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        10-25-2009, 09:48 PM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    Many years ago I was showing a 4th level dressage test and the horse was doing an incredible test. We finished by coming down the center line and performed a flawless square halt. As I was doing my final salute, the horse lifted up his tail and ripped a fart of astronomical proportions!!! As I was walking toward the judge, before turning to leave the ring (ALWAYS walk to the judge before leaving) The very proper German judge looked at me and said (heavy accent) "OH, how unfortunate!!".

    Of course, it didn't count against me, but I almost couldn't hold my hysterical laughter. BTW, we did end up winning the class. He must have been amused after all....
         
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        10-25-2009, 10:55 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Most embarassing had to have been when I was about 12. I was showing an arab gelding (Hurricane) in a breed class (hunt seat). We had finished the class and were told to line up for ribbons. Well right as the judge is finishing walking up and down the line, I suddenly feel Hurricane start to stretch out under me. And then he proceeded to pee all the while stretching his neck out and throwing in a grunt or two. So i'm sitting there mortified and to make matters worse, he started a chain reaction. The horse next to him then started to pee and we had about 4 out of 9 in the class pee all bc of my gelding. Luckily, it was a lower level show and the judge apparently had a sense of humor bc we placed third. I never forgot it though =)
         
        10-25-2009, 11:31 PM
      #13
    Foal
    A few months ago I was walking an xc course and the ground was a bit muddy and I was in my show clothes. Anyways I tripped and landed right on my knees in the mud In my white show breeches lol.
         
        10-26-2009, 02:02 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    That sucks, CH (and im sorry to everyone who got their pretty white breeches all dirty).

    My other one was on Maddie, my old lease horse. She was NOT a good match for me at all, but we still tried. Anyways, long story short, she grabbed the bit and ran, lol. Here is the video of that:

    Lol, we didnt do horrible, but it wasnt my best show to say the very least. She was in heat and was being hot headed, causing me to get tense, causing her to get worse. Just a big chain reaction that I take ful blame for. I was so frusterated that I started to cry. After those two jumps it showed (there were two more before that, that were not on film) she wouldnt stop and I had to circle her a few times before she did. Then I just told the gate person that I couldnt finish my course. That was my first attempt at jumping at a show, and that was a very humbling experience... "/
         
        10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    LOL. Shame, I feel sorry for you all. Mine was not that embarassing, and there was also a reason behind it.

    Last Saterday, my horse Night Heat had her first show. As I tried to warm her up, she just started to go all crazy, doing loops and stopping at the far side of the arena and refusing to go forward. When I got into the show jumping arena, she stop right by the starting line, and stood staring while I kicked like an idiot. Eventually she went forward and jumped okay, but the the third jump she refused again, and I had to use my crop on her to get her forward.

    Later on I found out she had hurt her back the previous day, so I don't blame her.
         
        10-26-2009, 04:01 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Oh wow. I've had my jeans rip right down the seat in gymkhanas, my mare bucked and somehow managed to snap the button of my button up shirt so I finished the pattern with my bra hanging out trying to cover them with my arm.

    Same mare bucked and managed to unseat me and I landed in front of the saddle on her neck (I was maybe 10?) I finished the pattern and managed to get 4th! :P

    Im always getting embarrassed at shows.
         
        10-26-2009, 04:04 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    I wasn't showing on this day, but my sister and girls from my barn were. I didn't know the door was locked, so I pulled it and set the car alarm off

    And this summer I worked with willow in playday stuff. She was doing really well so I was excited to take her in our schooling show. Well, I forgot how she has very strong herd problems and acts all freaky when she's in a large group of horses, so for the first half of the show she bucked so many times (didn't get me off though ) and for the second half (which was when all the games were) she was too tired to run so she jogged and loped every **** pattern. We didn't place in anything (except for pole bending because she spooked at something and ran home really fast) and everyone thought we had major problems. :(
         
        10-26-2009, 05:02 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
    Oh wow. I've had my jeans rip right down the seat in gymkhanas, my mare bucked and somehow managed to snap the button of my button up shirt so I finished the pattern with my bra hanging out trying to cover them with my arm.
    OMG! That must've been terrible!
         
        10-26-2009, 05:16 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    That sucks SD! I would just about die if that happened, but yeah, totally understand about that. Pretty much the same thing happened to me... With the whole flashing people thing... "/
         
        10-26-2009, 06:42 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I, have thankfully never done anything /had anything happen to me that's SUPER embarrassing. The most is forgetting a pattern.
         

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