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post #1 of 20 Old 06-05-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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What's the best display of sportsmanship you've ever seen?

We often talk about the bad things, now let's focus on some good ones!

I've had people offer to run a pattern first when I was starting out because I was confused.

I loaned my horse to a girl at a rodeo whose horse had injured itself in the trailer.

I've seen kids pointing out mistakes other kids were making before a big showmanship class at the county fair.

What are some examples of good sportsmanship you've witnessed or been part of?
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post #2 of 20 Old 06-05-2013, 07:55 PM
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I let two girls age 10, and 15 use how ever much hay off my round bale they needed. They ran out over a week ago (feeding 2 horses) and haven found any yet. I did it because I know how hard it is to find hay right now and would hope some body would help me if I was in that situation.

Now that's not the best and im sure there are better ones ill be waiting to hear!

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post #3 of 20 Old 06-05-2013, 09:26 PM
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I always like it when a person has a rough time on the jump course with refusals and run outs and even though they get disqualified, sometimes they are allowed to finish the course just to make the horse behave. :)

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post #4 of 20 Old 06-05-2013, 09:47 PM
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This one made me so happy when i read about it. In a softball game - gorl gets hurt badly running around bases. Her OPPONENTS pick her up and carry her the rest of the way around.

'Unbelievable' sportsmanship in softball game - Other sports- NBC Sports
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This one made me so happy when i read about it. In a softball game - gorl gets hurt badly running around bases. Her OPPONENTS pick her up and carry her the rest of the way around.

'Unbelievable' sportsmanship in softball game - Other sports- NBC Sports
Oh, wow! That is so awesome!!!

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-05-2013, 10:03 PM
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I have seen a few kids over the years who have won a class & given their trophy to another in the class because they knew the judge was playing favorites & they knew the other rider had a better class than they did.
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I have seen my vet cut owners a deal and half charge or not charge for portions of a euthanasia because they knew how hard it was for the owners. Their exact words were "how do you charge someone when you just killed their best friend". Thats not really sportsmanship but being a nice person.

Sportsmanship, I have seen folks offer or loan a horse out when I or someone else was unable to ride our horse of choice.

Sometimes its a fine line between showing good sportsmanship and being a nice person.
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I love nice person stories, too.

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post #9 of 20 Old 06-05-2013, 10:30 PM
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I would lend my mare to anyone who needed help, and hay too (If I had any)...Anyone is welcome to anything I have so long as they can be trusted with it.

Just recently we had a girl get into a head on collision at a show and both horses fell on their riders. One of the senior riders let the girl in the crash use her prized finished barrel horse to finish out the day.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
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