Huge massive vent aaaaargh - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 01:42 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mississippi, Usa
Posts: 2,978
• Horses: 0
Yeah if you have a wreck with the tractor trailer, it's a safe bet to say the tractor trailer will win that battle.

I agree, some people are stupid around trailers of any sort, and it's not worth risking your life for.
Katesrider011 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:34 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,188
• Horses: 24
People are stupid, what can you do? I am extremely thankful that where I live is very rural. In order to get to a city with more than 10,000 people, I have to drive for at least 2 hours. I will never forget a story my Dad tells all the time. He was riding with one of his bosses many, many years ago in some big city. They were not pulling a trailer but they were driving one of those huge honking trucks with the trailer ball that sticks way out behind. There was this woman who was a complete and utter witch about riding their ass no matter how fast they went. If they slowed down, she would lay on the horn and start shouting obscenities out of her window. So, at one of the stoplights, they started to speed up toward a yellow light and then hit the brakes. She rear ended them and drove the trailer ball right through the front of the radiator on her little sports car. When the light turned green a minute later, they just drove off and left her there (illegal as that was even in the '70s). The boss's truck had zero damage and her car was demolished.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #23 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
Posts: 1,870
• Horses: 3
I was taught when I was 15 in drivers ed that anything with more than two axels has a 1-3 block at least longer stopping distance. Which means my truck and trailer has 4 axels and I start stopping around a block before the light, however I also go about 5 under. AND STALE GREEN LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC CAMS SCARE ME.
I get zoomed around by all the little cars that can speed up and make the light. I try to go slow and give myself stopping time because I know it'll turn yellow when I get past stopping point and i'll get my picture taken rolling through the intersection.

I remember my first trainer I had from 3 years old to 10 took me to my first show when I was 9. I didn't understand anything about driving but I did know what you're not supposed to do which is cut anybody off. Some idiot cut us off only to slam on his breaks at the light in front of us. Within a second she had the rig parked and was out of the truck at his window screaming at him. It was muffled since I was inside the truck but her flailing arms told the story. She was pissed!

Third trainer I was showing with from 13 to 16 years old took me and a couple of her other students to the beach. We had a 6 horse gooseneck living quarters and her family's huge truck. Everyone on the road was very inconsiderate but of course that's nothing new. One guy though was trying to taunt us. He'd weave in and out in front of us, braking for no reason and just being a completely idiot. Kim pulled out her cellphone and called the state patrol. We took a detour following this jackhole until he was pulled over.


Just recently I had a wonderful haul which gave me a breath of fresh air. I was hauling Legacy over for some pictures and I didn't have anyone cut me off, slam on their breaks in front of me or give me a hard time getting on the freeway. It was really nice!
However just days before that I was taking Caleigh to a vet appointment and had to go over a pretty narrow bridge. Because the bridge is not truck and trailer or even Semi friendly there is a HUGE sign for both directions saying "yeild to large haul traffic" Main reason, I have to hug the side and I still cross the center line. Semi's take up the entire bridge.
Some idiot either missed the sign or more than likely though he could squeek past me so he hugged his side, jumped the curb with two wheels and almost took out his mirror. Because of his dumba** I got the finger and honked at. riiiiiight.

When life gives you lemons....chuck em at whoever is giving them to you!
I don't want lemons! I want cookies!
drafts4ever is offline  
post #24 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:38 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,322
• Horses: 3
Smrobs, I had something similar happen to me. Had the ball on the back of my truck, and some moron wasn't paying attention and slammed into it. Buckled the whole front of her car, and my truck had no damage whatsoever.

She was shrieking about her car, I was gunna get sued, blah de blah blah, when I reminded her that SHE hit ME and I'd be more than willing to wait for the cops to show up and make a report. That shut her down pretty quickly.

The strange part is that it was during morning rush hour, and I was stopped at a red light when she hit me.
Speed Racer is offline  
post #25 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:47 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,188
• Horses: 24
LOL, yep. That's one reason why I love old Soapy ('86 Chevy 1-ton). He looks like hell but he runs like a top and he's built like a tank. He's been in lots of scrapes that would have killed a lesser truck. He makes me feel very safe when I'm behind the wheel.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #26 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:51 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
I actually somewhat understand people going crazy on weekday in traffic. However on weekends it drives me bananas. Although I have to say for the most part people are very tolerant when I drive my trailer, especially given the fact where I live (Maryland is one of those states with the rudest drivers). The worst ones are those utility tracks, UPS, FedEx, etc. The best ones are usually bikers.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #27 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:52 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
LOL, yep. That's one reason why I love old Soapy ('86 Chevy 1-ton). He looks like hell but he runs like a top and he's built like a tank. He's been in lots of scrapes that would have killed a lesser truck. He makes me feel very safe when I'm behind the wheel.
Yep, people have much more respect for those huge older american trucks - I noticed that too. Lol!
kitten_Val is offline  
post #28 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,580
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by drafts4ever View Post
AND STALE GREEN LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC CAMS SCARE ME.
Me too! There is a highway near where my horse lives that has lights that are impossible to judge when you have a trailer, they alway turn orange at just the wrong time. Luckily no traffic camera

Smrobs - I love that your truck is a 'he' rather than an 'it'.

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
sarahver is offline  
post #29 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Was in Ocala, Fl Now In West Union SC!
Posts: 3,175
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
LOL, yep. That's one reason why I love old Soapy ('86 Chevy 1-ton). He looks like hell but he runs like a top and he's built like a tank. He's been in lots of scrapes that would have killed a lesser truck. He makes me feel very safe when I'm behind the wheel.
My dad hauls every thing with an '89 bronco! I love that beast, we even call him the beast. He's big, he's loud, he stalls because he choaks him self(needs new fuel pump) but the best thing about him is that he is INDASTRUCTABLE! I should get pics of him.

Last edited by myhorsesonador; 02-23-2011 at 03:03 PM. Reason: misspelling
myhorsesonador is offline  
post #30 of 65 Old 02-23-2011, 02:59 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,322
• Horses: 3
Y'all, when you're hauling, if you go through a traffic light that has a camera, you can fight the ticket.

Most judges, especially rural ones, know that you can't stop if you're hauling and the light turns yellow.

There are exceptions on the books just for something like that.
Speed Racer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Texas brought to a standstill by MASSIVE snowstorm... sarahver General Off Topic Discussion 34 02-07-2011 01:24 PM
It seems we have a massive tying problem coffeeaddict Horse Training 23 08-16-2010 10:37 PM
oral meds-- massive problem Lonannuniel Horse Health 7 04-02-2010 03:22 PM
Oral meds -- massive problem Lonannuniel Horse Training 7 03-15-2010 07:06 PM
Introducing Miss Gracie Lou =] [massive flood!] Pinocchios Girl Horse Pictures 7 07-29-2008 10:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome