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post #1 of 18 Old 12-29-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Getting stuck

Has anyone ever got their horse stuck. By "stuck" I mean in the mud, sand, creek gravel, tangled in the brush, etc. Stuck to the point that the horse couldn't get out and you had be extracted.

Now I don't mean has your horse ever sulled up and wouldn't go. I mean really stuck. Just curious
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post #2 of 18 Old 12-30-2011, 12:02 AM
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When I was a kid & me & my pony got stuck in a sinkhole. My friend tied her bridle and reins around my pony's neck & we both pulled him out. Was scary & fun at the same time because I was young & stupid.
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post #3 of 18 Old 12-30-2011, 12:13 AM
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I've not myself. My grandfather has told me the story about his old stud getting stuck in quick sand with his first owner more times than I can count. They pulled him out with several ropes and other horses.

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Hubby tells me it's one of the two times his dad ever spanked him.
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The other day I was washing a mare and for no real reason she started hauling back in the wash rack, when she couldn't get away she lunged forward and scrambled getting both front legs stuck over the top of it with the bar under her chest where the girth would go. I thought she was going to flip all the way over or break a leg it was HORRIFYING! What was even worse was she was very stuck and how do you fix that?? We had to get her to rear up and essentially save herself. It all happened very fast and we still have no clue what startled her.

On a side note I personally would never use a wash rack like that off a chain specifically for the lack of escape that caused what could've been a deadly situation for me and her, its at the ranch I work at.
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Twice here. Once, I was much younger. Was trotting along in the coke pits and BAM...horse fell into a sink hole. We were able to push enough slag down in near him so that he could crawl out. I still have slag under my skin on my knee to remember that event.

The other time, I was riding my friends idiotic pain(t). We were looking for a good place to cross a creek when this dork jumped RIGHT into the silt. Didn't even try to thrash around. He knew he was stuck. 3 other riders were able to pull on him hard enough that he popped up out. He stayed amazingly calm.
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-30-2011, 08:52 PM
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not personally but...
-a mare i know was jumping a big cross-country jump, and landed on it :/ but stayed really calm and they pulled her out with a crane thing sort-of (can't really describe it)
-i know people who were on a trail ride and they got stuck in a quicksand..the rider and horse had to be dragged out with rope.
** this is a good reminder to be careful what mud you're walking into, personally--i like me and my horse fully grounded and NOT stuck LOL (:
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post #8 of 18 Old 12-30-2011, 09:04 PM
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I have personally have, never with a horse.



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[QUOTE=TKButtermilk;1285726]The other day I was washing a mare and for no real reason she started hauling back in the wash rack, when she couldn't get away she lunged forward and scrambled getting both front legs stuck over the top of it with the bar under her chest where the girth would go. I thought she was going to flip all the way over or break a leg it was HORRIFYING! What was even worse was she was very stuck and how do you fix that?? We had to get her to rear up and essentially save herself.

Oh that's bad. I've seen that happen alot. You can imagine when a person's shoeing for the public at different places every day, all the different horses and hitching posts. Eventually you'll see some wrecks. I always grab their front feet and pull them back over by swinging the front end of the horse around. They're not as heavy as you think when they're high-centered and teetering on a hitching post.
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I have personally have, never with a horse.
Oh ****. You mean you got your own body stuck? Sorry to hear that. How'd u git out?
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