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post #1 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Test riding spin off/warning

If you go to see a supposedly broken horse and the owner won't ride it or doesn't have someone else to then don't you either.

My friend went yesterday to see a lovely little appy that was a freebie. Owner showed up in flip flops and said she wasn't dressed to ride so the young lady who was with my friend mounted the appy who almost immediately reared and came over backwards on the rider. Horn of western saddle got her right in the gut. She had to be air flighted out.

In my younger days I would have climbed on anything (I was pretty cocky back then) but these days I would never ride a horse that the owner or agent wouldn't get on.

The last I bought nobody rode as she was a three year old unbroken but other than that....

Just because someone wanting to unload a horse tells you they are well trained take it with a grain of salt and be safe.
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post #2 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 10:11 AM
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Oh wow that is terrible. I hope your friend recovers quickly.
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post #3 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 10:42 AM
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How scary. That is great advice.
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post #4 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 10:52 AM
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Just horrible. I hope the young lady injured will recover with no lasting issues. As for the girl that misrepresented the horse and it's training....well, karma can be a, well you know.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".

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She may get sued.
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post #6 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 11:57 AM
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I hope the young lady makes a full recovery.
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post #7 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 12:03 PM
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She may get sued.

Let us hope so...this is completely disgusting and I hope the owner of the horse is screwed.
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post #8 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 12:06 PM
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I hope your friend recovers, and it is sound advice.

I did have people coming to see my dead broke Appy when I wasn't fit to ride, my knee was kaput, so glad that they trusted him and me and rode him anyway.

After Ben dumped the first person who came to see him, I made it very clear that he was a project, and no one was trying him at my place again. I really really didn't want to see anyone hurt, and I REALLY, didn't want to be liable for an injury.

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post #9 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 03:25 PM
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Just because someone wanting to unload a horse tells you they are well trained take it with a grain of salt and be safe.
This is common sense. I hope the injured rider recovers quickly, but I don't see why this story is being used as "a cautionary tale" when it was a result of poor judgement on the rider's part. Hopping on an unknown horse is risky; anyone who's had any time in the horse world should know this.
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post #10 of 26 Old 11-11-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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This is common sense. I hope the injured rider recovers quickly, but I don't see why this story is being used as "a cautionary tale" when it was a result of poor judgement on the rider's part. Hopping on an unknown horse is risky; anyone who's had any time in the horse world should know this.
ROFL that is the whole point of the story. Use common sense which unfortunately it seems that a lot of people don't have any to use.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
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