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post #21 of 46 Old 05-13-2008, 11:34 AM
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On Ace's first trail ride (May 2nd), he did great, but when we was
almost done he decided to show out because he gotten lazy
and tired, he wasn't listening to any of my commands
and was going way to fast and shaking his head like a
maniac and bucking every now and then. It was so scary
for me because I could of gotten seriously injured. I had to
have someone pony him back for me, lol.

But overall, it was fun, he did enjoy running through the mud holes
90 mph.! Can't wait to try it again!

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #22 of 46 Old 05-13-2008, 11:40 AM
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Aw, haha that seems fun yet scary @ the same time!

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post #23 of 46 Old 05-13-2008, 11:54 AM
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Ha ha ha no. It was in Beaver Creek Ohio and we where on a ridge with a really low valley below, we heard music and we saw smoke from a campfire down in the middle of the valley. The guy who was in the front explained to the rest of us that there are several cults that live out in the woods at that park and we had to go really fast when ever we thought we where near a cult because you never know what they could do
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post #24 of 46 Old 05-13-2008, 12:55 PM
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after a nice long relaxing trailride... I pulled the IDIOT card out of my pocket and raced my friend as fast as I could across the cornfield to the edge of the paved road where I expected my horse to go from fullblast to standing calmly while waiting for traffic...

He stopped for a second and then bolted into the road. I still remember looking straight at the grill of a dodge astro, it was beige. I think he saw it the same time I saw it, he reared and fell over, and was careful not to land on me, we were laying next to the car and I said... "GET UP SO I CAN SEE IF YOUR HURT"... he got up and LEFT ME! he went home and I had to walk, and 9 million people saw it, ok, maybe not 9 million but the entire barn at least... and what could I do but listen to the world tell me what a dumb-@$$ I was!

couple years later the horse whisperer came out... talk about scary....
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post #25 of 46 Old 05-13-2008, 12:58 PM
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Woah...that must've been realllly scary...
I am glad you were okay.

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post #26 of 46 Old 05-14-2008, 03:58 AM
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Some very scary moments everyone's had...

The two that popped right into my mind happened to my friend's while I was with them...

I was with my friend and her QH gelding, Quincy. She had him for over 16 years so knew all of his little quirks. One day we were approaching a steep cliff into the riverbed on one side and on the other the road was right next to us. Thankfully not a busy road.

Quincy spooked at the guard railing along the cliff and started backing up over the cliff. I freaked and froze, but Jennifer didn't. To this day we still talk about how she saved him, it was amazing! She was bareback and leaped off of him, landing towards the front of his shoulder, while she jumped she had managed to flip the reins over his head and as soon as her feet hit the groud she was pulling him back up away from the cliff! I still don't know how she did it...

The other time was with my friend Lisa. We were crossing a small wooden bridge that we had gone over numerous times. I was in the middle of it when she got to the other side. A plank was loose on the end and her horse freaked and started spinning! I watched in horror as her foot hit the side and slipped over... followed by the rest of her. Lisa jumped clear and her mare landed next to her. The fall was just about 3' but it felt like eternity. I can still picture the terror on Lisa's face... but as soon as Brandy (the mare) stood up Lisa was calling for me to catch her and see if she was ok.
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^^^^ OH CRAP!
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post #28 of 46 Old 05-14-2008, 11:35 AM
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Wow those are VERY scary!! That's just amazing how she saved him like that.

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post #29 of 46 Old 05-14-2008, 04:50 PM
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I know!!! I realized after those two times I'm not the person you want to have around in an emergency... I kind of panic and freeze.
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post #30 of 46 Old 05-14-2008, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by LuvMyPaint
I know!!! I realized after those two times I'm not the person you want to have around in an emergency... I kind of panic and freeze.
Crap! Those were seriously scary!

I can completely relate to you in the freezing part. Usually if freak out and just stand there. Then have a million great ideas flood my brain right after! But every once in a while I pull a feather out and do the right thing!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20

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