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post #1 of 4 Old 08-10-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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my horse basically saved my life the other day....

okay so the other day me and my friend went up for a trail ride. at the top of the hill we were going up there was a big drop off. weve been up there a bunch of times, our trainers fine with it, and we are just careful. today i was leading the way because my friends one mare doesnt like geldings, so i was the first to make my way up near where the drop off was. seiko isnt spooky at all, so i was riding him pretty much at the buckle. theres a house up there where one of our old trainers lives, she recently got fired by our head trainer and owner of the barn. but we wont get into that. anyways she has two dogs. we heard them barking from the inside, then all the sudden..somone lets them out! the smaller dog stayed behind, but the huge yellow lab, who is very agressive by the way came running down the hill showing his teeth and growling. it spooked seiko and i lost both my reins and sturrips. he went galloping towards the rocky drop off. the only thing that was going through my head was both of us are gonna either A: get seriously hurt or B: get killed. i was so scared. then all the sudden, seiko stops inches away from the drop off. okay so maybe he didnt exactly save me save me, but you get the idea. haha.
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Maybe not, but that sound too close, to call to anythind else.

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^ exactlyyy.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-11-2008, 02:44 AM
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Saving your life or just reacting on instinct, who cares, both of you are safe, which is fantastic

My old boy may have saved my life once.

I was out up bush looking for some stray cattle that missed the muster. We'd been travelling for about 3 hours, mainly walking because of the rough terrain, and i was chatting to him the whole way (i swear he used to just tune me out sometimes lol). anyway, with stomach grumbling, i said "how bout some lunch mate?".

He was used to these words and knew exactly what was going to happen. anyway, i started looking around for a good picnic spot, found one and started walking him over to it. just as i had taken my foot out of the stirrup to swing off, he started dancing around. i abandoned my dismount, didn't bother to collect my stirrup again and tried to settle him down. suddenly he lunged forward (massive cat-leap style) just about unseating me, spun around, backed up about 20 strides and then stopped and put his nose down to grass. i called him every name under the sun, until i look back to my 'perfect picnic spot' to find a black snake curled up on the other side of the log i was planning on sitting on. i would have stood on it if i'd climbed off!
so yeah, i reckon he saved my life.

god i miss that old coot!
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