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        11-17-2009, 08:08 AM
      #21
    Yearling
    Absolutely, they are the ones that make rodeos most unpleasant.

    The horsies brighten it up though!
         
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        11-18-2009, 03:14 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    Well, my bad accident didn't end up in me getting hurt and it's not too bad.
    The first time I ever rode a horse was on a horse trek while I was on holidays.
    I was told to ride a 2year old named Lofty.(at the time I didn't know that 2 years old is pretty young)
    And so we began the trek and it was quite windy. Lofty kept of prancing and I asked our guide if there was something upsetting him or something. My guide said no and so I kept going. Not 3 minutes later, Lofty bolted down the road with me holding on. I was able to stay on and he seemed to calm down and he returned to the group with the guide. I asked why he had done that and the guide said he didn't usually do that and wouldn't do it again, but I had a nagging feeling it would. About 10 minutes later, he bolted again with me, this time galloping towards a cliffs edge. I didn't know how to slow him down and he felt like he was going to keep going and go over the cliff. I finally got him to slow down and then the guide came cantering over. I begged him to let me get off but he just put a lead rope on the horses bridle and kept on going...
    Yeah, it's not really bad...
    Well, the last is once I was riding a fluffy pony about 11 or 12hh name Prince and we were out in a paddock ride and I was just nudging him to start trotting, when all of a sudden he collapsed. I pulled on the reins and he used that to balance himself...
         

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