Feel free to share your fails! I was inspired to start this thread by my random mistake last night. I literally nearly put my 14.2 hh pony's sheet on a 17.2 hh percharon! I nearly fell off last week to.
Your post was a wild ride to READ lol!My friend and I were messing around on our horses when we were about 14. My friend suggested we try rump-jumping, since we both were quite good at leaping on bareback. She ran up to her horse and leaped at his rump. He lifted both hind legs and sent her flying quite a long ways. It was really dramatic. She wasn't hurt.
Around that same time, I thought it would be fun to try lying over my horse like a dead man while he was grazing. He bolted into the garden and bucked me off right onto a sharpened tomato stake. Still have the scar on my thigh.
I was ponying my 5 year old daughter on a trail ride when suddenly a huge branch dropped directly behind my horse and her pony. My horse leaped left. The pony bolted right. The lady behind me yelled, "Make a wish!" as we were imitating a turkey wishbone. I had a split second to decide whether to release the leadline and leave my daughter on her own, or come off my horse and keep ahold of the leadline. I chose to protect my daughter. I wasn't hurt, my horse stayed with us, and everything was OK.
Oh gosh. 😆I can just imagine. I turned out a horse the other day in his jammies... Had to go catch him and bring him back in to blanket him up. That felt awfully stupid. 😂Not a huge fail but went to lead my girl out of her stall this morning and realized that I opened the door without clipping on her lead rope. So, she's heading off to the pasture (where she was going anyways) and I'm standing like a fool with a rope in my hand. Luckily breakfast is more intriguing than the woods!
I literally did the same thing with my mare a while ago. I went to ride her tackless when she had been only worked lightly for the past week, and decided since she was doing so well at walk/trot that we should canter...lol not a good idea!I haven't ridden much in the past few months. I went to ride tackless yesterday (my horse hasn't been ridden much for the past few months either) and it ended in disaster. She took off, I went flying into the ground.
And now today, I can't move. If you're going to try silly things, at least wait till you're back in shape!
I'm another that made this decision recently! To be fair, my mare wasn't out of work, and we've done tackless pasture venturing successfully many times. But I was talking to the neighbor (my horse standing nicely at the pasture's fence line with me on her back, tackless) when she spooked and bolted right out from under me. She came back to me so I couldn't be too upset. The neighbor, an elderly man with a particularly poor memory, has since said "Good thing you've got a saddle on today!" every time I see him. It's the only thing he hasn't forgotten about me or the horses.I haven't ridden much in the past few months. I went to ride tackless yesterday (my horse hasn't been ridden much for the past few months either) and it ended in disaster. She took off, I went flying into the ground.