Your oddest Horse Experience
I thought this would be a fun thread, to share your strange experiences and odd things that've happened to you while riding :)
1) We were at a casual reining/cutting show, and I was warming up a little filly for a friend of mine who went to get some lunch. Now, this filly had never been quite....right, per se. So I was careful to keep her in check. Well I loped her around for a bit and decided to try stopping and spinning a bit. I curved the arena and went for the rundown, and when I asked her to stop she thrust her nose to the ground. All I saw was dirt and I thought she'd tripped and was going to roll over on me. Turns out, she slid about seven feet with her nose in the ground o.o
2) We had an old gelding named Hobby that we used for WP. We took him out on the trail (Mind you, he's a klutz) and he tripped over a flat surface, and fell on his knees. I nudged him forward and he started walking forward on his kness. I was like, wth? So I got off and looked him over. Nothing was visibly wrong, but I took him to the vet anyway and still they found nothing wrong. Maybe it was just Hobby being Hobby ^^
3) I was out by myself on my little Arabian mare Angel, and we were walking very calmly. It was a sandy trail and it felt good on her feet. I had a camera set-up in a tree because I wanted to see her movement and have a video on referance in case we ever sold her (Which proved useful later, when we advertised her on DreamHorse) and as soon as we stepped in view of the camera she picked up her legs to her chest and strutted. Majorly odd. I'd never seen a horse do anything like that before. I swear it was almost like a tennesse walker. Really strange :)
So yeah, whoever said horses don't know when their being filmed....lied ^^
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.