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        05-27-2009, 03:56 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    My scariest moment was probably also the vet I had at that time scariest moment too! Walka, who is terrified of vets, tried to jump out of the way while I held his lead line. Well, Mud season in Maine is serious stuff, and my feet were very stuck. As I tried to step out of the way, I realized I wasn't able to move. There I was face down in a winters worth of mud and muck, with a crazed horse doing his best to not squish me too much. After the trampling was over, I lifted my head and opened my eyes. Can only image what went through that vet's mind.

    Shortly thereafter, this vet switched to small animals only. Hmmm.....I wonder if I had any influence in that decision?!

    Just a little side note, the vet was out today to finish the shots and float the teeth and my big brave Walka took it all like a brave Appy gelding! Yes, he is truly growing up!
         
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        05-27-2009, 04:01 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I was trying out a new jousting saddle and had my lance and started trotting down the middle of the arena. The saddle (one of the Spanish ones that really keep you IN) slipped to the side and I couldn't kick myself out. Poor Solon got spooked and I tossed my lance and just as he rounded the corner where I would have smacked my head into the side of the arena I kicked loose and slid six feet through the dirt.

    Lucky I had my armor on and it was a smooth slide. The saddle went completely under Solon and he panicked and took off at a dead run. I jumped up and ran toward him and figured if I didn't get him stopped he might break a leg or his neck.

    Got him stopped and got the saddle off. The BO helped me put the saddle back on just so he'd know that everything was okay but needless to say, I didn't get that saddle!
         
        05-27-2009, 04:10 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Ive has many a scary moment!

    At the stables the mares where out, and I had a hold on a late gelding, and another girl had a stallion, they both went over to the mares and they started fighting the horse turned, I tripped and he jumped right over me, kinda fun rly

    I went on treking hol with my friend and as we where on the way back my horse fancied going a bit faster, ended up me being chased by the leader...lol

    I was riding the lady I helps horse she was fixing in the school, she started jogging and then gallpoing round the school, the saddle strted slipping and I fell off, but didnt cry, now I love I when horses are silly lol
         
        05-27-2009, 05:49 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    My scariest moment, so far, was when I was taking a 4 year old gelding out of his pasture. This gelding likes to act up and trys his hardest to be a stallion and break as many rules as possible. Well, there was another gelding in the pasture that was trying to get out while we got D (D's our nickname for him) out, so my friend stayed back to lead him away while I got D out. Well, Poison (the other gelding) was not happy to be alone in that field, so he started running along the fence line to catch up with D. D either spooked or wanted to get rid of the stupid human holding on to him with a lead, but he slid his booty over and knocked me down in the dirt. I hit my jaw on the ground, and when I looked up, D had two legs behind me and two in front. I was looking up at his belly! I freaked out, but I was too much in shock to move, plus I didn't want to scare him and make him trample me. Then D decides he wants to go to his stall for some food, so he jumped over me and cantered home. Luckily he missed me. Other then bruises from falling down, I was fine. However, the story isn't over yet. I jumped up and looked at D running. He still had the lead line on, and nearly tripped over it several times running back. Luckily, it finally swung up and got stuck over his neck so he couldn't trip. Next, I panicked because he could run right into someone. I managed to yell 'Look out!' before he got up to where people would be. This had a happy ending, but when it was happening, it was so scary!
         
        05-27-2009, 11:04 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Well these are all very scarry but I think mine will be the scariest.
    I was at the barn with my mom, little bro, and one of his friends who rode. We were down at the arena(which was pretty far away from the barn, blocked from veiw by trees) and I was riding Blue around, and she felt a little fresh, so I let my mom(no helmet, no sturrips, no nothing) get on her(I was 10 at the time) and canter her around to tire her out so I could jump. Well she canters around once, gets to the far conner, and Blue goes one way, and I see my mom fly the other. Then(I'm 10 at the time remeber) I see my mom lying there, unmoving on the ground of the hard paked outdoor arena. So I run over to her and tell my brother and his friend to go get Blue. She tells me to go the barn and get my trainer and a guy that was a trainer(turned out to be a horse abuser don't ask) and call 911 and my dad(doctor). She turns out to have crushed her pelvis, and hurt some of her lower vertabra. Still has problems to this day.

    About a month ago Blue decided to take a nice morning run..... into the road. I was having a heart attack.
         
        05-28-2009, 07:40 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    Yeah I think the above one is pretty scary. I was trying to think of mine while reading all of these. There was one time I was at summer camp (horse) and there was this crazy horse there that belonged to the people who owned the camp. You had to be really careful of him in the stall because if the rope wasn't attached behind him and he knew it, he would throw his head up and break the halter or lead rope keeping him tied there and run backwards out of the stall. Everyone was afraid of this horse. So, one day I was at the barn and they had this horse out with just a halter and leadrope but they needed to go grab something and didn't want to put him away. They handed me the leadrope, which I did NOT want to take, and asked me to just hold him. So, I'm standing there holding him and he just moved his front leg a little to the side and stepped on the edge of my boot. Not on my foot, but on the flat edge of my riding boot, and I couldn't move. When I moved the lead rope out to get him to step away from me, he pushed into me and knocked me over, still standing on the edge of my boot. So down I went, and there I was laying on the ground looking at his stomach. I didn't know what to do, I still couldn't move my foot because he was still standing on it, and I didn't want to try to get him to MOVE while I was under him. Luckily someone nearby saw what happened and came over to help.
    The incident that got me to be afraid to ride for a week happened at the same camp. We were trail riding one day at a canter down this dirt and rock trail. The horse behind mine got too close and my horse bucked out. I lost stirrups and reigns and my balance. So I was basically along for the ride at that point, laying on my horses neck trying to hold on. The people up ahead didn't realize what happened so they just kept cantering along. Naturally my horse continued on to keep up with them. The horse behind me apparently got too close again and my horse bucked out again and I went over her shoulder. I rolled for a LONG time, ended up with 3 stitches in my lip, a broken finger, and 'road rash' all along my stomach.
         
        05-28-2009, 03:13 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    ^ouchie!
         
        06-14-2009, 04:30 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horseluver2435    
    My scariest moment, so far, was when I was taking a 4 year old gelding out of his pasture. This gelding likes to act up and trys his hardest to be a stallion and break as many rules as possible. Well, there was another gelding in the pasture that was trying to get out while we got D (D's our nickname for him) out, so my friend stayed back to lead him away while I got D out. Well, Poison (the other gelding) was not happy to be alone in that field, so he started running along the fence line to catch up with D. D either spooked or wanted to get rid of the stupid human holding on to him with a lead, but he slid his booty over and knocked me down in the dirt. I hit my jaw on the ground, and when I looked up, D had two legs behind me and two in front. I was looking up at his belly! I freaked out, but I was too much in shock to move, plus I didn't want to scare him and make him trample me. Then D decides he wants to go to his stall for some food, so he jumped over me and cantered home. Luckily he missed me. Other then bruises from falling down, I was fine. However, the story isn't over yet. I jumped up and looked at D running. He still had the lead line on, and nearly tripped over it several times running back. Luckily, it finally swung up and got stuck over his neck so he couldn't trip. Next, I panicked because he could run right into someone. I managed to yell 'Look out!' before he got up to where people would be. This had a happy ending, but when it was happening, it was so scary!
    OMG YES!!! That was sooooooo scary!! I thought you had died!!!!!!!
         
        06-14-2009, 05:33 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    All of my TB's spats were short-term. I can't really consider them all scary. Things go in slow motion and fear is almost blocked ... I just focused on getting his feet back on the ground.
    I was scared, though, when he fell and woulded himself while unloading at a show.
         
        06-14-2009, 06:43 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Yeah, I know what you mean...when you fall - everything seems to be going at about half the speed. I'm not thinking about how scary it all is, but rather concentrating on kicking my feet out of the stirrups and not getting stepped on when I hit the pavement!!!!
         

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