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post #11 of 20 Old 05-28-2010, 06:40 PM
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I was using a gate to get on to whiskey bareback, but I put too much energy in to my spring from the gate and sailed right over her back and hot the grass on the other side, all this time whiskey just stood there and watched me and when I missed the gate she gave me that kinda look that's like "seriously!? You still couldn't get on with the help of a gate"
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post #12 of 20 Old 05-29-2010, 08:25 PM
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I was probably close to nine months pregnant and decided to go road riding with a friend. She rode my mare and I rode my stallion. Well we tacked up and I climbed part of a fence to get on my boy and we ride off for our nice winter ride.

About five miles out I realize I have to pee... NOW! I slide off my boy and waddle over to the side of this country road, grab a stirrup as I repeat whoa and use it for balance so I don't fall in the snow. After I "finish my business" I realize that with my huge belly I can't get back on! Now there's no way Im walking five miles home, my friend isn't a horse person so she can't even get on by herself and therefore can't get off to help me.

I look around and there's nothing but fields for miles... With the exception of a lone mailbox. So ere you have it, a huge pregnant girl piling snow up to a mailbox to make some sort of Eskimo mounting block on a back road in the middle of winter. I eventually did pack enough snow to get on but I can't imagine how funny it must have been from my friends view!
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post #13 of 20 Old 05-29-2010, 10:51 PM
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I have too many stories, so i'll tell the shortest one I have. A few seasons back I helped my friend who had too many horses by riding some of them for her in shows. Well, this particular night I was on Trigger, a huge, extremely bumpy palomino QH gelding. We were doing barrels, and we got to the third barrel, the run had been great so far. Well, remember how I said he's bumpy? As we turned the barrel, he picked up speed so ungracefully and it knocked my feet out of the stirrups, and I ended up on his butt behind the saddle. He runs for home with me on his huge rear, me screaming, "Trigger, WHOAH!" XP When we're out of the gate and i'm getting off his butt, this seriously country-with-a-K redneck goes, "That was sum trick ridin' right dur, girl!" *facepalm* xDD I laughed the rest of the night.
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post #14 of 20 Old 05-29-2010, 11:19 PM
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I was feeling good and it was nice outside so I decided to ride my horse bareback (At that time bareback riding was fairly new to me). I couldn't find the bridle I usaully used so I had to use my show bridle.
My mom was with me along with my trainer and her husband. I was showing off when our friends came driving up with there trailer and horses, Rocky got excited and he decided to do a happy buck, I did not expect it so I went flying off and Rocky went running off. I chased after him for 20 minutes or so, whenever I got close to him he ran off with his tail in the air like he was saying "Come in catch me Lauren!".
When I FINALLY caught him to my dismay he had managed to break both the reins on the bridle, and he broke the bit (luckily no damage to his mouth though!). When I came back to the barn with Rocky everyone was laughing ther butts off. :(
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post #15 of 20 Old 05-29-2010, 11:57 PM
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I will give you two short stories, and I hope at least someone finds them funny. =P

First, I was lunging an Arab gelding I used to work with. His name was Archie, he was beautiful and grey and had the best canter in the world. We used him for vaulting [which is funny in itself =P] and we were warming up. I didn't have his side-reins hooked up yet, so in typical Arab style, he went galloping around like a lunatic with his snout up in the air. And then he hit the end of my lunge line. His back feet went flying out from underneath him, and he landed with a very loud CRASH on his side. Then he proceeded to get up, shake himself off, and pout like I had just done the most horrendous thing one could ever do to a horse. But hey, I didn't need side-reins to lunge him anymore. =]

Not that long ago, I was cleaning my mare's back hoof out, and I was having a hard time keeping her foot. She never tries to yank her feet away, and I was getting mad that she was being so difficult! And then, by chance, I moved my head just barely out of the way of falling manure. My horse tried to poop on me!

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post #16 of 20 Old 05-30-2010, 12:17 PM
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My funniest one is years ago I was riding my mare Rita. We were riding up in the mountains towards the Tetons. Crossing down this small creek, you had to go down a fairly steep ditch, then cross the creek, then back up the other steep side. Well, I was the last one down the ditch and my mare decided to stop dead in her tracks. I slid down her neck and went into the creek, she jumped over my back and up the other side. Oh yea, did I mention the creek was almost pure nasty mud? I got out of the ditch, covered in mud, dripping down my face and looking alot like the monster from the lagoon, my glasses laying crooked on my face. I yelled "catch my horse" as I was crawling up the other side. My hubby and friends were sitting on their horses with Rita laughing so hard I thought they were all going to fall off their horses. I had to ride out covered with muddy water. I still remember this whenever I ride.
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post #17 of 20 Old 05-30-2010, 12:45 PM
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A few years ago, I worked at a dude ranch that employed a fairly cute (tall, dark, handsome) guy who also happened to be a decent rider. This guy, I kid you not, could vault up onto the tallest horse on the ranch without much effort at all. He didn't have to take a running leap, just bounced once and was up. I was amazed - I have never been able to vault up on a horse, not even to save my own life. So I asked this guy to teach me how.
He pulled out the shortest pony for me to practice on. He tells me "don't think about jumping up, the power is in your arms... so hop, then use your arms to spring yourself up onto the horse."
So.. I bounced there a second, got myself all organized, bounced higher, and pushed with all my might.
The pony's barrel remained under (under being the operative word... literally under, by a good inch or two...) me for about a nanosecond before I realized I was on the ground on the OTHER side of the pony, in a pile of manure.
The guy never did look at me without laughing ever again, and I still can't (won't) vault onto a horse.


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post #18 of 20 Old 06-02-2010, 03:33 AM
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Well, one day I was at a horse camp. The horse I had been riding that week was lame so they put me on another horse. That morning we were going on a trail. On a nice flat and straight part of the trail the trail leader said "Who would like to go for a canter?" I put my hand up. "Ok, Chloe. You go first" she said to me. I trotted Chippa (the horse) and then cantered. A huge puddle came up "Either jump it, or just canter right through" I said to him. I was ready for anything, then when we got to the puddle he stopped and I flung over his head! I geuss I wasn't ready for everything! Haha. And, to make me soooo much happier, he stepped on my chest and left a hoof shaped bruise in the smack bang middle of my chest. I was alright, hopped back on the horse. Just had to get driven back when we got to the lunch spot. That was a couple of years ago and i'm still riding. Just goes to show "If you fall, keep riding, and forget it ever happened. Don't let it scare you!"
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post #19 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 05:49 AM
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My latest funny thing happened today. Decided to go for a ride on Riley while Liz (my bestie) was teaching a lesson. I was running late so I flew up to the tack shed, grabbed my ever escaping horse (which was again out and close by the shed) and saddled him up with no more than a 'hi how ya going'. I haven't been on him for about a month now and Im pretty sure he was not impressed but he stood there patiently for me while I did the girth up. I don't have too much experience with a western girth and sometimes get a little confused with the whole deal.

Not trusting my girthing abilities too much I decided to use the trailer to mount, that way I didn't have to put any of my considerable weight in the stirrup to mount. I stepped lightly in the stirrup and literally flung myself over the saddle..... and ended up on the ground over the other side! Not even the horn on the saddle could save me, I had severely underestimated how much flinging it took whilst so high over the horse! (If you could see me try to mount normally you would understand what I'm talking about)

I was laughing so hard, looking up at Riley while he looked down at me in stunned silence. Remembering that he is indeed part clydesdale and could easily squish me if he decided he didn't like seeing me on the ground (again) I jumped up. Still laughing so hard I was nearly crying I said "nope, that wasn't it, lets try again." And succeeded in mounting properly.

I don't often have problems being too light for my own good so Im sure I will remember this for a long time. Although glad no one was around to see it I didn't waste any time letting everyone know what had happened, it's good for the newbies to hear someone stacked it and jumped back on and there were plenty of newbies around today. :-D
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post #20 of 20 Old 06-07-2010, 12:13 AM
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I proved that I'm a clutz again today. I was untacking my horse and couldn't find her halter or lead line, so I left her standing in the round pen and went to go look in the tack shed. Apparently the gate from the round pen to our other horse's stall/corral was not latched so she went a runnin' on in there after the alfalfa we feed the other horse.

Since the absolute last thing miss chunko needs is alfalfa, I went in after her, slipped on the the hay that the other horse had thrown all over her matted stall and went flying INTO my horse. Ooops
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