very long bouncing metal shanks.

I was riding her western, and we were doing barrel racing (the clover pattern) she had the worst balance of any horse I have ever ridden. We went to take the last barrel and we had almost finished the turn when suddenly everything seemed to slow down, I became acutely aware of her leg sliding, her body falling and me suddenly having a horse lying on my left leg. All I could think in those two seconds she spent down on me was "Thank god my leg isn't broken!" I was already getting up as the councilors came running, they were yelling at me to stay down but I didn't care. Princess had wandered over to the fence and I went over and grabbed her, climbed aboard and pretty much galloped back to the other campers waiting at the start. The whole episode took less than three minutes.

Well by the end of the week (I insisted my parents need not be phoned) the inside of my thigh just above my knee was swollen to the size of a small cantaloupe. I was later told by a doctor that over a liter of blood was accumulated, and I had a damaged nerve which would probably never heal.

Me and Princess doing keyhole:
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