Originally Posted by dbarabians
Sullysrider this is a drama free thread. No bickering or judgmental post have been seen on this thread.
We respect everyone and you are very welcome to join us. Shalom
Yup. What he said. :) Honestly it doesn't even feel like this thread is part of the forum.
Ugh. I am so mad at myself tonight. Y'all ever had a total "why the heck did you do that" moment? Yea. Put me on that list. My girls and I took a short little 1 hour trail ride this evening. It was perfect. Temp was perfect, no wind, and the horses were all on their best behavior. I even had my youngest son in the saddle with me. So we get home and the girls ask for some help unsaddling. Let me preface by noting I have this strict rule to myself that I never ever tie a horse up by the reins. Lost too many bridles that way in my 25 years of horsemanship. But it was getting dark fast and so what do I do? I skip that ever so important step of swapping to a halter real quick and tie my mare up by the reins so I could help out real quick. No problem, everything gets done, and now that it's almost dark, I turn back to my horse. I take the bridle off and hang it over the saddle horn. The reins were still tied though. I reach for the halter and go for the reins all about the same time and what does she do??? She starts backing up, feels unfamiliar pressure on the horn, and promptly spooks. My nice Amish made bridle that matches my breast collar perfectly does NOT slip off the saddle horn and shoots in pieces all over a 10ft radius. GRRRRRR! One small consolation, the reins, which I just spent $30 on, are still intact. I'm an idiot.