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post #31 of 152 Old 11-11-2011, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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When I was about to enter the arena for my first show,(dressage) I think my nerves got the better of me and I peed my pants! It was not enough to make more than a pea sized spot,(I did not know how small the spot was untill after dismounting) but the woman I look up to most was holding my horse as I dismounted! I was so sure she was going to see! (she did not, although I think I am going to tell her what happened that day) I was so embarrassed, to this day(it was April of 2011) I have only told a few of my closest friends what happened.

I finally told the woman(we`ll call her XX) what happened that day. She took it really well, and even told me some of her embarrassing show moments(she used to be a very good show jumper/hunter jumper). I was really worried at first because XX is very close friends with my instructor, and I really don`t want her to find out yet, but XX said that we can keep it between us. I am so glad that I finally got up the courage to tell her.
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post #32 of 152 Old 11-11-2011, 10:37 PM
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Ummm. I don't think mine has much on these.. XD

Well at one point I had 7 horses. One of my friends was in the process of looking for a horse to buy ( not one of mine ) but she wanted to get back into riding shape. So I put her on my paint mare that anyone could ride and I rode my mom's horse.
Valentine was a somewhat snotty little quarter horse mare. Mom spoiled her too much....
Valentine and I clashed regularly but we decided we wanted to race the two horses and as soon as I asked Valentine to pick up a canter she did a little crow hop and I ended up with my head between her ears. Needless to say everyone who saw thought I was doing some trick and found it hilarious when they realized what really happened.

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post #33 of 152 Old 11-11-2011, 10:47 PM
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When my stallion was just a baby (I call it a baby, but he was around 2) and his hormones kicked in he was out in the arena with my trainer and I went out to say hello and tell him what a good job he was doing. When I turned around to leave he tried to mount me! His penis was very excited and he was grunting and being studdy. I was verrrrry embarrassed because I also had started my period that morning. I am pretty sure that's why he tried to mount me lol.

Needless to say, the trainer took that opportunity to teach him that horses do not ever mount humans. I think he was as embarrassed as I was... He looked very embarrassed when he was getting scolded!
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post #34 of 152 Old 11-12-2011, 02:52 AM
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My embarrassing moment wasn't very bad at all and it was completely my fault. ^.^' I was riding my first horse, Jasper, who had a tendency to be spooky but was usually fine in the indoor arena. So I was riding him in the indoor--and TALKING on the PHONE--and just riding circles and changing direction with the one hand (luckily he could neck rein). Then, as we came around the corner, the BO started spraying the hose on the outside of the indoor RIGHT where Jasper and I were! He freaked out and jumped to the side, I dropped my phone and fell off, and immediately I just picked up my phone and told the person I had to go. XD All the other people in the indoor were just like *rolls eyes* "And that's why you don't talk on the phone and ride!"
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post #35 of 152 Old 11-12-2011, 03:39 AM
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I used to own a nasty witch of a QH. I went out to ride her, it so happened that a very high level trainer was giving a lesson next door to where I board, my QH decided to show off for her new audience, bolted when I went to mount her and dumped me. Trainer yells over to see if I'm okay. Yup... just fine. Try again, I get on and off she bolts, dead gallop round and round the arena while bucking and these are not small nor medium bucks, this is a horse that wants me OFF, I'm 100% focused on making sure I stay on and don't realize I now have the high level trainer, her student and every last neighbor in a 50 mile radius all white-faced and staring. Witch finally gets tired and I slide off, throw her in the cross ties and go to find my trainer.

The high-end trainer has now abandoned her lesson, sends all the neighbors to find my trainer and make sure I'm ok. Yeah, I'm fine, my trainer works the snot out of my horse, gets me back on (while the world watches of course) and convinces me to get rid of the witch.

My trainer has a baby a year later, calls me up and says she's made arrangements for me to take lessons with another trainer.... yup, the one that watched my lovely rodeo ride. So I am thinking ok, it's been a year, I own a different horse that looks absolutely nothing like my last one, surely she won't remember, right? Nope! Not only does she remember, she tells every single person that she meets all about how impressed she is with how well I can ride a buck.

We trailered my horse to an indoor arena this week, the owner is talking to my trainer, My horse and I are doing extremely well, he'd just done a lovely half pass, does she mention that? Oh no, tells them all about how I can ride the "biggest bucks she'd ever seen" and in a dressage saddle no less!!
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post #36 of 152 Old 11-12-2011, 09:39 AM
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my best was actually hilarious.

So I was out for a ride with a friend, one horse so we were going to stop and swap. As I'm dismounting, I catch my foot on the cantle, and I swear I hung there for like 10 seconds, dying of embarrassment, and then FINALLY I got my foot free and promptly fell to the ground UNDER the horse. Laughed too hard to get up, still under the horse, and then crawled out from under her, still laughing.

I've been bucked off in public and I have just randomly slid off, again in public, in front of heaps of people... but that one takes the cake.
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post #37 of 152 Old 11-12-2011, 01:42 PM
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I think for me, it was when I was running poles in a show back in the early 60s and it had rained for I-don't-know-how-long before the show and the arena was a mud bowl. The show went on and everybody was making do with the footing as well as they could and I asctually had a pretty good run going when I guess my horse slipped a little and I got out of sync.... I pretty well sailed out of the saddle, flipped in the air and landed flat on my back!

My landing zone was particularly muddy; I remember noting, as I collected myself and prepared to get up, that the mud around me was level with my chest! Good grief...

So, I got up, led my dear horse out of the arena and my Dad had to get the barn's water hose and hose me off.

Fortunately, that was my last event of the day anyhow...

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post #38 of 152 Old 11-13-2011, 07:09 AM
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I wasn't mounted while this happened, but I was fetching a horse from the paddock and they were crowding the gate. I thought I got them all pushed back, so I took my horse out. Next thing I noticed there was another horse next to my horse and to this day I still have no idea how he snuck out! Naturally when someone else noticed what was happening and came over to help, the horse bolted. Realizing that was my fault, my heart sunk and I felt insanely embarrassed! It took literally six people almost two full hours to catch him because the property was so massive and the horse really didn't want to be haltered.
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post #39 of 152 Old 11-13-2011, 08:14 AM
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I love this thread! Thought I'd share another one.

I was probably 15 or 16, my grandfather had asked me to come to the barn to ride a sale horse for prospective clients. Went out, grabbed the mare from pasture, tacked her up and climbed on. When I asked her for more advanced maneuvers (reining horse) she acted completely ignorant to my cues. It took me about 15 minutes to realize I had caught the wrong horse! I had grabbed another sorrel from the pasture, one of his broodmares who'd not been ridden in years and was green to boot. I'm still amazed she didn't send me flying. Once I did have the right horse, the sale went through without a hitch lol!

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post #40 of 152 Old 11-13-2011, 09:29 AM
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I was about to enter a Western Pleasure walk/trot/cantor class.......was doing a "warm up" in the outdoor arena before the class. Was practicing the lope/cantor and thought I was doing really well..........there were many others doing the same, but I did have one male rider........I was getting looks the whole time and couldn't figure out why....until I looked down at my chest....and my western pleasure blouse had come completely open, exposing my sports bra!!! I was so embarrassed, especially because of the male rider in the arena with me. I just calmly walked out, asked anybody for a safety pin and decided to go enter the class and chalk it up to one of those funny horse experiences........
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