Ground work saved a LIFE today! Long, sorry! - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 37 Old 08-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 2,763
• Horses: 1
Wow, I am really sorry all that happened, but thank the lord for that horses ground skills and manners! Thanks for sharing!

When God Made Horses, He Painted The Good Ones.
"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day."
Jillyann is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 37 Old 08-23-2009, 03:55 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maine
Posts: 3,850
• Horses: 2
Yes I have to agree with SD that she sounds like a very good headed filly. Should have a great future with her.
Walkamile is offline  
post #23 of 37 Old 08-23-2009, 05:29 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,195
• Horses: 0
That's amazing! And truly emphasises the need for solid groundwork. I know I need to work more on it.

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
AussieDaisyGirl is offline  
post #24 of 37 Old 08-24-2009, 12:23 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 4,510
• Horses: 2
Thank you kevinshorses for saying what everyone has been thinking. About time.

Awesome story girl! I mean, obviously not awesome he got hurt, but a good testement to the neccesity of proper ground work. Something similair happened to me, riding my Arab gelding when I was 13. He'd been trained to stop dead when someone fell off. We were riding in winter, and coming around a curve, he slipped and went down behind the barn. I was riding English and the force of him crushing my leg between his body and the ice actually cause the stirrup to bend (I still have it!) When he stood up, I was dangling from his side like a Christmas ornament because my foot was trapped. I just calmly said "whoa" and proceeded to holler like crazy for my sister. It took her a good few minutes to hear me and come running out. My angel stood stock still the entire time, and in pain from the boff to his ribs.

It always gives me chills thinking about that day and what COULD have happened. I truly believe groundwork is the key to everything. Some of the signals may change when riding, but that trust and dependability is still there.

I sincerely hope your friend heals fast, and a huge kudos to his brilliant training saving his life! Kudos to you as well for being so quick to act.

I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.

MacabreMikolaj is offline  
post #25 of 37 Old 03-31-2012, 09:32 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,313
• Horses: 1
Woah! That's scary!!
I've been doing ground work with my mare recently, and she knows the word "woah"
I was canter around, and a friend of mine had her horse out and told him to "woah" and my horse stopped dead, and i almost flew off!

I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart
Lexiie is offline  
post #26 of 37 Old 04-09-2012, 08:07 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: vandalia il
Posts: 268
• Horses: 3
I have a mft and whoa. is everything to him i think he prides himself on it... lol hes by far the best at grownd wrk i have. but whoa can be crazy scary when hes running... awesome story i knew grownd work at 7 was still good!
greenbryerfarms is offline  
post #27 of 37 Old 04-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Super old thread....
mls and Wallaby like this.
equiniphile is offline  
post #28 of 37 Old 04-13-2012, 09:50 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: WA
Posts: 26
• Horses: 1
wow that is an amazing story.
hkfarms is offline  
post #29 of 37 Old 09-06-2012, 09:47 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 346
• Horses: 0
Considering that it's been a LONG time since I've been on a horse, one that was old and docile at that, what's the best thing to start on when training the horse on ground work? I have future plans to gentle and train my own foal.
AbsitVita is offline  
post #30 of 37 Old 09-06-2012, 10:40 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,791
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by RiosDad View Post
when the saddle totally slipped around and I was dumped and the saddle was hanging under the horse and I was laying on the ground looking up. He never moved a muscle.
Since no one is going to say it, I will. 'BREAST COLLAR"!!!
You were very lucky!!

nvr2many is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
ground work appylover31803 Natural Horsemanship 11 12-11-2008 03:50 PM
my horse basically saved my life the other day.... xoLivxo Horse Talk 3 08-11-2008 01:44 AM
Ground work MrsSnyder Horse Training 2 08-30-2007 09:09 AM
Ground work help?? ferret_lovr Horse Training 7 05-27-2007 12:41 AM
haflinger to trainer ground work or saddle work????? carriegeorge100 Horse Training 3 05-10-2007 01:43 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