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Just when I thought I'd been through it all on a horse...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CarriBrown, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I've been bucked off, trampled, flung over the front, laid on, stomped, kicked... Heck, I even had my saddle slide under my horse because my cinch wasn't tight enough (ever tried riding a horse from it's belly? [​IMG] ). Nevermind the time Bo and I fell and got stuck in a water rut for an hour. Sounds lik I've been though it all, right?

    HA. Think again.

    I invited my friend Laurie over to go trail riding. We trailered out to this place called Hidden Valley because there is a river that runs though (very nice when it's hot out). I was riding my gelding, Bo, and she was riding my mare, Star. Bo is always naughty and I expect that. What I didn't expect, however, was for him to lay down IN the river, while I was on him! Better yet, the jerk started to try and roll! Gotta love 1400lbs plus a roping saddle on your leg!

    I got him back up and we continued across the river. Once we saw that we couldn't get up over the other side, we decided to turn around and go back the way we came. Mind you, we're still in the water and there are about 50 people down there swimming and hanging out. Anyway, we're walking back, Laurie and Star are ahead, when Star- out of nowhere- starts bucking. I'm not talking crow hop bucking. This was full on PRCA bronc knarly bucking! I thought Laurie was going to save it but, nope. Star threw out a buck with a twist at the end and Laurie fell face first in the river.

    Star then proceeded to run down the river and about 10 guys went running after her.

    Laurie was ok... spitting sand out of her mouth and soaked from head to toe, but ok. Her camera actually survived the fall but her phone didn't. The guys brought Star back and we decided it was time to get back to the trailer and go home. That's when Bo figured that if he's going to go down on his left side, he might as well go down on his right, too (his his defense, he may have stepped in a sink hole)! Down we went... He didn't try to roll this time but I was full of sand and water none the less.

    So there we were... two soaked horses, two soaked girls, and a whole lotta soaked tack. One of the ladies there took our picture. Bo and Star actually look proud of themselves, the snots!

    I'm never going to say I've done it all again... because who knows what could happen!

    Here I am pulling my knucklehead up from his first lay down.
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    Laurie in all her wet and sandy glory.
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    The both of us... ready to go home and have a drink!
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  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    maybe they just wanted to cool off some! [​IMG]

    seriously, at least no one got hurt. and you can laugh about it now [​IMG]
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    What brats!! [​IMG]
    Well you can always look on the bright side and at least you all weren't hurt, and just got wet and a little gritty. Isn't sand a great exfoliant anyway? JK!


    Your horses are gorgeous, btw. [​IMG]
     
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Goofy horses!! [​IMG]

    Edited because I'm so goofy I spelled goofy wrong.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2007
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:Thank you! Life is too short to ride an ugly horse! [​IMG]
    We were laughing for an hour straight... it's a good thing we are both very experienced. It would have been a disaster otherwise!
     
  6. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Carri Trampled? That musta hurt, never had that one and hope to never either.

    You do have some fine horses.

    To bad you didn't catch that on video, Laurie could be a youtube star!

    Bubba

    PS Plastic Baggies FTW (Cellphones)
     
  7. ratlummountain

    ratlummountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope you conditioned all that leather when you got home [​IMG]
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:It didn't "hurt", per se, because I don't remember a thing.
    Long story... but I was 17 and trampled by two running horses. The neighbor found me wandering up the street. I was knocked out for at least 30 minutes and couldn't remember anything. I didn't recognize my parents when I saw them, I forgot a lot of things, I didn't drive for months because my parents were afraid I'd get lost, I didn't know my friends at school... pretty scary! It took months to feel and act "normal" again.
    So now, because of that, I have degenerative disk disease. But hey, such is life!
     
  9. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I sympathize! Last summer I had a similar thing happen, although not the horse's fault.
    I was also riding a Bo (a mare, though [​IMG]) out in the woods. There was a big deadfall in the trail, so we went up a slope to go around it. Well, we had received copious amounts of rain the week before, and the slope disintegrated underneath us, and down we went in a big WOOOOSH, with Bo's legs going right under the upturned root mass of the tree - stuck fast. Happily the mud was almost liquid, so my leg wasn't crushed and I managed to pull it out and get myself free, but it took over 1/2 an hour to get Bo out. She's in her mid 20's and not as strong as she used to be, poor thing! At one point I thought we were going to have to bring a crane into the woods. When I did finally get her out, it was on the opposite side of the tree, so I had to hunt another way up the slope to go back along the ridge. As good and obedient as Bo is, it took a LOT of coaxing to get her to go back up that slope! You've never seen a horse so covered in mud - and I wasn't looking too pretty either!
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  10. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It didn't "hurt", per se, because I don't remember a thing.
    Long story... but I was 17 and trampled by two running horses. The neighbor found me wandering up the street. I was knocked out for at least 30 minutes and couldn't remember anything. I didn't recognize my parents when I saw them, I forgot a lot of things, I didn't drive for months because my parents were afraid I'd get lost, I didn't know my friends at school... pretty scary! It took months to feel and act "normal" again.
    So now, because of that, I have degenerative disk disease. But hey, such is life!

    Sorry to hear that. At least your mostly ok now? I have had numerous head injuries and also suffered memory loss (Can't do math) among other things. The thing is I always remember and can feel the pain haha. So you did get off lucky on that one. Was there any indication why they trampled you? I love horses but haven't been able to get much time with them through my life.

    Bubba
     

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