Uhm... I have to admit that I've been one of those that runs into the ring for a barrel pattern, gets her shirt stuck on the horn, rips it, and goes flying in the wind... lets just say that I finished the pattern one-handed.
Not only did it happen once, but it happened TWICE! The first time I didn't have a tank top on under my shirt, but the second time I did. The worst part of it all: they were T-SHIRTS! Not button ups!
how does that happen?? Needless to say, I retired that horse, and no longer run him. Lol He was about 30 years old, anyway.
The craziest thing that I've SEEN (not experienced.. lol): a lady just finished the pattern, crossed the timer, and the end of the arena ended with a short alleyway and a gate. (which was stupidly closed. It irks me when they close the gates. My boy doesn't have a screeching stop when he gets hyper LOL it's like stopping a freight train!) Anyhoo, the horse took two giant steps, and launched himself over the gate! Clearing it by 2 feet, too!! They landed on the other side, and the lady did a one-rein stop. Nobody got hurt, but still! Everyone was like