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post #1 of 9 Old 08-09-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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One of my worst expriences in my life.

Basically it all started out as a normal day at the barn. I was a trail guide, at the end of the day all the trail guide were aloud to ride horses on the trails for an hour, free.
We all were assigned problem horses to ride and work with..We get on trail and no one can get one horse to lead out of like 6-7 we all are so frustrated. We unmount and walk them a little ways. We here hoofs flying down the trail and screaming from(renters) your not aloud past a trot if your a renter.
The renters were 4 people. A dad. A little boy(maybe 9) his older brother maybe like 20 and his sister maybe about 11 or 12.
The little boys horse comes flying around the corner. His saddle slips he hits his head on the wood post Its horrible he's not moving I take my horse(were only about 2-3 mins from the barn and I tie its reins around its headstall(since the horse was pretty green I expected it to run straight back to the barn but it stood their I think it knew something was wrong I had to grab a stick and chase him), so the barn can know somethings wrong and send someone out if they see riderless horses coming back. The kids older brother throws his shirt off and run as fast as he could back to the barn his sister and dad are screaming. I jump over the barbed wire fence into the middle of the road screaming help.
Im crying by this time the little boys not moving. People are stopping on the side of the road dialing 911. Trying to comfort all of us(most of us only 14) bawling our eyes out in horror.
The whole barn staff is running out to the trail they arrive I believe someone starts CPR and the ambulance arrives.. I never know what happened after that no one really said anything, I don't even know if he died. I heard about two weeks after the incident he was in ICU but never anything after that.
I always wonder what happened.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-09-2011, 09:16 PM
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I'm very sorry you had to experience that; it must have been awful. In the future, I reccomend taking a course on CPR and First Aid, as situations like these are all too common with first-time trail riders.
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-09-2011, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'm very sorry you had to experience that; it must have been awful. In the future, I reccomend taking a course on CPR and First Aid, as situations like these are all too common with first-time trail riders.
Never really thought about that. I think Ill look into classes its probably a good idea.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-10-2011, 12:32 AM
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I mean no offense to you, but why are their a bunch of 14 year olds taking green horses on a trail?
It's seems to be a disaster waiting to happen or in this case, did happen.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-10-2011, 01:42 AM
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I don't think it was a bunch of 14 year olds on green horses...?

OP im so sorry you had to witness that, i've witnessed some pretty horrible things too so I can relate! I hope the boy is ok!! The first aid course is a good idea, I have mine and take refresher courses once a year, hopefully you wont have to use it (i've used my first aid multiple times and my cpr 4 times)

I hope your ok too!

the hardest part of riding is the ground... yup sounds about right
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Tasia, I know 14 yr olds that are more capable of riding a green horse than an adult, and if they're hired by the barn chances are they know what they're doing. ;)
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Tasia, I know 14 yr olds that are more capable of riding a green horse than an adult, and if they're hired by the barn chances are they know what they're doing. ;)
Yes, We all are pretty experienced riders the barn knows we knew what we were doing lol. We wouldn't be working with problem horses if we didn't. I understand how you could see it though as a bunch of little kids riding horses for a fun time but it wasnt like that at all.
And thanks tb it was pretty bad seeing that
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So did the horse bolt? Or were they just going too fast for their own good?

Sorry that happened.
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Well it seems that the kids were cantering for the fun of it, even though they arnt supposed to they signed a contract and everything. Well as they were cantering the horses neared home and begun to pick up speed and I don't know if you ever seen most beginners try to stop a horse but it looks ridiculous. And they get no where, They just couldn't stop the horses. Sadly. I wish they could have. :/
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