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post #11 of 152 Old 11-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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i have three... :( one it was my third usea horse trial on this horse named Eddie. (we sold him forever ago) any way we just weren't ment for each other. in stadium he had a spaz attack! i yelled "your such a pain in the butt!" it pains me every time i watch the video. i sound like such a spoiled brat :P i had a bad incident on xc and spent 2-3 months in physical therapy. (thus the selling of Eddie)

the second it was my first H.T. EVER!!! my horse was having seperation issues and freakin' out, it was pouring down rain, and the dressage judge yelled at me. my coach didn't even show up until i exited the arena. i was fuming! oh yeah and i cried through my whole test! i got 8th that weekend.

the third was quite recent. lets just say P.M.S. + horse show = no-no. so long story short i missed a jump (first time ever). i cried... oops... the jump i missed was crazy. everyone knows what a rollback is right? well this one had a jump IN THE MIDDLE!!!! a schooling show might i add. crazy weekend...
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post #12 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 09:38 AM
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How about being the only adult in the beginner walk trot class and then losing to a bunch of children? If I had known I was the only one I would not have participated, I didn't realize it until everyone was in for the class to start. Pretty much the whole day went like that, every class, me the only adult beginner. It felt like the movie "Billy Madison". That's what it looked like, too.

I also ran over a barrel trying to barrel race my TB mare. We smacked right into it and knocked it over.

I had a judge roll her eyes and huff when I couldn't get my young horse past a water obstacle in a trail competition. It was embarrassing, but it mad me really mad when I thought about it later.

In my first xrails class my horse basically took off with me b/c of my bad habit of leaning forward. I was lucky to have stayed on. My instructor was trying to save me from the rail yelling "sit up"! Our second class went about the same. Worst day ever.....
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post #13 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 10:30 AM
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Mine wasn't too bad, probably because it was more funny than embarrassing.

Well, I was running barrels on my friend's QH gelding at a local show. We come around the last barrel and the horse does some weird "Iz so happy!" bounce as he turns for home, and it launches me out of the saddle.

No, no, I didn't fall off. I landed on his butt right behind the saddle, and I rode him at a full gallop all the way home hanging on to the cantle!

When we got out of the gate, some random man screams, "That was some trick riding, right there!" And then I got applause.

It was pretty embarrassing.
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post #14 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 10:51 AM
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Hm. The time I took my old boy out with a friend on a hack.
SUPER hangover. Now Doey, when I had him, was brilliant providing he was in front. I'm not a confident hacker outter... so if a horse spooks in front of him, he won't go eiter.

So walking along, walking along... and the horse in front stops.. now this is a gold medal carriage horse that doesn't freak at anything.. apart from that day.

Smelly pond behind some trees, and they could smell it, have no idea if there was anything else going on, so me trying to push Doey on, my friend circling hers to follow.. and Doey stops, plants. So I give him a smack, he goes up, he goes down, he takes me in to the middle of a corn field.. and we made crop circles, oh boy did we make crop circles. After he stopped, I threw up down his shoulder .. only water thank goodness.. and we decided to turn round and go home.. and I had to hose him off!! The shame!
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post #15 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 11:23 AM
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hahah these are to good... um lets see...

trying out a new saddle i had bought for my twh... it was an english saddle and he has always done western saddles... so i had lunged him the day before in it and had no problems w/t/c/ and his tw gait lol

but then the next day i tried riding him in it. showing my parents and boyfriend. we did a good warm up no signs of problems. go into trot no problems... and then we went into a canter turned into a bronco ride and went flying off of him... needless to say i was embarressed everyone saw it.. so i got back on and started to cry as i rode away from everyone and then had to work at a walk again with him... i was so upset that night that when i woke up my little cousin came running to me and said "don't worry aunt kaity bear i threw out the bad saddle... it was garbage day... lol never saw the saddle again :(

still get made fun of for it to this day..
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post #16 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 03:36 PM
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Oh dear... I've had my share of embarrassing horsey moments. :/
Where do I even start?
Well, How bout when I was showing my mare, she lifts up her tail and pees right as the judge is passing behind her. That was quite embarrassing.

Ohhh this is the MOST EMBARRASSING/WORST ONE. I remember it CLEARLY.
I was running barrels 2 years ago in a local rodeo. ALL my friends came to watch me, because it was someone's bday and.. yeah. I decided to wear a hat instead of a helmet cus - you know - I'm 12 and cool! (on my brand new horse at the time - Specs).... so Specs was super skittish and ready to run, and I'm nervous and show-offy. So I turn the first barrel all nice and cocky and stuff, turn the second, decide to be cool and get out my crop for the last one, so I did, smacked Specs in the butt when he wasn't ready, he goes into the biggest bucking fit I've ever ridden. I tried to get him to stop, but *of course* he doesn't (and right now he's like running super fast and bucking, on the arena rail, all the while I'm holding on for dear life)... Finally I remember to jump off, so I do, meaning well, but my foot catches in the stirrup (Specs is still running close to the rail) and I land spread-eagle on the arena rail. | .... Hurt like HE//!!!! Bruised ribcage. Sprained wrists. Bruised dignity.... Needless to say I wear a helmet from NOW ON!!!
Most. Embarrassing. Thing. Ever.

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post #17 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunny View Post
Mine wasn't too bad, probably because it was more funny than embarrassing.

Well, I was running barrels on my friend's QH gelding at a local show. We come around the last barrel and the horse does some weird "Iz so happy!" bounce as he turns for home, and it launches me out of the saddle.

No, no, I didn't fall off. I landed on his butt right behind the saddle, and I rode him at a full gallop all the way home hanging on to the cantle!

When we got out of the gate, some random man screams, "That was some trick riding, right there!" And then I got applause.

It was pretty embarrassing.
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post #18 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 05:43 PM
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I've got one or two of those. The worst one, was the time I borrowed my friend's Appy for the county 4-H show. After about the second class he decided he'd had enough of this showing business. So when I went in for my class we went around twice and then he stopped by the gate and refused to move. He had a long "discussion" about this and I finally managed to get him back out on the rail just as the class was ending. I decided I wasn't going to let him get away with that, so I went ahead and took him back in for the equitation class. We were doing reasonably well up until they called for the canter going the second way of the pen. We were coming up on the gate then and right behind another horse. I steered him around the horse in front and asked for the canter trying to put as much space between us and the gate as possible. My plan, unfortunately, backfired. Dusty did a beautiful turn on the haunches, ran smack into the other horse and went to stand over by the gate. I could have died, and I'm pretty sure the other rider would liked to have killed me.
The best part of all that is my mom got the entire thing on tape. So I got to watch it that night, listening to her running commentary that included "Did she just run into that horse?" at the end.
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The only one that comes to mind, is when I was about 16ish, my dad was showing a man one of our horses we were going to sell. As we were out there, dad had a bad habit of stretching the truth abit about things, and was bragging on how well I was doing training this other horse we had. Just then, said horse walks up and dad says jump up on her and show him what she can do. Well, I've been on this horse multitude of time, no bridle or saddle, out in the pasture, so I thing WTH..... I just on, the minute my butt hits her back, she launches into the air! One ER visit later, I was at home with 3 cracked ribs and a bruised knee!
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post #20 of 152 Old 11-09-2011, 07:25 PM
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Omg, I love these!!! This thread is going to be awesome.

I've had lots of embaressing moments, but usually end up laughing them off. A good one was years ago, it was my first year riding but I was working on a trail riding farm so I kind of took to it and got my courage pretty quick.

I was told to go get two horses from the back pasture, and it was one mighty walk!! So I decided to ride one horse and lead the other back to the barn. One was a hot racking mare, and the other a cool Spotted Draft filly. Now being pretty new to the whole horse thing, I really didn't think about it... but I got on the hot mare (because I had ridden her in the past and was comfortable with her. She wasn't crazy hot, just very sensitive and willing, plus I wasn't able to jump bareback onto a draft.) and led the draft.

Oh boy, you see where this is going?

I give the mare some leg and she takes off at a fast gait.... well... the draft didn't move, she instead planted her feet. And miss Tianimalz went flying backwards from hanging onto the lead rope!! I just laid there for a second and stared at the sky... the hot mare came back and sniffed my leg while the draft eyed me as if saying "You idiot."

I laughed so hard and then just walked them back. I got teased for awhile about it.
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