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post #11 of 15 Old 03-09-2012, 10:50 PM
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If I fell off my horse he'd sooner grab hold of my jacket and pick me up with his own teeth than stomp me. I don't think I could handle a horse that would try to kill me, honestly. But in the post above where the person beat the horse they pretty much had it coming.
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-11-2012, 07:30 AM
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Attempted snake stomp victim here. The big yellow fellow in my avatar did things his way until the day he died. When I first got him I tried working with him to fill in some of the holes in his education. He also has the dubious honor of being the only horse who genuinely bucked me off. He could buck!

Anyways...Puddles freaked him out. He was convinced the loch ness monster was in each and every one of them. One rainy summer day I decided to take him for a walk so that he couldn't avoid the puddles. I got about half a mile down the road leading him. We just crossed a large and warm puddle, his head was cocked sideways watching the water closely for movement. I reached to his shoulder to pat him and he flipped out. Reared full height, lashed out at me, teeth bared. No real warning other than a normal spooky horse act. I really was paying attention because he was big and strong willed. I got no warning on this. Tried to bring him back to earth for a few seconds but he was going at me. I let go of the lead and he continued the attack. Jumped into a thick mass of saplings and he continued around looking for a way in at me. We went around that thicket for what seemed like an eternity. He was lashing out and snapping like a rabid coyote. He broke off just as suddenly and galloped for home. No clue why he stopped. Possibly he heard one of my mares call. I got back to the yard and he was standing at the gate like nothing at all had happened.

Miss my big yellow dummy something fierce. 25 years of a lunatic in the pasture, it's so quiet without him doing his airs above the ground at dinner time and other high speed activity.
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-11-2012, 09:50 PM
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I have to admit to this, not once but twice, yes twice. I am an idiot, or used to be LOL.

Once I taught the cutest lil baby to play tag. Ummm yes they do grow up duhhhh. Once grown chsing and stomping become a natural thing *sigh*.

The other was my first stud colt. He was awesome!! And disrespectful as all get out. I didn't make him mind and the disrespect got out of hand. He cornered me in the run in (half a chicken house) and proceeded to stomp me and retrain me. Dad retrained him, with a Winchester.

I miss you Rascal. Every day, all day.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-11-2012, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Susan Crumrine View Post
Well, I do not know for sure because I cannot remember exactly what happened.
I was riding a stud colt, very gentle colt. He got stung by a wasp and bucked so hard and off to the right. He bucked better than I ride.
I only remember sitting up and seeing my left leg stuck out at a backwards 90 degree angle.
My surgeon, who put the rod, plates and screws in, said it was not a simple break, but crushed, and he felt Stetson had surely stepped on me.
I have tried and tried to remember, but just cannot.

that seems like something better left "un remembered". Just reading your description makes me feel ill , . . the image of that leg.
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post #15 of 15 Old 03-11-2012, 10:36 PM
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Well, my dads big roping mare manages to stomp on his toes every time he rides her... that might be because he's a jerk and she likes me more than him :P But hey....

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