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post #51 of 54 Old 10-21-2012, 08:08 PM
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I decided to reenact the scene in The Black Stallion where they are running together on the beach. It didn't end well... Needless to say, safety is now my #1 priority.
Holy crap!!
That looks SOOO painful!!
I have braces, and I just can't imagine..... *shudder*

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post #52 of 54 Old 10-21-2012, 11:57 PM
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Oh my, where to start?

Jumping my pony over rolls of baling wire while riding bareback. Later, jumping my thorougbred over 4 foot jumps bareback, barefoot and no helmet.

Taking lots of hay string and tying it together to make a harness, which I then attached to a sled and tied it to my pony, that actually worked pretty well. So we tried hooking her up to my baby sister's little red wagon and putting her in it (she was 3) and sending her down the road. Worked pretty good till little red wagon hit pony in the hocks..... Um um, ugly when Mom got ahold of me.

Found an oak tree that a storm had knocked down and tried to jump my 13 hand pony over it at about 3 feet high with branches sticking up everywhere, while, of course, riding bareback and helmetless. She wouldn't refuse anything but her front feet hit the tree and we both flipped end over end, how I didn't get killed I'll never know.

Tying a hay string around my horse's lower jaw and riding with one rein because I heard somewhere Indians used to do that.

I also heard Indians would lean off the side of their horses while fighting to keep from getting hit in battle, all the while shooting off their arrows under horses neck. Thought that might work good. Didn't have a bow and arrow, slingshot would do. Yeah, that was pretty......

Sliding my horse down icy hills. Racing minibikes. Riding my horse backwards. Trying to swim a large river with my pony (we nearly drowned before people in a boat saw us and helped us out) If I could think of it, I tried it.

Funny thing is, I never broke a bone. Had a few concussions though, usually I fell on my head. Guess I should be grateful I'm still alive.
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post #53 of 54 Old 10-29-2012, 12:59 AM
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Oh my gosh these stories are too funny! I just can't imagine doing half the stuff mentioned here! I've done a few dumb things, and likely will continue to, with my horses' safety in mind of course. No real childhood stories cuz im a city girl, but the ones that come to mind are riding a pony while ponying her friend about a mile to another pasture... It was so long ago I don't remember if I was bareback or not, pretty sure I was though. That was fun, but also kinda safe because we were on an island. Another was swimming with the ponies in the puget sound xD that was a blast, though not too stupid for me because I was riding a couch Of course after, I tacked her up loosely, not knowing we would take a huge hill from the beach back to the stables that they bolt up and there's not way in **** you can stop them. Thankfully they were all tired from swimming to do much more than trotting.

Another was doing bareback barrel racing on a horse who I later had a terrible fall with. But that was so much fun and like one of the only things I remember from those days (:

Jumping bareback up to 3' on a regular basis

Going mud diving with a crazy thoroughbred one of my best friends now owns. He bolted backwards into a huge ravine but was entirely mud because of the drought that year. Fell on top of me and my head was between his legs for about five minutes... Took 2 hours to get him out after we had been galloping for an hour(intermittently) and ended up dragging him out with tow straps... Not a stunt... But one of my better horse stories xD

And more recently, getting on my horse for his first time in a skirt, cami, and flats. sans helmet. oh yeah, he was completely tackless, I don't even think his cordeo was on... Somehow managed to stick on him like a tick after not riding consistently for 2 years while he went Crescent bronco. And yeah, I continue to ride him tackless (: He's so fun

my stories don't even stack up to your guys' xD but they were fun to temporarily relive. Omigosh I can't even think about jumping 2'6" after my fall, let alone a huge tractor! You have some serious guts! And sorry I don't remember your name >.< But that's awesome
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post #54 of 54 Old 10-29-2012, 01:51 AM
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My mom told me that my sister and me (her 2 & me 4) used to sneak out of the house to see my dad's horse, Ginger all the time. She would find us crawling underneath the horse or just sitting under it.
Our shetland, Rusty had been through 2 kids we got him. He was as bombproof as they get.
My sister and I rode him everywhere double & bareback with just a nylon halter and rope. No shoes, in shorts, and a tank top.
We used to jump out of trees on him all the time.
I did the Roy Rogers thing where you jump over the butt to get on. I also used sling up on him as he would run by me. Make him rear like Silver. All bareback because we weren't allowed to ride in the saddle around the house.
Tie a rope to his neck and have him pull a sleigh and our red wagon with us in it.
Also, I don't know if this is crazy but it is a cool story. My Mom's friend worked for John Galbraith back when he still had tenements on his farm in Ohio. They used to keep the 2 year olds in the pasture behind the house her friend lived in. My mom found my sister and me out there one day in the middle of a herd of 30 some stud colts. We were reading the names on their halters.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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