Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
• Horses: 0
We were riding at the beginning of summer, my hubbys SSH was following me, we were in a trail that was VERY sandy and had some deep sand brought in and apparently fairly freshly put down. My hubbys horse did the exact same thing... he dropped his head, smelled, pawed once and down he went. Hubby got off, yelled and kicked and the horse got up, shook off and looked at hubby like "WHAT?????"
That same day, we had just crossed a river and were standing on a deep sand bar with pretty white fluffy sand, Hubby knowing better now was not in the middle of the sand but at the edge on some rock. My mare was standing quietly while I spoke with some other riders, she then absolutely dropped like a rock, no smelling, pawing or anything. but she dropped and tried to roll in the pretty white sand. I got off her and yelled and kicked her to get up and she did.. but she did look guilty. not like hubbys horse who had no idea why he was being yelled at. hahahah!
Now we know better and will watch closer when they are sweaty and sand is around.