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post #11 of 22 Old 02-17-2012, 10:55 AM
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I don't what those ppl were expecting by waving their arms around, especially the guy with the bag! We've all been in those situations unfortunatly and as hard as it is you HAVE TO STAY CALM!! I'm wondering why they didn't close off one of the big doors and create a catch pen, probably would have been my first move when things got out of hand.
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post #12 of 22 Old 02-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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this made the rounds here a while ago......It is scary tho
Yea, I've seen this vid a few times that last couple of years on different forums. It is madness though! Yikes.
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post #13 of 22 Old 02-17-2012, 11:11 AM
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Old video y'all, and all the horses and people were fine afterward.

The reason the first horse went crazy was because it was determined that there was a wasp nest near the gate, and they were stinging him. Any horse, regardless of the breed, is going to go spazzy when they're being stung.

I don't agree with how it was handled, but once you know those horses were being stung and not just going crazy for no reason, it makes more sense as to why they were acting that way.

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post #14 of 22 Old 02-17-2012, 11:20 AM
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Yep, old but still pretty bad.

IDK why there isn't a bucket of feed outside the arena in case of emergencies. Screaming, running, and not evacuating the other harnessed horses immediately is just plain stupid.

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post #15 of 22 Old 02-17-2012, 11:28 AM
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Old video y'all, and all the horses and people were fine afterward.

The reason the first horse went crazy was because it was determined that there was a wasp nest near the gate, and they were stinging him. Any horse, regardless of the breed, is going to go spazzy when they're being stung.

I don't agree with how it was handled, but once you know those horses were being stung and not just going crazy for no reason, it makes more sense as to why they were acting that way.
I don't blame them!!! If I see a wasp nest anywhere, I'm outta there! I probably would've gone more crazy than the horses. I once jumped of a moving tractor cause there was a wasp by me. Not my brightest move, but those things scare me to death
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I hate when this video makes it way around because people love to judge it so quickly.

Yes, running around and screaming wasn't the best thing to do, but hindsight is 20\20. As much as we say we wouldn't have done the same thing, I bet a lot of us would. It's called shock.

I remember when I had a friend fall and her horse was loose near the road. We all took off running after him screaming his name until we realized we were making it worse. It was dumb, but it was the shock of, "He is going to run in to the road, we have to catch him NOW."

The people in the video were probably thinking, "He is going to fall and get injured or he's going to injure someone, we have to catch him NOW."

So don't be so quick to judge.
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Yep, old video. You also have to remember how much the horses can (or rather can't) see with blinders on. Given the circumstances, they did a pretty good job. They tried to keep both loose horses on the wall. They were moving around enough to try to keep the calm horses out of the way. They tried to get the other horses out when they could. The announcer specifically said to let them run. I'm going to assume that was because she figured the horses would calm down on their own. I've seen way worse responses to loose driving horses.

Take a couple of things away from this video. Always be cautious around show horses with carts. Always give them plenty of space, both on the ground and while riding. Remember that, with blinders on, their field of vision is almost nill and act accordingly. This goes for any breed in and out of the show ring.
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I hate when this video makes it way around because people love to judge it so quickly.

Yes, running around and screaming wasn't the best thing to do, but hindsight is 20\20. As much as we say we wouldn't have done the same thing, I bet a lot of us would. It's called shock.

I remember when I had a friend fall and her horse was loose near the road. We all took off running after him screaming his name until we realized we were making it worse. It was dumb, but it was the shock of, "He is going to run in to the road, we have to catch him NOW."

The people in the video were probably thinking, "He is going to fall and get injured or he's going to injure someone, we have to catch him NOW."

So don't be so quick to judge.
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Not judging, everyone handles things differently, and it was definitely a stressfull situation. And I've seen ppl react a lot worse. Just saying EVERYONE (including me) can benifit from learning how and practicing staying calm in stressful situations.
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It may be an old video, but first time I've ever seen it. I agree above, all those people running around flapping their arms, then jumping away, without even trying to grab reins. Maybe they should have a horse and rider, who can rope, on stanby, so he/she can rope the loose horse. I wouldn't want to ride up on one that has a cart behind it, but at least rope it and stop it before all the madness happens.
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post #20 of 22 Old 02-17-2012, 11:40 AM
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My comment wasn't directed toward you, smurf, just in general.

And it was a little too late to "learn" when it was already happening.

Sorry, this video has just been drug up SO many times that it makes me angry. So, I'm not going to bother with it anymore.
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