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post #21 of 29 Old 07-18-2011, 05:51 PM
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Okay, so when I was around 14, I had to do work experience as part of my school work (the whole year had to do it, and do 2 weeks at a placement)

I got a placement at an old, run-down riding stables, but I was desperate to work with horses, and being as the whole year had to do it, the placements at the good riding stables got snapped up instantly (mainly by girls who already liveried their horses there) This was a time before I'd ever owned a horse (don't get me wrong, I'd ridden a long time, and helped out at the stables where I rode, but never solely looked after horses without help or advice)

So, I started at this riding stables, and it was owned and run by this strict old woman, who looked like 104 and smoked about the same amount of cigarettes a day (never saw her without one, even in the hay barn!) Anyway, I was learning my way around the place, and I was trying to get on her good side (later realising this "good" side, never existed) So I was given a pony to untack, and her cranky old hawk eyes were watching me. Untacking was nothing new to me, as it was something I'd known how to do way before the placement. Then, the old wench barked (she never talked, only barked) something at me, and because she'd spoken, I forgot I hadn't undone the girth. I then proceeded to try and pull the saddle off... Then all I heard was "To take the saddle off, you have to undo the girth strap" I was soooo embarrassed, I felt like she thought I'd never seen a horse, let alone untack one... OOOPPPPSSSS :/

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post #22 of 29 Old 07-18-2011, 06:07 PM
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These are funny!

Here's mine:

It was a very hot day...and I wanted to walk in the heat as little as possible, so I thought it would be a good idea to take ALL the tack back to the tack room in just one trip. So I piled everything together and began to carry everything back. It wasn't a very sturdy pile...things were slipping...I had a strap to something hanging...so I was watching my feet so as not to trip....and BANG!!!

I had walked straight into a wooden window vent I had opened up to let more air circulate through the barn!

Thank goodness I was still wearing my helmet or I'd have given myself a concussion!

Leasing a spoiled rotten trail horse...pretty - but a brat!
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post #23 of 29 Old 07-18-2011, 06:15 PM
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These are funny!

Here's mine:

It was a very hot day...and I wanted to walk in the heat as little as possible, so I thought it would be a good idea to take ALL the tack back to the tack room in just one trip. So I piled everything together and began to carry everything back. It wasn't a very sturdy pile...things were slipping...I had a strap to something hanging...so I was watching my feet so as not to trip....and BANG!!!

I had walked straight into a wooden window vent I had opened up to let more air circulate through the barn!

Thank goodness I was still wearing my helmet or I'd have given myself a concussion!
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post #24 of 29 Old 07-18-2011, 06:39 PM
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Once I was teaching a lesson to a brand new student. I was talking to her and her mother as I got the horse tacked up, and they distracted me. I had gotten all my equipment out beforehand and put it by the cross-ties, but when it came time to put on the bridle, I went to the tack room for it, and it wasn't there. I was rummaging, looking on all the tack hooks, stall doors, etc, while all the time, the bridle was hanging right next to the horse's head, on the wall. Way to go, great first impression. Who knows how long it was before they realized I wasn't as ditzy and scatter-brained as I came across that first day, lol.

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post #25 of 29 Old 07-19-2011, 11:45 AM
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I have another catching the wrong horse one XD There is 3 red duns in the field, they are all EXACTLY the same, so of course I brought the wrong one in, and of course she was the 13.2hh pony... FAIL =) I looked pretty ridiculous standing next to her.
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post #26 of 29 Old 07-19-2011, 11:58 AM
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I had one this weekend, with a HF member! Please dont shoot me, i know how stupid it was.
I was meeting a HF member for the first time, taking my boys out for a ride, and normally its only me, so i take the tack out to the pasture along with my brushes etc. Well since i had both and didnt want to make her sweat, i brought them into the barn by the tack room. Well i got out the saddles and what not and proceeded to tack them up- without grooming whatsoever. I didnt even realize it until we had them both tacked up and were out at the mounting block. face-palm moment for sure. I quickly checked their feet to make sure there wasnt any rocks or build up and then we rode. I feel absolutely shameful Especially for a first impression.
Robyn- if you read this, i swear i really do groom EVERYTIME i ride! LOL
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post #27 of 29 Old 07-20-2011, 02:48 PM
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A couple days ago, I was trying to switch my yearling colt's halter. He came in one that was about 2 sizes too big and I had finally managed to track down and modify a new one to fit him. I was rushing to get him out and groomed before the skies opened up on us and I guess I forgot that he still had his old halter on.

I'd managed to somehow buckle the new one underneath the straps of the old one, while twisting the cheek-piece of one with the other. So there I am, with two twisted halters and a curious yearling trying to figure out what new method of training I'm using that requires two halters.
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post #28 of 29 Old 07-20-2011, 02:52 PM
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After a six hour drive in the dark, I was unloading my horse from the trailer. I snapped on her lead rope and told her to back up. She didn't. "Why you no back up, horsie?! GRRRRR! It's like four in the morning! Get off the ****ed trailer! RRRAAAGGGEE!" Then I realized she was still tied to the trailer. *facepalm*
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post #29 of 29 Old 07-20-2011, 05:32 PM
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i always forget to unsnap my brest collar from the cinch and as im pulling the saddle off i realise im still attached while jubee is lgiving me the mooooooom imma fall over!!!!!! look haha

just a small town girl with a big town dream :]
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