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post #11 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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No, but there's been a time or two when I think I embarrassed my horse
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post #12 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 01:56 PM
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We all start somewhere.

I haven't ride in almost two years due to jobs and broken legs and stuff. I'm not even going to begin judging anyone. LOL

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post #13 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 03:21 PM
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I'm never embarrassed by beginners, or people's riding capabilities as everyone is different in style, method, and skill. I am embarrassed however when people riding with me treat others like dirt and make comments about other people's skills (annoys me to no end). My own riding I'm highly embarrassed about even though I've been told by many that it's good, I don't believe it.
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I really wasn't trying to be rude, or make fun of him. He was even laughing at himself. He had seen us ride countless times, and others as well, and knew the proper way to hold the reins. He held each rein way high up in the air, and turned the horse that way.
And yes, my riding embarrasses me, I am overweight.
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 04:13 PM
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My riding buddy! She is no way new to horses, but instead of correcting them when they do wrong, she screams at them, and she is not a quiet person! I hate it!
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post #16 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 04:43 PM
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cowgirllinda I wasn't trying to insinuate you were, just wanted to make that clear good natured poking fun is fine by me! I probably would have laughed a little too.
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post #17 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 06:15 PM
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I would never be embarrassed by anyone with enough guts to get on 1000+ pounds of muscle that can go 40 mph. As long as no one, including the horses, gets hurt, I'm cool.
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post #18 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 06:44 PM
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Funny story here - when my husband and I were first going together, he couldn't wait to spend time with me at any opportunity - (we both worked full time, and I was going to college) Anyway, on a day I was off work, I had a biology exam, and decided afterwards I'd treat myself to an hour trail ride @ the local State Park....he called and asked if I had plans that day, and he really wanted to see me. I said, "I sure do! I'm going trail riding after my exam!" Here's where true love comes in.... "Do you mind if I meet you there? I suppose I could trail ride". "Sure! I'll be there at 1:00!" It was on that day I learned he is deathly afraid of being on/or close to a horse other than with a gate between - because he was a 'first timer', we had to do the whole hour at only a walk. The funny part was when I looked behind me for the 100th time to check on him, he had just let his horse walk right into some bushes off of the trail! He was literally sitting on a horse in a thick stand of bushes, and didn't have the faintest idea of how to maneuver 3 ft back to the trail!! It was hilarious!! I didn't laugh, nor was I embarrassed, but let's just say I later found that he was petrified the whole time, but wanted to see me that bad! He's never been on a horse since, but since then, we've become blissfully wed, and he's thrilled that I have my horses. He enjoys giving them carrots from the other side of the gate, and we live "Happily Ever After" :)
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Funny story here - when my husband and I were first going together, he couldn't wait to spend time with me at any opportunity - (we both worked full time, and I was going to college) Anyway, on a day I was off work, I had a biology exam, and decided afterwards I'd treat myself to an hour trail ride @ the local State Park....he called and asked if I had plans that day, and he really wanted to see me. I said, "I sure do! I'm going trail riding after my exam!" Here's where true love comes in.... "Do you mind if I meet you there? I suppose I could trail ride". "Sure! I'll be there at 1:00!" It was on that day I learned he is deathly afraid of being on/or close to a horse other than with a gate between - because he was a 'first timer', we had to do the whole hour at only a walk. The funny part was when I looked behind me for the 100th time to check on him, he had just let his horse walk right into some bushes off of the trail! He was literally sitting on a horse in a thick stand of bushes, and didn't have the faintest idea of how to maneuver 3 ft back to the trail!! It was hilarious!! I didn't laugh, nor was I embarrassed, but let's just say I later found that he was petrified the whole time, but wanted to see me that bad! He's never been on a horse since, but since then, we've become blissfully wed, and he's thrilled that I have my horses. He enjoys giving them carrots from the other side of the gate, and we live "Happily Ever After" :)
That is so sweet! I finally convinced my boyfriend to come ride with me for the first time in over two years this weekend. The last time he was on a horse he was about 8, and his account of the story was "The horse got scared, took off, and tried to jump the pasture fence and I fell". When I inquired to his mother the actual story goes "He had learned some basic riding at camp, like how to steer, post the trot, etc. This was my extremely well trained push button horse and while trotting along he accidentally kicked him into canter. The horse calmly cantered up to the 3' fence, and he fell off halfway into the jump". Gotta love different accounts of the same story, but either way his last horse riding experience was over 10 years ago and not-so-pleasant.

My boyfriend was going to ride my horse, and I was riding another boarder's horse. We went to get him out of the pasture and the little twit threw a small buck, ran around the paddock once, and came right back to us. He said "THAT'S why I don't like horses. They do stuff like that and it's DANGEROUS!". I finally got him on my horse and he was scared that if he pulled back on the reins that he'd pull the horse over on top of him!! My horse took a couple of steps, and he freaked out thinking that the horse was going to bolt with him and try to hop the 4-5' arena fence. They got used to each other and walked calmly around the arena for the entire ride- even "jumping" a few ground poles at the walk

Meanwhile, the horse I was riding was a complete twit, lol.
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post #20 of 27 Old 11-12-2013, 09:20 PM
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I'm embarrassed by myself! Apollo is my first horse in 5 years, and while I was never formerly trained. I'm sure back then I didn't as horribly uncoordinated as I do now. At least Apollo doesn't care. He loves to go out, even though I suck. Haha.
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