Trail ride blunders
Whats your scarriest, funniest, most interesting trail ride experince?
First trail ride at the new stables. We found a ground hornets nest. One of the horses and the rider was attacked by the hornets. She fell off right ON the hornets nest, and the horse with the foal ran off....thankfully the foal was not harmed.
When I was walking my horse part of the way and he pushed me into mud and my shoe got stuck in it
Crossing the creek for the first time then having to go straight up a REALLY steep hill. It was fun!
My horse wouldn't stop reaing and our backlegs slid down a deep grade off the trail
My pony jumped a huge river and i fell off in the middle of this jump and landed in the water
Took my pony up a almost vertical ingrade, where 7 horses had died from slipping and falling back down the hill.
Best/Most interesting is when I took my 4 yo paint on an overnight trail ride. It was AWESOME! Did wonders for our confidence level. He didn't know any other horses there but he rode along like a champ. I was SO proud of him! We had to cross a pretty big creek and he just tromped on through like it was no ones business! (He had never done anything like it before).
Definitely one of my favorite memories.
The next day we had a game competition instead of riding all day and i had been working on him trying to get him to canter but couldn't yet...he would just trot faster and faster. Soo we won the fastest trot competition. It was quite comical.
Worst is probably a couple of months before that when he bucked me off and it took forever to catch him and then when I finally did he kept taking off bucking. It was NO fun!
Nononon. Over the years there had been 7 horses that died because there are roots sticking up that if your horse steps in it they will break their leg, or if they slip at all, or they throw off balance they will fall back down the hill. 4 people where seriously hurt. Supposedly one person died but i doubt it. I knew my pony could do it. I just grabbed the horn, leaned forward and kicked. I let loose of my reins, i knew he'd get us up the hill. It was the funnest thing i'v ever done. My pony likes harder trails, i don't guide him on trails, he typically follows the path so i just drop my reins and just do whatever. He ususally likes to go on harder paths. Like that hill, he wanted to, he stopped at it and just looked up and kinda hesitated. I just kicked and he went.
Heh yah. He loves it, tho he loves to pretend he is scared of water :roll:
We argue alot about that.
Scariest, best, interesting ride?
I would have to say that my scariest ride was when I was riding alone and was going at a really fast lope and went around the corner of a narrow trail and there was a huge suburban creeping along about fifteen feet in front of me. :shock: I either had the choice to turn into the car or into the tree on the other side. I decided to hit the tree, smashed into with my knee and hand, sprained it pretty good and gashed up two of my fingers. My horse was ok. I was alone too(not smart, I know lol) but luckily my mare is extremly good and I just laid the reins on her neck and she got me home. She cantered for about two or three miles because i was worried I was going to pass out and wanted to get home. She did amazing that day...
Interesting ride was with the same mare and we rode home in a snowstorm along the rode when we got caught in the storm at a friends house. Pitch black out and sleet/snow blowing hard. Shaneequah(my mare) did her extended trot all the way home. My friend that was driving along side us in the van was clocking her at fourteen miles an hour at her trot...
Funniest was when I was riding a Quarter Horse pony cross and he jumped into a dam when the other horses went in front of us. He landed right in the middle with a big splash. :D
Ah, once I was on a trail (about a few yrs ago) & we were cantering through the woods. Little did we know that the trail we were on had lots of branches/leaves that needed to be cut. Soo, as we came up to all of that messy stuff, I tried to slow my horse down into a trot at least! (The horse I was riding had a fast canter, lol). Came up a bit too fast & the branch pulled ME *my horse was fine* out of the saddle & I fell right into a nasty sticker bush! My whole right arm had cuts on it; ughh it was horrible. Bleh!
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