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post #1 of 28 Old 05-31-2010, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Post your most embarrassing horse related moment please!

So that way I know I'm not alone in my humiliation LOL!

I went and took a second ride on Stiffler today and when I was dismounting I managed to get my bra hooked on the saddle horn. I'm short at 5'2 so my feet were barely touching the ground while the BO ran to undo the saddle as my shirt and bra both were practically around my neck! All the while Stiffler is looking at me like "WHAT in the WORLD are you DOING?!?" That is by far one of the most embarrassing things that has ever happened to me LOL.

Lesson Learned = wear a cheap bra or a sports bra while riding, not your favorite Victoria Secret one LOL

Please share yours so I don't feel so bad LOL :)

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post #2 of 28 Old 06-01-2010, 04:36 PM
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Lol. Had to smile as I read that.

Most embarrassing thing would have to be the first time I was learning to canter-the big old gentle lesson horse was on the lunge line and as he sped up to move off I could slowly but steadily feel the saddle sliding off his back. I didn't know what to do so I slid with the saddle right off his side and landed rather ungracefully on my butt. Of course old Joe just stopped walking. It was embarrassing, mostly because I didn't properly do the saddle up, but my instructor didn't laugh at me. I probably would've, if I was in her situation, but anyways...
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post #3 of 28 Old 06-01-2010, 06:27 PM
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I got bucked off right in front of lord in Wilton wiltshire I almost landed at his feet god it hurt , but looking back so funny ha ha .
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post #4 of 28 Old 06-01-2010, 10:29 PM
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The bra thing happened to my friend one day, I've never laughed so hard. XD Anywho, I don't have too many embarrasing moments with horses, but here's one. I was at a show, not to show, but to let my (previous)horse get used to the environment. I was in one of the practice arenas, and I wanted to show my riding buddy how well of a jumper Pippa was. Well, as I looked for something to jump, the arena fence caught my eye. It was only about 2 feet, so I thought, "Eh, why not?" So we turned and headed for it at a brisk canter, and Pip slams on the brakes. Since I was in public, I had to go flying of, ofcourse. When I did, all the people in the arena came running up to me to check on me, and all the while Pip is looking at me like, "It's a fence, I thought I was supposed to stay inside, Mum!" Haha. Good times, I miss that horse.
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post #5 of 28 Old 06-02-2010, 08:10 AM
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After a wonderful "ladies night" lesson, cooling out our horses, dropped our stirrups and relaxed.......popped a cold beer.......and next thing I knew I was on my @$$ on the arena floor, with my GF's voice coming out of my back pocket (I had dialed the phone when I landed on it :)).....and I tried to get up and dust off! Guess my guy isn't a drinker! Lol XD
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post #6 of 28 Old 06-02-2010, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Franknbeans, your user name has me cracking up! I've butt dialed SEVERAL people but a horse hasn't been involved in any of those instances LOL...

There was also the time too when I got my first pony who was senile and pretty much blind. SWEETEST little thing ever and we knew he didn't have long. We bought him from some kids who were abusing the daylights out of him. After a trip to a friends cow farm and playing with all the calves who would suck on your fingers, I thought horses were the same way. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! Patches clamped down on my fingers so hard and I screamed bloody murder. Scared the poor thing half to death but I was all of 7 or 8 years old and that hurt like a mother! My parents still pick on me about it to this day!

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post #7 of 28 Old 06-02-2010, 09:46 AM
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I have two for you that will make you feel much better:

When I was a teenager, the BO asked me to get on one of her horses and school it for her, it tended to buck into the canter and it intimidated the BO.

This was the 70's and I was wearing hip huggers and a belt with a huge buckle.

So I got on the horse, in unfamiliar Western tack (I don't ride Western) and just schooled the heck out of that little mare. I was really impressed with myself, and all the other boarders were at the rail watching.....

When I dismounted, I attempted to vault off her, and hung my belt buckle over the saddle horn. I hung there, like a hooked fish, while that sweet mare just stood and looked at me, until someone came to help me.

Fast forward 20 years or so to when I'm galloping horses at a TB farm. A photographer from a local magazine was taking photos of the facility for a feature article and wanted photos of us galloping horses on the track. I was wearing a front closure bra (my favorite) and a light colored t-shirt. At some point while galloping I had a wardrobe malfunction - the front closure of my bra opened and obviously I couldn't pull the horse up and fasten it. I'm large busted, and on a galloping horse? Not a pretty picture.

THOSE photos did not make the magazine, though the trainer delighted in showing them to people to embarass me.

Ohhhhh, and a third!

I was leading a trail ride of guests of the farm owner. It was unseasonably warm spring day, and the horses were still shedding their winter coats. Towards the end of the ride, we came to a lake and I decided to let the horses drink. While I was cautioning the guest riders about not letting the horses walk into the water or paw and to be wary of signs that the horse might roll, in mid sentence, my horse *leapt* forward into the water, laid down with an appreciative groan, wallowed and sighed. I barely got off him in time, and sloshed to the bank holding my stick and the reins.

Feel better yet?
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post #8 of 28 Old 06-02-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Yep! Feelin great!

I had another to share... A friend of mine keeps her feed in one of those old 1950's heavy as a mother freezers. She had a rather mischevious draft cross gelding who LOVED his treats. One day she wasn't fast enough for his liking so he pushed the freezer door closed on her head and knocked her out cold!

Oh! OH! I have another one but you need to see the picture to get the full effect so I will post it tonight!

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post #9 of 28 Old 06-02-2010, 11:34 AM
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Amarea-thanks. Had one horse named Frank (I let my hubby name them, lol-that is the ONLY thing he has at all to do with them, other than write checks!), then got another, and he suggested beans......so it was. Beans has gone "down the road".......so not really applicable anymore, but better than the other option-Sleepercell-that tends to scare people.HAHA~!
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post #10 of 28 Old 06-02-2010, 11:40 AM
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I got bounced off twice. 'nough said I think.
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