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        10-22-2012, 07:18 PM
    Green Broke
    SH, Yeah..scared the crap out of me. Top 3 scariest moments of my horse life was when she was falling forward and I had no way to stop her and I thought we both we going to flip over and her land on me..

    I didn't go to the doctor.. bad Amber.. I rode for another45 minutes or so then went home, rinsed the horses, put everyone up, fed, cleaned out the horse trailer, unloaded all of our tack, then went and got something to eat..I did stick around the house for a little while but drove back to SC last night because I had work today. I ended up feeling like death this morning so I called into work and I've moped around the house all day.. which is killing me, I'm bored out of my mind.

    I know I lucked out, there's no doubt in my mind that God was watching out for me yesterday..it could have been much worse.

    I'm definitely going to work on it with her, maybe it was just a freaky day or something? She's never done anything like that.
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        10-22-2012, 08:16 PM
    Wow. That's intense glad all are ok!
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        10-22-2012, 08:39 PM
    Holy Moley!

    I don't think I would have got back on after all of that - apart from to limp back to the barn...

    Ps what do you mean by 'breeze'? Canter? Gallop? Let rip? I've never heard that expression used like that before.
        10-22-2012, 09:25 PM
    Holy crap!!

    That had to be so scary! Glad your ok. Somebody definitely was watching over you that's forsure! You sure Cowgirled Up lol
        10-22-2012, 09:38 PM
    Glad you & the horse are ok. Just think of it this way, she got it out of her system, it won't happen again.
        10-22-2012, 09:38 PM
    Holy crap!! Glad you are okie.
        10-22-2012, 10:22 PM
    Green Broke
    Breezing is a term used more for race horses.. you basically warm up from a trot, lope, fast slow, gallop, and then push your horse..You cool down by doing those things in reverse. It's just a good way for running horse to stretch out and really use their strides and muscles. I don't push my horses when practicing barrels so they just "run" when in the arena, breezing is a way they can run at home without assosicating it with barrels..plus it's just plain fun. My other mare, Nikki, loooves it.

    Wares, I sure hope so.. I'd hate to have a rerun of that mess but I'm definitely going to breeze her again..Possibly WAY out in the middle of the field and not next to the tree line

    Thanks for get well soons and such! I just had to share and try to get any ideas or advice what I could do with her..
        10-23-2012, 09:12 AM
    Aaah! Thank you. A new term, and yes - it does sound like fun.

    Could there have been predator smell she picked up? I'd be interested in walking past the spot that triggered the bolt to find out if she reacts at all.

    Hope you're not too sore now.
        10-23-2012, 10:31 AM
    Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
    Yeah, I've thought about it and really I have no idea what triggered it. I had only breezed her a few times (different occasions) so maybe that had something to do with it? She's usually such a good horse, always willing and calm..I'm definitely not going to sell her or just end things with her because of it. I'll probably wait two weeks or so and try it again at slower speeds and not push her like I did the first breeze yesterday. Maybe she got it in her head because I kicked her a few times that the spurs and whip were going to come back after her? Who knows? We've got a barrel race this weekend and I'll let her coast the pattern there like I have been so we'll see what she does..
    If it were me, I would take her into a big old field, one with no way of her to jump barge her way out. Here in England we have old fields with huge old hedges that you'd have to be a batty old hunter to consider jumping, I don't know if you have them where you are, but that'd be perfect. I'd then do exactly what you did when she tanked with you, and just let her run for as long as she can. Once she runs out of steam, you push her, and you keep on pushing until she basically can't run anymore. That then makes the running your idea, not hers, and I can bet that she'll think twice about doing it again, and if she does, same routine. Used that a few times with serial tankers and it has always worked for me
        10-23-2012, 10:37 AM
    Yikes Amber! Glad you are both okay!


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