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        02-20-2013, 06:17 PM
      #61
    Foal
    The craziest thing that ever happened to me at a show was when I took my big black gorgeous warmblood to a show. He bucked me off and I broke my hip. I went unconscious for a few minutes then got back on and finished the course with a broken hip. All I remember is crying hysterically laying in the back of my friends car. :(
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        02-21-2013, 12:28 PM
      #62
    Foal
    I have two crazy stories. Both of them happened at AQHA shows...
    -A few years ago, during the Green HUS class, a middle-aged male trainer had a STROKE while riding.
    -Also during a HUS class, a stallion riding in the class mounted the horse in front of it with the riders still on. Luckily, no one was hurt.
         
        02-21-2013, 02:15 PM
      #63
    Trained
    ^^^^^OMG to both incidents!!!!!!
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        03-03-2013, 11:42 PM
      #64
    Foal
    I haven't had too many "crazy" things happen at shows I've attended, just the typical stuff.

    Probably the most memorable was actually at a show I was working, not riding in. There was a younger girl, maybe 9 or 10, riding this little palomino. They were both turned out pretty well, cute pair.
    Well the pony took two steps into the arena and took off. The little girl, bless her, was a complete beginner (should NOT have been jumping, she was barely comfortable at the trot) and had no idea how to handle a run away horse. She managed to hang on a respectable time, but eventually fell.
    We discovered later that the pony had actually been a barrel horse previously. He had been badly trained and was of the habit of rushing out of the gates and had a tendency to run off with his riders. Turns out they had just recently decided to make him a hunter/jumper and this was his first English show. No one had bothered to work him out of his past issues, apparently just thinking they'd go away on their own. *facepalm*

    Sometimes I'd really like to know what goes on in people's minds.
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        03-11-2013, 01:33 PM
      #65
    Yearling
    1) I was in a warm up ring for barrels and this girl came in and ran around the arena as fast as possible. She ran into my horses hind end, and cut in front of me many times. Thing is, there was well over 30 horses and her good idea was to gallop in that.
         
        03-11-2013, 01:36 PM
      #66
    Yearling
    Oh oh oh! I came up with a better one. I was doing flag, and on the run home my horse decided to forget his brakes.. My other horse stops at the gate. Wellll, his was running full speed at a gate and I had his head cranked to the side, but I had to scream at the gate worker to move before my horse slammed into the gate and dented it. Plus, he pinned my leg inbetween the gate, and many people were screaming thinking I broke my leg. Plus, with my good luck, the gate worker was an extremely hot guy. I did the same thing the next week, and put another dent to the one I originally made. And a week later, the judge said if I ran into the gate a third time, I would be DQ'd!
         
        03-11-2013, 01:44 PM
      #67
    Trained
    I've seen a few crazy things at the local schooling show in my town.

    1) Lady entered in the w/t/c English class with a big, green warmblood. She won, but as soon as the judge handed her the ribbon, her horse spooked and went bat-crap crazy. Started bucking and running around to put a rodeo bronc to shame. She somehow managed to stick in the saddle and rode him out, but he was hell-bent on getting her off.

    2) Girl entered her 2yo gelding on stock horse halter. He had never been to a show before and was understandably nervous and fidgety. She didn't place because they were poorly turned out and as she was walking back to the trailer, he spooked at something random. She flew off the handle at him and started shanking him HARD with the stud chain wrapped around his nose and screaming at him that he was worthless because he didn't win her a ribbon. She was a big girl, too.

    3) Girl entered her grulla paint mare in WP that was so skinny you could see ribs, hips and backbone. She'd even body clipped the poor thing, so it was even more noticeable. Thing is, she'd been talking down a friend of mone's Arab mare earlier in the day, saying she was too skinny and shouldn't be ridden (Katie was anything but underweight).
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        03-11-2013, 02:26 PM
      #68
    Started
    Went to a local show over the summer with my barn.

    There were four girls, including myself.
    One of the girls had an older horse, who didn't feel like doing a barrel class with us. (we were riding english and it was definitely just for fun)

    Anyway, a run or two after I had finished (I was last) the horse who didn't run broke off from the trailer and took off down the road.
    All three of us took of down the road, as well as a few people on foot and others in their cars.
    We went down the dirt road to pavement, and we kept going. We went down into the plowed soy fields. He was down in a second field. No idea how he got there from the road. There was a huge pile of rock covered in thorns.

    Pretty scary
         
        03-11-2013, 02:27 PM
      #69
    Foal
    Crazy and dangerous...

    A girl was riding in the warm up ring and her horse spooked and she got bucked off. Everyone left the ring and the horse was removed while people tended to her waiting for paramedics to arrive. She was stable, but unable to move and riders came back in the ring to warm up while the girl was laying on the ground! They're literally cantering around her in a small ring the size of a small round pen while she's laying there waiting for help!
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        03-14-2013, 01:44 AM
      #70
    Foal
    Subbing, this is a great thread, love it.
         

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