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post #11 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 01:50 AM
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Tiny, glad you are ok.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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post #12 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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yeah, an inch or two more sideways and your face would have been toast.
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post #13 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Tiny, glad you are ok.

thanks. I am a very cautious rider.( not timid, cautious)
I see the possibilities around ever corner. natural born worrywort, and since I am not no killer rider , I have to use a lot of commons sense. but, i have yet to break a bone .
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post #14 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 02:03 AM
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That mare sure put me in check!!

Yes, human.

I am 10x your size, human.

Yes, I can kill you, human.

And, yes, I just might.

And, I'm glad you're okay, as well.

It's amazing how good they are reminding you at how fragile you are, and life is. I think that's why I like them so much- they force ya to have some humility :)
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My most horrifying close call came at the expense of my daughter.

We bought her a new pony, and the woman had said he was a bit hard to catch out in a large field. I told her that was fine and that I'd bring out a bucket if needed but he wouldnt be turned out into a large pasture. I assumed rather than questioned her further that he would run off, as so many kids ponies do. We unloaded the pony at home and let him into the yard infront of the stalls to stretch his legs and get his stall ready. A half hour later DD asked if she could catch the pony and I told her that was fine but if he walked away she was to stop and let me do it. She walked up to him, he quickly spun around and attempted to double barrel her in the head. My bro in law and I couldnt get there nearly fast enough.. how he missed I will never know. It was the anniversary of my Mom's death and I'm convinced she was watching out for her. DD fell and started crying... because she got her hand dirty in the muck.

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post #16 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 09:28 AM
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That mare sure put me in check!!

Yes, human.

I am 10x your size, human.

Yes, I can kill you, human.

And, yes, I just might.

And, I'm glad you're okay, as well.

It's amazing how good they are reminding you at how fragile you are, and life is. I think that's why I like them so much- they force ya to have some humility :)
It is very humbling, but empowering at the same time. That horses as large as they are would let humans lead and direct their movement is mind boggling.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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post #17 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 09:56 AM
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Glad you survived OK
These things really do make you realize you should never take your eye of the game though
My husband & I in our youth (!!!) used to always ride our horses in bareback in headcollars (no helmets of course) when we grazed them in the field furthest from the barn - ride one leading one. One night I managed to drop the lead rope of the one I was leading and he went totally out of character and galloped off, the others saw it as a race and that was it. The land was really uneven and full of deep wet patches. I can still see my DH ahead of me going around corners at full gallop and for some reason still hanging on to the one he was leading.
I have no idea why but while it was happening it all seemed hysterically funny and I was peeing myself laughing - we still laugh about it now because we also survived but it was so dangerous
Oh and I was also 5 months pregnant. Crazy
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subbing! I'll post later because I'm at school lol

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My most horrifying close call came at the expense of my daughter.

We bought her a new pony, and the woman had said he was a bit hard to catch out in a large field. I told her that was fine and that I'd bring out a bucket if needed but he wouldnt be turned out into a large pasture. I assumed rather than questioned her further that he would run off, as so many kids ponies do. We unloaded the pony at home and let him into the yard infront of the stalls to stretch his legs and get his stall ready. A half hour later DD asked if she could catch the pony and I told her that was fine but if he walked away she was to stop and let me do it. She walked up to him, he quickly spun around and attempted to double barrel her in the head. My bro in law and I couldnt get there nearly fast enough.. how he missed I will never know. It was the anniversary of my Mom's death and I'm convinced she was watching out for her. DD fell and started crying... because she got her hand dirty in the muck.
Just the visual image of this, while reading it, was enough to make me have a little OMG moment over my coffee. Thank God she is ok.
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post #20 of 31 Old 05-01-2013, 03:35 PM
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Just the visual image of this, while reading it, was enough to make me have a little OMG moment over my coffee. Thank God she is ok.
It was without a shadow of a doubt, the most terrifying moment in my life. It shouldn't have happened.. why on earth would I let her walk up to a pony that I had such limited knowledge of? Who does that?!?!

I don't know how the pony missed... we could see the hair on her head move, it was so close, a hoof either side of her head. When I think of it, I can still see it so clear that it may as well be happening in front of me now.

I'm not religious... but somebody was watching out for her that day.

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
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