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    04-09-2012, 02:45 AM
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So glad you were there in time & that your horse is OK. I do hope those folks were given a warning about messing w/other people's horses-that is just WRONG!
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    04-09-2012, 03:11 AM
Green Broke
So glad your horse was alright. How frightening.

Having said that, I am not a violent person but I think all of the Coconut Buster would have busted out all over me if someone had fricked with my horses ties and nearly caused his death. OMG someone would have got a big piece of my mind and it wouldn't have been pretty.

That took alot of nerve to fool with your horse in the middle of the night. Someone could have got that dipsh!t when someone peppered their behind with buckshot.

Ok...I am talking trash here...I don't even have a gunbut a frying pan up side the head would have worked. I used to be on a cake board that had a smiley that would pound someone on the head with a frying pan. We need that smiley on here!!!
    04-09-2012, 09:25 AM
Originally Posted by tbrantley    
I still can't believe it happen. I can understand why you don't like to ride in large groups Outnabout. I still can't believe the nerve of some people. On the ride we heard about a person who's horse got spooked and they fell off their horse and broke their wrist, cracked their ribs and punctured their lungs. I am always concern about people getting hurt on any rides but it often seems that on larger rides more people get to drinking and it seems like more accidents seem to happen. This was a ride to raise money for Easter Seals it is really for a good cause.

I just wish people would use their common sense and be careful around horses. After this happen to me others were sharing stories of things that happen to other people and their horses. They were not as lucky as I was.

I gave my horse an extra hug and made sure he was put safely in his stall for the night with plenty of bedding, water and hay. He whinning when he seen his stall and was glad to be home. So, was I.
I never go on a ride with people I don't know or at least know to be level headed. There is too much foolishness on the large rides. Not worth taking a chance with idiots!
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    04-09-2012, 10:56 AM
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I sorta enjoy the big ride follishness, Hell that the whole reason I got into riding. 300 riders, camping, don't have to bath, bon fires, DJ and bands, lots of food, add lots of alcohol,,,,
Oh did I mention the 20 to 1 female to male ratio ?
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    04-15-2012, 01:52 PM
Joe4D, you are TOO funny!
    04-15-2012, 02:54 PM
My friends and I have been planning to take the horses camping this summer, but after reading your story I'm kind of afraid to tie them overnight...

I'm glad your boy is okay. Good deal on adding the knife to your gear.
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    04-15-2012, 03:56 PM
When you say tether, he was not on a highline? Forgive me but how exactly was he tied? As far as someone handling my horse without asking is not a true horse person, unwritten rule. You do not touch someone else's horse. I would have ripped her a new @#^hole!
    04-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by arrowsaway    
My friends and I have been planning to take the horses camping this summer, but after reading your story I'm kind of afraid to tie them overnight...

I'm glad your boy is okay. Good deal on adding the knife to your gear.

I have some more camping trips plan for the summer. Some of them I am not sure if we will be able to get a stall. I am trying to come up with a back up plan so that I won't have to tie them up. The only thing that I feel comfortable about is put them in the horse trailer at night while we sleep. Has any other horse campers done it? What does others think about putting them in the horse trailer while you sleep only? That is if I can't get a stall. I am really concern about it now.

My horse is okay except for a scar over his eye. I am not sure how he got that. My husband thinks that I am worring to much but worring about your horse getting hurt takes the fun out of camping for me.

My sons agree with Joe4D they say that is the reason they go camping. They love it!!!! I enjoy seeing new trails and meeting new friends and seeing old friends. We love camping and trail riding. I guess you can say we live for it.

Thanks everyone for your well wishes for my horse. I still tremble to think what could have happen. I also found out it was a thirteen year old girl who was the one who took my horse to show him off. Her mother, (my best friend) gave her a very harsh lesson on respecting others property. I hope she has learned a valuable lesson. She has apologized to me several times but at first she let me believe that someone else had done it. I jumped all over the wrong person and they were so drunk they didn't know if they done it or not. The whole situation I have to look at as a valuable lesson and try not to hold a grudge. It is hard for me because my animals are like family members to me.

I may have to start a thread to fine out what to do with my horse when I don't have a stall when I am camping.......
    04-15-2012, 06:18 PM
I had chills reading your posts! I am so so VERY thankful your horse is safe and sound and worse for the wear, other than the small scar on the face.

The idea of anyone untying my horse (were I to own one), our even messing with a horse I don't own but am responsible for makes me queasy...I AM admittedly a control freak, but as your story evidenced, people don't always even have to have poor intentions to wind up putting a horse into a terrifying, if not literally life-threatning situation!

I also am not a drinker at all, so I don't want to come off as a prude/goody two shoes, but to me, alcohol and horses probably should not mix (especially in variable circumstances, such as being out camping/far from home/with new or little-known people who's judgment is unknown to me!)...I imagine drinking and that kind of "fun" is big on these trips; but the reason I don't drink/hang out with big drinkers is that everything begins to take on a total "lax-ness", which is usually ok at a backyard bbq (till someone invariably insists upon driving, of course!), but not in the wildernesses with animals who need to depend on our level-heads as humans! And btw, I did read that the "untier" was a young girl meaning no harm, but simply, as young people often do, chose not to think her actions through, and not someone drinking... the opinion about alcohol still stands, however!

I am glad to hear that this incident isn't going to keep you from going on more rides/trips in the future. In many ways, these sound like a LOT OF fun (not to mention something I could really see myself enjoining, it out with similar minded people who know how to chill, relax, and enjoy the wilderness w/o booze)!
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    04-15-2012, 06:53 PM
When you say tether, he was not on a highline? Forgive me but how exactly was he tied? As far as someone handling my horse without asking is not a true horse person, unwritten rule. You do not touch someone else's horse. I would have ripped her a new @#^hole!

A tether line for me is a line stretched above the horses head. I tie my horses lead rope through an emergency rope or knot on the tether line. I tie it high enough so that my horse cant't get tangled in it with his legs. The young girl when she re-tied him just tied him directly to the line w/ too much lead rope hanging and he got caught up in it.

The young girl told me that one of her older friends had done it. I found out later that she had done it. I have a feeling she will never touch one of my horses again. She has borrowed on of my horses on several occassions and her mother is my best friend. She thought she had special priviledges. I think now she realizes that she is to leave my horses alone. It took a lot of restraint on my part not to tan her hide. I think a lot of this horse. I would never be able to replace him. I have looked a long time for a horse like this one. I think as much about him as I do my sons. My husband teases and says more than I care about him. I hope I never have to make that choice .

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