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post #11 of 24 Old 03-10-2020, 06:38 PM
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I can think of another time I was nearly unseated (actually there are a few) but this one was when I was out riding an older mare that I bought, she was a very forward mare and hated to stop and stand, we were working on this, and I wanted to do some trail clearing so I had my loppers with me and got off to do some cleaning and she followed along quite well for a horse that wouldn't stand when you were mounted.
After doing the work I got on and rode over the trail again and when I came to the end there was some heavy bush to get through to the outside of the woods, I looked at it and decided the mare could push through, she was game and we went through but a vine caught me around the neck and practically pulled me out of the saddle.
I was hanging by my neck with my feet still on the saddle, I didn't want to let my feet go as I thought I might be hung there but the mare stopped and kind of turned to look at me then kind of came back under me. I was able to get the vine off and all was ok.
That was one time the mare stood quietly for me, I think she knew there was a problem.

@waresbear scary video and I can't put like to it as I have had a few of those over the years and don't like them one bit. Glad you were ok

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post #12 of 24 Old 03-18-2020, 11:26 AM
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Was riding a friend's barrel mare around in an arena. She got bored and decided it would be fun to do a quick zip around a barrel. She zigged, the saddle and I zagged and were hanging on her side. Somehow I climbed back on top with the saddle still sideways. Friend asked how I managed to do that and I said "Heck if I know, so don't ask for a repeat performance". LOL That was back when I was still young and spry, today I would be on the ground.

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post #13 of 24 Old 03-18-2020, 11:55 AM
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My mare reared, spun (and I lost my stirrups somewhere in the spin) and took off bucking across the arena. I had an audience and no one watching could quite believe I stayed on!
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post #14 of 24 Old 03-18-2020, 12:53 PM
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Great stories!

I think the best one was when I was riding a horse that I didn't know in a group. We were exercising endurance horses. Miles of trotting.

The gelding I was on was at the back. He began to buck. And leap. With a dash of wiggles.

I was unable to stop him. The ground was slick, so I opted not to try turning sharply. But I was able to navigate around the other seven horses and riders.

Once well out in front he lost interest in this nonsense and went back to work.

He and I worked on transitions. He was fine. I think it was high spirits, first outing in a while, being in a group, etc.

Oh. I was riding a borrowed forward seat saddle.
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post #15 of 24 Old 03-18-2020, 01:12 PM
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All these stories start to bring back episodes that I have forgotten about
I had a 3 yr old that I raised from a foal and he was one of the smartest horses I ever had, also one to test you so we did have some arguments during his education but he never objected to riding, in fact loved going out. He was one of the few horses that I would ride out on trails really before he had much schooling,probably about the third time on his back we were going out on the trails.

One very windy day early in his training I was trotting along the back of the farm and a bag came whipping out of the fence line right at him. This horse was very agile and quick on his feet and he went sideways so fast I was left hanging right down on his right side. He stopped dead and as I was hanging there he looked around at me, we were practically nose to nose, and I could almost hear him say "Gee I'm sorry, didn't mean to do that to you" and he stood like a statue as I awkwardly heaved myself back up on top.

I thought that was pretty good for such a green colt.
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post #16 of 24 Old 03-18-2020, 01:34 PM
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Once I had a mare spook and bolt in a large unkempt and unfenced field. She took off at a full gallop and then wound up in a huge thorn bush, which made her come to a dead stop, so I was flung onto her neck and lost my stirrups. She did a 180 and bolted again, and I rode her neck (not with arms-wrapped-around-her-neck sort of neck ride - instead, my butt was sitting right in front of her withers and I was sitting up straight with legs over her shoulders) for a few laps of full-on gallop through the brush and thorns. Being on her neck, I wasn't going to attempt any sharp turns, so I rode it out. I feel like I used up every last bit of luck I had that day!
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post #17 of 24 Old 03-18-2020, 10:12 PM
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Like many others, I’ve had too many times to remember them all.

The most stellar, however, was the time I decided to leave bullet-proof Duke home and take nervous, dip ‘n spin Rusty on the annual Spring, all day Strolling Jim ride. I was 57 or 58, I can’t remember by now. I shouldn’t wonder why I walk with a cane these days, lol

Rusty’s also an unpredictable kicker so he also wore a red ribbon and I kept him at the tail end of 280 horses —- boy that was asking a lot, lollol

I also ride bareback, so I was hoping Rusty’s high withers would keep me on him if he did do something stupid.

It wasn’t long until we crossed into the llama pasture ———-

The females were quiet and well mannered, as they always were. The male was a holy terror this particular year and, as I later found out, had caused a horse well ahead of me to rear straight up and dump the rider, and caused another horse to dump a rider.

So, here I am well away from the other horses and guess who comes at us with his lips curled —- none other than the male llama. If I thought Rusty could dip & spin before, it was nothing compared to what he did that day, lollol

Rusty was trying hard to listen to me but that llama hissing at him was more than he could handle. In the distance I could hear the drag man hollering “RIDE ‘IM OUT! RIDE ’IM OUT! As Rusty spun -and - spun - some - more.

There was no way I was coming off that horse and have the whole county hear about it so somehow I hung on, lol

I managed to get Rusty stopped and then got off. I always carry a riding crop on Rusty which I ended up needing for the llama because he charged. Bless Rusty who stood still BEHIND me while I managed one good smack on the llama’s face with the crop. It shocked the llama long enough for the drag rider to get to us and drive the llama off.

By then Rusty was so blown, he would not move anywhere unless I walked beside him. The drag man pleaded with me to continue the ride but I explained to him Rusty was too far blown to be safe around other horses. I hand walked Rusty a mile down the road back to the trailer and home we went.

The following year I took Duke and the llama was up to his antics again. This time the llama got his come uppance as Duke went straight after the llama, just like I knew he would, and backed the llama down.

This was the last year I went on the ride as Duke got sick the next year. And that tells me this was 2006, the Rusty incident was 2005 which made me 58 - too old to be “riding anything out” without a saddle ——

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post #18 of 24 Old 03-19-2020, 09:54 AM
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Once I had a mare spook and bolt in a large unkempt and unfenced field. She took off at a full gallop and then wound up in a huge thorn bush, which made her come to a dead stop, so I was flung onto her neck and lost my stirrups. She did a 180 and bolted again, and I rode her neck (not with arms-wrapped-around-her-neck sort of neck ride - instead, my butt was sitting right in front of her withers and I was sitting up straight with legs over her shoulders) for a few laps of full-on gallop through the brush and thorns. Being on her neck, I wasn't going to attempt any sharp turns, so I rode it out. I feel like I used up every last bit of luck I had that day!
This is one where I wish I had video.

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post #19 of 24 Old 03-19-2020, 10:34 AM
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This is one where I wish I had video.
Amen

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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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post #20 of 24 Old 03-19-2020, 10:57 AM
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This is one where I wish I had video.
I agree! This isn't my video, but I think it's a good visual to what it probably looked like.

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