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        10-28-2009, 05:14 AM
      #31
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Void    
    What do you think?


    Of course it hurt. I felt like I was dying.
    Ouch. I'm sorry for you. I hope that never happens to me....
         
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        10-28-2009, 02:40 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    I have a few....
    I was running Magic in a barrel race (maybe her second or third show), and we cut the first barrel too short and knocked it over. Magic barely paused to cowkick the barrel as it fell, it landed back upright, and then she bolted off to the second barrel before I'd quite comprehended what had happened, and the crowd just laughed. I got docked for the fallen barrel, but the judge came up after and said that she wasn't sure if that counted as grabbing the barrel or not. XD

    I was showing 2-Pak in a Walk/Trot class, and he was doing all right considering his lack of showing experience. We passed the announcer's booth on the rail, and I gently encouraged him to stay on the rail, since he'd spooked at it the last time around, and he did, although he kept his head turned to stare at it. I figured I'd let him, just so long as he didn't spook. Well, he kept staring at that announcer's booth all the way down the rail, and when we got to the turn, he was still staring, and I couldn't get him to straighten his neck to turn the opposite direction.... so he walked right into the gates, stopped, and turned his head to stare at the gate he'd run into before spooking at them! XD Then during the lineup, he flexed his head back, rested his chin on my boot, and fell asleep, refusing to straighten his neck until the other horses started leaving! Needless to say, he didn't place. ^^;
         
        10-28-2009, 02:59 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Oh, and another.... Tanner got really hot-headed with me just before her run on barrels, and I paced her up and down the fence a few times to get her to settle down enough to run well, and just as she started to calm down, I turned her to the first barrel and let her go. She threw her head back and made a huge starting leap, and I was jerked forward enough that I smacked my nose into the back of her head. I didn't realize I had a bloody nose until about the second barrel, and by then, she was doing so well, I just ignored it and kept going. She did her best time yet, and I came out of the ring with blood streaming down my face and a rapidly forming black eye. And, of course, Magic's run was coming up... I stuffed tissue in my nose and ran off to warm her up before my mother could drag me off to the hospital. I ran Magic, and was starting to feel lightheaded by the time I was leaving the ring, and stopped halfway through the gate without really realizing it... and then just passed out right there in the saddle. The gate keeper caught me when I fell, I'm told, and someone must've grabbed Magic. I was only out for a little bit, and as soon as I could stand, I was insisting that I had to go cool down Magic or she'll cramp up and won't run poles, and my Mom practically tied me to the car's front seat and asked Mark (a friend of mine) to "do whatever needs to be done" with the horses while she ran me to the hospital. Apparently, I'd gotten a very mild concussion at some point (I suspect it was the day before... my dad broke his tractor and had me steer while he pulled it back up the hill, but he didn't realize that the wheel won't turn when the engine isn't running, and ignored my yelling, then ended up dragging the tractor into a ditch and flipping it on it's side with me in the cab) and the hit to the face/barrel racing had agravated it.
         
        10-28-2009, 03:05 PM
      #34
    Started
    ^ah the 2-Pak story is cute!
         
        10-28-2009, 04:17 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RubaiyateBandit    
    Oh, and another.... Tanner got really hot-headed with me just before her run on barrels, and I paced her up and down the fence a few times to get her to settle down enough to run well, and just as she started to calm down, I turned her to the first barrel and let her go. She threw her head back and made a huge starting leap, and I was jerked forward enough that I smacked my nose into the back of her head. I didn't realize I had a bloody nose until about the second barrel, and by then, she was doing so well, I just ignored it and kept going. She did her best time yet, and I came out of the ring with blood streaming down my face and a rapidly forming black eye. And, of course, Magic's run was coming up... I stuffed tissue in my nose and ran off to warm her up before my mother could drag me off to the hospital. I ran Magic, and was starting to feel lightheaded by the time I was leaving the ring, and stopped halfway through the gate without really realizing it... and then just passed out right there in the saddle. The gate keeper caught me when I fell, I'm told, and someone must've grabbed Magic. I was only out for a little bit, and as soon as I could stand, I was insisting that I had to go cool down Magic or she'll cramp up and won't run poles, and my Mom practically tied me to the car's front seat and asked Mark (a friend of mine) to "do whatever needs to be done" with the horses while she ran me to the hospital. Apparently, I'd gotten a very mild concussion at some point (I suspect it was the day before... my dad broke his tractor and had me steer while he pulled it back up the hill, but he didn't realize that the wheel won't turn when the engine isn't running, and ignored my yelling, then ended up dragging the tractor into a ditch and flipping it on it's side with me in the cab) and the hit to the face/barrel racing had agravated it.
    LOL. I hav'nt ever fainted off a horse. I would like to try it (definately not at a show) = D
         
        10-28-2009, 07:31 PM
      #36
    Foal
    I put my pants on backwards...two years in a row.

    First year was western. Luckily someone caught it before I had to go into a class so I went and changed.

    Second year...was english. Wasn't so lucky that year. I went through two classes with my breeches on backwards. My best friend came up to me after the class & informed me that I had a button on the back of my breeches and not the front.

    I was mortified, but I laughed about it. It's now an inside joke with my barn. They all check to make sure I have my pants on right before going into a class (:
         
        10-28-2009, 09:22 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    I don't think I've ever laughed harder at a thread...man these are fantastic!
         
        10-28-2009, 11:49 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paintsrule    
    I don't think I've ever laughed harder at a thread...man these are fantastic!
    Thanks paintrules!

    By the way, feel free to post funny stories about you schooling at home too!
         
        10-29-2009, 02:19 AM
      #39
    Started
    Well, I don't have any show stories, but I have ripped my jeans down he seat whilst demonstrating to a student how to mount up... >.>

    Needless to say, that pair of jeans was retired, and the lesson did not get far.
         
        10-30-2009, 08:02 AM
      #40
    Yearling
    LOL. This story was not at a show, but it's still funny. At a ranch I was galloping a horse towards the stables, and I tried to slow him down but he would'nt stop. At the last minute he did stop and I came somersaulting off his back and landed on my butt. Everyone just laughed.
         

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