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    05-14-2008, 08:18 PM
Yeah...I usually TRY to stay calm lol I just freeze too.
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    05-14-2008, 10:43 PM
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When Beauty severed the tendons in her right leg and the artery in her left, the lady that was there kept telling me to stay calm. I was underneath her, holding the leg with my bare hands and I kept yelling "get me something for this, get me a rope, gauze, a t-shirt, anything!" and she kept saying, just stay calm, you are not helping matters, stay calm. I didn't know at the time that a horse won't bleed out that fast even though the blood is PUMPING out like that, I really thought she was going to die on the spot, of course the vet actually said it was superficial and happens more often then you think (the artery - not the tendons...)... who knew? Anyway, I called the vet and my dad on the cell while holding preasure with my bare hands and listening to this women continue to tell me to STAY CALM. When my dad got there, I got all the stuff he needed to make a tourneqout while he held preasure, and she was STILL telling me to stay calm! I was so mad, I was furious... It wasn't until the next day that my brother (who also showed up and helped AWESOMELY) said to me, you do know she was panicking don't you? I had no idea, that was how she reacted... to tell people to stay calm... she was basically frozen... I would have rathered she be frozen than telling me to ... STAY CALM!!!! LOL....
    05-14-2008, 11:34 PM
Farmpony that is weird! And funny! And scary!! All at the same time!

My story's not that bad, but it freaked me out. I was trail riding a year ago with five other people. I was riding a 29 year old paint gelding, and I was bringing up the rear. So, we got to this one part of the trail where there was a steep hill. There was no way around it, because the other fork in the trail (that we usually take) was cut off by a ginormous fallen tree. So every started to go down the hill, one at a was kinda slippery and scary to watch, but everyone in front of me made it down safely.
I was getting ready to go when our leader looked back up and said "Uh-oh. I forgot about ole Breezy back there!" I decided this was totally not a good idea, so I was going to turn around and go back to the barn. I pulled on the reins to turn, but Breezy wouldn't have it! He did not want to leave.
So he started walking forward, down this dirt clumped, tree-leg littered rock pile of a hill!! I pulled back on his reins and did everything I could to get him to stop, and he wouldn't have it!! So he continues to stumbled down the hill rocks, tumbling down after us. Finally, I just gave up. I released the reins, closed my eyes and held on TIGHT to the horn, so he could just do his thing.
THANK GOODNESS I can say, he made it down safely, and no one was hurt.

OK, so it's really not a scary story, but it freaked me out haha!!
    05-15-2008, 04:14 AM
I can see why MaryMoo - one thing I HATE doing on horseback is going downhill. Even if it's a nice trail, I stil don't like it.

That's awful farmpony! Did your mare heal up fine?
    05-15-2008, 05:34 AM
All I can say is eeek to some of the posts above

Hahaha horse riders are crazy people

A couple more of mine, not to horrible but spooky enough situation

I was out riding Banjo and leading/ ponying Foxy. They descided to spaz as this big black tarp/plasic thing in the bushes :roll: That was easy enough to control as I new it was there and I new they were most likely to get a fright. And so I crossed the road to go right around it. The bad thing is I had to walk along the side of the street with houses on it which I hate doing.
And sure enough a huge black dog came running out barking. It was a bloody solid thing...some cross bred. Dragging a chain , so obviously was supposed to be tied up. I yelled at it as it ran up, which stopped it, but only for a moment. It turned for Banjos back end :( Started snarling and snapping at him , I was still yelling at it, And thank heaven for my wonderfull horse, he stood perfectly still, not even freaking out. Then in one swift movment with his back leg...WHAM. He kicked the dog dead on. It rolled for like over 3 meters or somthing along the road then ran away ..hehe.
I checked Boo once around the corner, and he had a scratch right up on the inside of his hind leg stupid dog actually bit him, obviously why he kicked it :P .

Kinda funny as he was scared of a bag but when it came to a serious situation straight after he kept his cool so proud of him that day.

O and another one that got my heart racing......
Foxy the loony started bucking when I was riding him down the hill and it aint a little hill. Then to my horror as I try to control him the bridle broke So the nose band started sliding up his face. He stopped half way down, and I jumped off to fix the bridle. Hehe then carried on with my ride, lol. I ended up finding a tiny bit of metal wire half stuck under his horse shoe ( farrier was amazed I even saw it ) which I believe was what cased him to buck. But yea freaked me the hell out at the time :roll:
    05-15-2008, 08:23 AM
I hate running into dogs on a trail I'm usually very pleased when Vida kicks them to the curb
Farmpony, how did she cut her legs?
    05-15-2008, 11:32 AM
Haha Bitless yes we are! Woah, I wouldn't want my horse bucking down a hill like that, LOL!
    05-15-2008, 02:29 PM
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The artery, as I said... apparently was GET THIS! Superficial... the blood GUSHED with every beat of her heart! SUPERFICIAL! Anyway, that one healed w/out a scar, just a few stitches at the house and then at the equine hospital they redid them because they had a cleaner facility... the tendons, which in all honosty, to me, looked like a gash that needed a couple stitches and would be fine... took a 4 hour surgery and 4 months to heal... she's really good now, she has a permanent limp, but it's mechanical because of mobility, not because of pain...
    05-15-2008, 05:13 PM
That's good she healed up farmpony! Curious as well on how she did it? Although, half the time we never even know do we?

I just remembered two that actually happened to me... Bitless reminded me when she was talking about ponying.

I was ponying Teak last year down to the riverbed. I had taken him down there before, but never by the water (because of my mare's legs - last summer I finally decided she could take the sand).

So anyways... I was prepared for a struggle the 1st time into the water. My friend got right behind him to push him in and I started in. Well his feet got to the edge and he stopped dead in his tracks! By the time I stopped there was a slack in the rope. Well... then the little bugger decided to leap in and landed half on top of my mare's rear end! His hoof hit me in the back, but not hard. He slid off and stood there shaking. My friends started walking by and the water was splashing everywhere, so he started struggling again. I told everyone to freeze until he got used to it. Within a few minutes he was sniffing and pawing the water and relaxed. After that I had no problems getting him in the water.

The other time was in the riverbed (again ponying Teak about a month later). We got to the middle of the river and stopped the horses for a drink and rest. Teak was having a grand ol time stomping the water and sucking it up. I was watching him play when all of a sudden he took off running. I still had hold of the lead rope so he ran a half circle about 10' out and then the rope hit my friend in the shoulder and I dropped the rope! Luckily no one was hurt...

OH... the reason he spooked... I saw it when he took off. There was an island in the river by us and a Great Blue Heron took off out of it not 15' from us... so I really don't blame him for that.
    05-15-2008, 05:29 PM
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You know... those heron have been known to eat horses in one big gulp! It's no wonder the spook!

Ok,... welll..... how did she do it.... alright..... here go's.....

I let this 9 year old ride her.... we had just built the barn a few months before and there was left over siding that was piled next to the barn on what is goign to be the pad for my trailer parkign. It's between the ring and the barn, there is no fence around my ring...I told my husband that was a dangerous place to put it... he was goign to move it... the kid thought it would be cool to climb the 3 foot embankment, I told her not to... to late... it happened... I did tell my husband to move the siding, yes... but... you know... the day after it happened, I pulled the tractor up and moved the siding in less than ten minutes... i'm a bad bad bad bad bad bad BAD horsemommy..........

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