Going through some old stuff, I found another set of videos. These ones decidedly aren't funny.
This was a really bad ice storm we had in 2007--the same one that prompted me to join this forum, actually (cabin fever and all). The ground was coated in several inches of slick, smooth ice. It looked like the ocean, and was next to impossible to walk on. It took me half an hour to go several hundred yards. The horse in this first video, popping reining moves in the initial few seconds, was stuck by the pond and could not get free. He was sliding dangerously close to falling in the water. I went over, found a piece of twine, looped it around his neck, and attempted to lead him out through the safest path. In the process, I slipped, fell on my belly, and began to slide into the pond myself. But I had the twine around his neck, and he actually held me out of the water while I used him to pull me to my feet. Then I was able to lead him to safety. http://campcreek.xanga.com/videos/0ef65645524/
This one just shows what difficulty the horses--and I, hence the shaking camera--had standing upright on the ice. They shouldn't have been turned out in those conditions. Bad call on the BO's part. http://campcreek.xanga.com/videos/b9f3c645516/
If you watch the right half of the screen, you'll see a mare slip and fall down the hill. She was, thankfully, fine. Sorry for the Blair Witch Project videography. http://campcreek.xanga.com/videos/8fbd3645509/