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        03-31-2010, 08:16 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    The scariest experience your horse has been through

    What is the scariest experience that your horse has been through? It can be just a horse you know too.

    There was a herd of horses in the field next to us and the owner left some of their halters on. It so happened that one of the horses with the halter on got her halter caught on a huge metal box that the oil workers had left by the oil well. I walked out in the field and saw her head down. When I realized she was caught I was real scared as she was a fairly wild horse and I had never been able to get near her.

    I slowly walked up to her talking really calmly and slowly. I was so worried she would rear or plunge and bring that huge box down on top of her. I managed to lift the side of it up and get her halter off it. I was so relieved! She was amazingly calm for a horse that was so nervous of people. Needless to say from then on, whenever horses were brought I took their halters off!

    So what are some of your horses scary experiences?
         
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        03-31-2010, 08:25 PM
      #2
    Showing
    Vida is pretty brave so its tough to think of a scary time for her. We got stuck in the mud once. We were riding behind our local city lake, back where the creek that feeds it is. I didn't think the ground was that bad so we headed toward the lake in a heavy timbered area. My husband was behind me and shouted that we were starting to sink. We couldn't turn around because of the trees and we could barely go forward. Later, when I looked at her legs, she was well above the knee in mud with my fat butt on her back but she got us out of it. On hindsight maybe I was the one who was scared
         
        03-31-2010, 09:30 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I had a 2 mustang geldings when I was little and musty hated houdini and one day he kicked houdini in the shoulder and split it open. Houdini was a pretty frightful horse but he stayed farely calm and we got him into the trailer to the vets he got stitches and had to have a drain tube and cleanings twice a day as well as lots of stall rest. Lucky for us they said it was just a big cut and it wouldn't hinder his riding ability later in life.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:03 PM
      #4
    Started
    When I owned Denny, the scariest time for me was when he started to colic while we were at a huge show, and it progressed to the point where we weren't even sure if we were going to trailer him home (since it was the last day of the show) even if he did end up passing it. He ended up being okay, we had to keep him an extra day at the barn and pay an extra stabling fee (not to mention the vet bills). But I was glad he was okay!

    Scariest moment for him... the first time he saw cows. Holy man, you'd think the cows had rifles pointed at him or something lol.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:04 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Watching my horse die on the ground in front of me while my vet decided to take her sweet old time on the phone with her ex-husband before coming to my callout ... yeah, that was pretty terrifying.
    Luckily, miracles happen, and my poor gelding pulled through it. It was about 3 weeks though before he was back to himself.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:08 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    It may have been scary for my horse,.. but I think it was way MORE scary for me!

    Shortly after I got her I was working her in the round pen and she was trotting and trotting and trotting and trotting..... all I was doing is standing in the middle watching her trot around me hoping that she would eventually come in to me. But all she would do is run around in circles. So I thought, if all you're going to do is run, you might as well change directions.. so I turned my body to get her to change directions and she half halted and [tried to] jump OUT of the round pen... missing terribly - her weight and momentum bent the panel and she rolled over the top landing on the other side on her back.. continued to roll over 'til her feet were under her, got up and ran away.

    Other than being sore the next day, she was fine.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:10 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kmacdougall    
    Watching my horse die on the ground in front of me while my vet decided to take her sweet old time on the phone with her ex-husband before coming to my callout ... yeah, that was pretty terrifying.
    Luckily, miracles happen, and my poor gelding pulled through it. It was about 3 weeks though before he was back to himself.
    oh my... that's terrible. I'm sorry. =(
         
        03-31-2010, 10:13 PM
      #8
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Reiterin    
    oh my... that's terrible. I'm sorry. =(
    Yeah it was terrifying, I was only 14 at the time.. He colicked and his gut twisted, he had no CRT, low heartbeat, no gut sounds, and the whites of his eyes turned yellow and his eyes rolled back in his head. He literally fell over while we were walking him, laid on his side, and just gave up on his life. My dad started to cut the partition out of our trailer to make the 7 hour journey to the University vet school in our area, but we figured we'd lose him on the way so all we could do was wait it out and make him comfortable.

    Four hours, two shots of banamine, and a mineral oil stomach tube later, my vet shows up, with her two kids, who "want to play pony!!" with my dying horse.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:31 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kmacdougall    
    Yeah it was terrifying, I was only 14 at the time.. He colicked and his gut twisted, he had no CRT, low heartbeat, no gut sounds, and the whites of his eyes turned yellow and his eyes rolled back in his head. He literally fell over while we were walking him, laid on his side, and just gave up on his life. My dad started to cut the partition out of our trailer to make the 7 hour journey to the University vet school in our area, but we figured we'd lose him on the way so all we could do was wait it out and make him comfortable.

    Four hours, two shots of banamine, and a mineral oil stomach tube later, my vet shows up, with her two kids, who "want to play pony!!" with my dying horse.
    Oh, that is just horrible. I am so sorry.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:34 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Oooh.. that is very unprofessional.

    I'm so sorry you had to go through that.
         

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