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SCARY, SCARY moments at horse shows
I haven't had one, but my riding instructor was jumipng 4 feet in this jumping class, and her horse had been doing a great job really tucking in his feet. Well, they jumped over this one jump, and she said that it's like her horse forgot to unfold his legs. The horse landed on his chest and slided!!!!! Luckily, nobody was seriously injured, but they finished the course......
That is pretty scary :shock:
Ugh. We had a girl that would run barrels on the weekends. She would never turn her horse at the end of the pattern (There was no alley) because she said her horse knew to stop. One day the horse didnt stop and slammed right into the fence. She broke like 4 ribs, her pelvis, and a bunch of other stuff.
Wow, that is very scary! Whew...I'm glad nobody was seriously hurt.
I saw a little girl on a horse standing at the end of a flat class along all the other horses. The horse suddenly gets down on the ground and starts rolling with the little girl still on the horse!
It took 4-5 grown man to rip the girl off the horse and kick the horse back up.There is a video on youtube somewhere about it.
I have seen some pretty nasty falls as well. Some which caused serious injuries and others the rider was just plain lucky.
One time I was on my old horse Sydney, at my old barn we had a huge indoor arena (I'm guessing 200x80 might have been bigger I don't know) Any ways I was with my friend Jamie and she had two friends there. Well they had to horses out so I was only using half the arena and i was running my horse making him take sharp turns. We were practicing for barrels, Well the dirt was really loose in some places from a couple TBs early that day (they rip around there like crazy) well Sydney's foot sunk in one and we both flipped, I flew off and landed on my head (to this day I can not believe I didn't snap my neck) Sydney did a full flip and landed on his back. I was in shock, that was one of the most scariest thing ever to happen to me.
For like three months after that I was was so scared to run Sydney anywhere!
I had a horse land on top of a 1m oxer at a showjumping comp once. That was scary, and Miss Chloe was trembling at the end of it, around her fetlock especialy, and I was worried there was a fracture in there!!
my most scary moments are the one's where someone's itty bitty kid was over-mounted...the horse takes off, the kid flops forward hugging the horses neck...the show stops...and 30 people run to help (which ends up scaring the horse more)...gah - i HATE those moments! :shock:
^^^^^eep i know!!! at a rodeo one time a little boy was doing muttin bustin where the little kids ride the sheep. well i dk why but they have i guess "pick up men" for the bigger events and one of the ppick up horses was tied next to the chutes and the kid fell off the sheep right next to the chute landed behind the horse and the horse kicked him in the head. thankfully he was wearing a helmet with a cage thing over the face part. he was ok but the owner of the horse and the dad of the kid got in a big fist fight and the police had to come. now that was scary...i left at that point
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