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        10-20-2012, 07:54 PM
      #21
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    I am with MHFoundation; horse flipping or tripping over. And being dragged. For me, it's more of the horse tripping when galloping along and going arse over teakettle, with me underneath.

    I understand your anxiety about the herd situation. You are right to be uber aware when out and amoung a group of horses in a pasture.
    What she said! Never been hung up, never been flipped on......have tripped though....kept my seat thankfully!
         
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        10-20-2012, 08:04 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    I'm also very afraid of having my horse stolen. One barn I wanted to board at so badly but my gelding would be visible from the road. His old lessee tried to buy him and I wouldn't and according to a friend of mine keeps telling everyone at her new barn that she is going to be "bringing her other horse soon" friend asked what it was and she said "a buckskin QH named Chipotle" (my horse!). It's stupid because it's not like they'd ever get away with it, but I even switched farriers recently so my old one wouldn't tell her where I am now.
         
        10-20-2012, 08:09 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    My biggest fear would be...Probably 2 things.

    Faith having an accident and will have serious problems down the road. Or Faith being stolen.

    At my old barn, there were these 2 kids who were kicked out because they would 'frog around' with each other (if you know what I mean). So they wanted to take 'revenge' on the barn owner, for kicking them out, and told us that they wanted to open up the gates to the pastures and let out all the horses....

    That barn was right on the road too and the kids would get drunk, etc.

    It scared the crap out of me.
         
        10-20-2012, 08:10 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    I don't know what you mean by frog around lol..??
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        10-20-2012, 10:05 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    I don't know either but it sounds naughty!
         
        10-20-2012, 10:22 PM
      #26
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    For me, it's more of the horse tripping when galloping along and going arse over teakettle, with me underneath.
    That one I've experienced. It was awful and my darn horse still isn't finished because of that crash. I know I've shared that on here before. Woodstock - loping along and he went down in a hole up to his knee and we went arse over teakettle instantly. The crash landing for me wasn't of concern for me but it was sheer terror when I got up and saw him standing holding that leg up dangling, I was certain he broke it. He didn't but he did some major damage to tendons and soft tissues in his knee. It was a long, long recovery. He's been solid & sound now for a good bit so he is my winter project. It's about darn time. *sigh* My injuries were minor compared to his, I launched well ahead of him abrubtly so didn't end up under him fortunately. I imagine that it looked something like the roadrunner and wile e. Coyote when they tussled and rolled like tubleweeds.
         
        10-20-2012, 10:29 PM
      #27
    Trained
    A horse falling on me, which has happened more than once, due to the horse I grew up riding that was really lazy/clumsy about her feet. Anytime I'm moving faster than a trot I have that little bit of fear in the back of my head of the horse tripping and going down on top of me. It's getting better, but it's a really ingrained fear for me.

    The other is my horse spooking into the road while I'm riding and getting hit by a car.
         
        10-20-2012, 10:33 PM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Never thought of that one.. but yes that is a great fear of mine.. being hit by a care while up on my horse..
         
        10-20-2012, 11:10 PM
      #29
    Yearling
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    If I am in the pasture with say 12 horses surrounding me.why- lol.. again.. I don't like that feeling.. If one of the horses was to kick one horse..and then me be stuck in the middle of it all..
    I've dealt with that one first hand. When I was doing a horse course, we would all take out two buckets of feed each to feed the horses (around 15 of them). One of the days I was the first in the paddock, so naturally I was swamped. Everything was fine and the horses started to ease off as other people came in, but the alpha mare and a few others stuck with me. I emptied out the first bucket, and alpha dove in. All but one of the horses moved off. I went to walk off to the next feeder, but the alpha mare decided to send a warning to the lingering horse, swinging her but in his general direction and kicking out. I was also in his general direction, and ended up with a clydesdale x hoof print literally on my butt. It was painful, especially since not an hour later I was due for a 4 hour drive home.

    My biggest fear right now is having another bad fall, and that's for a couple of reasons. The first is that I'm worried my already stuffed back won't be able to take it. The second is that it will terrify my mother. She's still haunted by memories of seeing me lying unconscious in the paddock, and that fact haunts me.

    My other fear is choosing the wrong horse again, and ending up with one I can't handle, or is sick/injured.

    I have puny fears. I've dealt with most other things, except having a horse fall under me or flip.
         

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