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Whats the most daft thing you have
Babypink
2008-02-06 18:27:27 UTC
Either done or witnessed in the horse world

I am going to hold my hand up to this one............

My lovely ex was one of those people who had always done something better
than you, knew more than you, and practially been to every country in the
world, you know the sort. He was he claimed an adrenalin junkie and lived
life to the full, although I had to witness it myself.

He decided he wanted a horse and I explained to him its not that easy and a
decision that should not be taken lightly and I knew in the end I would end
up looking after two horses, but as usual he got what he wanted. Hence
Pointer came into our lives. Ex could not ride for toffee but was adamant
that I talked bollocks and would not listen to my guidance and belittled me
in front of the rest of the liveries.

We deiced to hack out and I had my devious head on. Off we went and went
out for an hour and on our way back I asked if he would like to go for a
little more of a speed trip. I knew a field so I suggested that we enter
the top of the field and that for safety reasons I would trot off to the
bottom of the field and that he needs to wait at the top with Pointer. I
trotted off down the field and about 3/4 of the way down I put my foot down
and blasted to the bottom of the field knowing full well Pointer would take
no prisoners and follow. Next minute I heard this "fecking hell, woa
Pointer, fecking woa" and said horse galloped past me and into the bottom of
the hedge.

I totally PMSL but kept a straight face and thought, ah yes your not as good
as you reckon you are and this is a living thing you are delaing with and
its got a brain, next time listen to what I say. Eventually he managed to
stop and my ex was ashen in his face, I caught up with him and he turned to
me and before he could speak I retored "you wanted a fucking adrenalin rush,
you fucking got one" and promptly rode off.

And true to form he got bored and I ended up looking after two horses, then
ended up with Pointer, he had a lucky escape!

I know it was bad, but worth the effort

GGGrrrrrrrrrrrr
newshound
2008-02-06 22:07:18 UTC
Post by Babypink
I know it was bad, but worth the effort
GGGrrrrrrrrrrrr
ROFL

Obviously he doesn't read this group now....
clareb
2008-02-06 22:27:49 UTC
Post by Babypink
Either done or witnessed in the horse world
i was about 15 and sick of my 10 year old brother harping on about
riding - i had to baby sit him in the summer holidays and was not well
pleased as you can imagine. anyway he came up to the field with me as
usual and i decided to give in and let him sit on Cleo my 14hh cob,
totally not into forward movement unless pushed to do so. i heaved him
on bareback, no halter or anything and he sat there for a while -then
all of a sudden she just started to walk away, then trot then canter,
put a few half hearted bucks in and he was off....could of been really
bad I know but he survived - and he's over 40 now but does'nt let me
forget it - and he never did get into riding LOL!

Another teenage daft moment. My best friend had a pony before i got
one, so we used to go out bareback on hacks, sitting one behind the
other ( cob horse skinny kids). We used to have a canter in a certain
spot and cochise, her pony , always went to the left of a tree that
was in the middle of the track - until the day he decided to veer
right at the last moment - and we came off and had to walk home with
nettle stings on our bums LOL!

I was just starting to riding on my WB mare,Ella having just started
her - she was 3 1/2 years old and we only had a huge field to ride in.
I was teaching her to stand still while I got on - guiding her between
two parellel straw bales and mounting her. Well she decided to move
forward just as i was at the point of no return and i ended up BEHIND
my rather high cantled saddle -i had no time to hop off as soon as she
felt me 'in the wrong place' she started to trot -then canter downhill
and i had to make the decision to fall off -its really hard to do that-
as i could no way get over the high cantle and into the saddle and I
thought i might panic her - it must have been very funny to watch. She
was no worse for wear and never flinched the next time i got on.

Kind of horse related. My darling SO (we were dating at the time)
decided to go get some sheep from the fell and asked me to ride his
new horse up there with him -he was on a three wheeler bike. We were
merrily trotting along and he said i should get used to the bike and
we swopped over -it was great for about 1/2 mile though being a
motorbike rider myself i could'nt get away with the different controls
- i think the throttle was where the brake was on a 'normal' road
bike. ha ha accident waiting to happen. As i said -we were merrily
trotting along, me slightly in front and I turned to SO to say 'hey
this is easy' -he screamed 'watch out' as the road took a slight turn
to the right ( totally over-reacted if you ask me) but it panicked me
and I put the brake on - or not as the case was, i accellerated and
went into the ditch, bike precariously on top of me, engine still
running - SO said ' turn the bloody thing off you'll flood the
engine' while i lay waiting to be crushed to death - ho hum!

happy Daze!

clare
Jo
2008-02-07 10:45:32 UTC
Post by Babypink
Either done or witnessed in the horse world
Some of our dafties:

When I was eleven, I put my friend bareback on my 13hh welsh pony, which was
as round as it was high, and patted said pony on the quarters, pony shot off
up the hillside and my friend slid right off over her quarters and was left
standing on her own two feet.

I dodged school, managed to get myself to the mountainside where I kept my
pony, got on bareback to practise for a competition at the weekend and the
next thing I was wondering down the mountain track on my feet. My mother
had come looking for me and when she asked me what I was doing I asked "what
time is it?" repeatedly. I had concussion and the doctor asked me to start
at a 100 and deduct 7 and keep going. My mother said "no point asking her
to do that, she cant do that without a bang on the head" (great)

As teens, my friend had two very posh tb 16hh + eventers. She chucked my
brother up on one (as he was a talented little rider) and said take if for a
canter. The horse took hold, moved up into a gallop, he aimed it at a huge
hawthorn bush to stop, we thought she might jump it, but the horse stopped
dead and he flew over her head and lay yelling his head off in the thorn
bush - nasty....but very funny to watch!

Same friend - we were exercising her horses on the beach and she galloped
straight into the winter sea (duuuuuhhh) and the horse dropped her clean
into the waves - it was hilarious.
Same friend - we use to race at full gallop up the wide grass verges either
side of the main road - before anyone starts, I was a stupid teenager and I
am terrified of the road now!
Same friend - we did an adults gymcanner when we were in our twenties and it
was bloody brilliant!

I was competing a nutty ex racehorse in a x/c years ago. I had steering
issues and she would never go through a gap if there was a quicker option.
On this occasion, she chose a 4ft hedge and we flew over it and were greeted
with screams of horror, as a group sat eating their picnic in the shade of
the hedge. She was one horse you never pointed at anything to stop - as you
would feel her three strides out sit back on her hocks and three, two,
one.........ahhhhhhhh!

OH decided to take hot Polly for a canter bareback up the field (tb,
chestnut mare, dicey history - one stupid bloke). She moved into canter, up
to gallop, back to balanced canter at the top, turned the corner at the top
and galloped straight back down the field bareback with OH yelling "woah
woah". He was still on her when she bounced to a halt, hit her chest on the
gate with such force that he was nearly sent flying over her head. He will
ride her with a saddle now - no wonder.
Babypink
2008-02-07 18:17:02 UTC
Another incident I clearly remember was quite a few years ago. I was part
sharing a horse and it was my day to ride. So picked up said headcollar and
lead rope and walked up to the field, which at the time had in the middle of
it the cricket pitch and pavillion. The pitch was fenced off but the
pavillion was not so the teams and supporters had to cross the field to get
to it. Most of the times the horses never bothered until this particular
day.

I got to the field and climed over the gate to be met with a very flustered
lady who was deeply upset about the horses. I said whatever is the problem
are you ok? No she shouted that bloody thing over there and pointed towards
my horse, of course I never said a thing. Oh I said, what on earth has
happened, she replied

"all bloody morning I prepared the sandwiches for the match, on a platter
they were and I walked to the pavillion when that bloody thing followed me.
He would not leave me alone and by the time I got to the pavillion it had
eaten all the sandwiches, all the damn sandwiches. I had to drop the
platter and run into the pavilion"

Quick flash of inspiration, I apologised and would mention it to the owner,
walked over to another horse gave it a pat, checked its legs and walked back
to the yard, my horse looked at me as if I was quite mad - lol
Post by Babypink
Either done or witnessed in the horse world
I am going to hold my hand up to this one............
My lovely ex was one of those people who had always done something better
than you, knew more than you, and practially been to every country in the
world, you know the sort. He was he claimed an adrenalin junkie and lived
life to the full, although I had to witness it myself.
He decided he wanted a horse and I explained to him its not that easy and
a decision that should not be taken lightly and I knew in the end I would
end up looking after two horses, but as usual he got what he wanted.
Hence Pointer came into our lives. Ex could not ride for toffee but was
adamant that I talked bollocks and would not listen to my guidance and
belittled me in front of the rest of the liveries.
We deiced to hack out and I had my devious head on. Off we went and went
out for an hour and on our way back I asked if he would like to go for a
little more of a speed trip. I knew a field so I suggested that we enter
the top of the field and that for safety reasons I would trot off to the
bottom of the field and that he needs to wait at the top with Pointer. I
trotted off down the field and about 3/4 of the way down I put my foot
down and blasted to the bottom of the field knowing full well Pointer
would take no prisoners and follow. Next minute I heard this "fecking
hell, woa Pointer, fecking woa" and said horse galloped past me and into
the bottom of the hedge.
I totally PMSL but kept a straight face and thought, ah yes your not as
good as you reckon you are and this is a living thing you are delaing with
and its got a brain, next time listen to what I say. Eventually he
managed to stop and my ex was ashen in his face, I caught up with him and
he turned to me and before he could speak I retored "you wanted a fucking
adrenalin rush, you fucking got one" and promptly rode off.
And true to form he got bored and I ended up looking after two horses,
then ended up with Pointer, he had a lucky escape!
I know it was bad, but worth the effort
GGGrrrrrrrrrrrr
Babypink
2008-02-07 18:19:46 UTC
Priceless
Post by Babypink
Either done or witnessed in the horse world
i was about 15 and sick of my 10 year old brother harping on about
riding - i had to baby sit him in the summer holidays and was not well
pleased as you can imagine. anyway he came up to the field with me as
usual and i decided to give in and let him sit on Cleo my 14hh cob,
totally not into forward movement unless pushed to do so. i heaved him
on bareback, no halter or anything and he sat there for a while -then
all of a sudden she just started to walk away, then trot then canter,
put a few half hearted bucks in and he was off....could of been really
bad I know but he survived - and he's over 40 now but does'nt let me
forget it - and he never did get into riding LOL!

Another teenage daft moment. My best friend had a pony before i got
one, so we used to go out bareback on hacks, sitting one behind the
other ( cob horse skinny kids). We used to have a canter in a certain
spot and cochise, her pony , always went to the left of a tree that
was in the middle of the track - until the day he decided to veer
right at the last moment - and we came off and had to walk home with
nettle stings on our bums LOL!

I was just starting to riding on my WB mare,Ella having just started
her - she was 3 1/2 years old and we only had a huge field to ride in.
I was teaching her to stand still while I got on - guiding her between
two parellel straw bales and mounting her. Well she decided to move
forward just as i was at the point of no return and i ended up BEHIND
my rather high cantled saddle -i had no time to hop off as soon as she
felt me 'in the wrong place' she started to trot -then canter downhill
and i had to make the decision to fall off -its really hard to do that-
as i could no way get over the high cantle and into the saddle and I
thought i might panic her - it must have been very funny to watch. She
was no worse for wear and never flinched the next time i got on.

Kind of horse related. My darling SO (we were dating at the time)
decided to go get some sheep from the fell and asked me to ride his
new horse up there with him -he was on a three wheeler bike. We were
merrily trotting along and he said i should get used to the bike and
we swopped over -it was great for about 1/2 mile though being a
motorbike rider myself i could'nt get away with the different controls
- i think the throttle was where the brake was on a 'normal' road
bike. ha ha accident waiting to happen. As i said -we were merrily
trotting along, me slightly in front and I turned to SO to say 'hey
this is easy' -he screamed 'watch out' as the road took a slight turn
to the right ( totally over-reacted if you ask me) but it panicked me
and I put the brake on - or not as the case was, i accellerated and
went into the ditch, bike precariously on top of me, engine still
running - SO said ' turn the bloody thing off you'll flood the
engine' while i lay waiting to be crushed to death - ho hum!

happy Daze!

clare
Babypink
2008-02-07 18:20:19 UTC
How you ever escaped serious injury is beyond me!
Post by Jo
Post by Babypink
Either done or witnessed in the horse world
When I was eleven, I put my friend bareback on my 13hh welsh pony, which
was as round as it was high, and patted said pony on the quarters, pony
shot off up the hillside and my friend slid right off over her quarters
and was left standing on her own two feet.
I dodged school, managed to get myself to the mountainside where I kept my
pony, got on bareback to practise for a competition at the weekend and the
next thing I was wondering down the mountain track on my feet. My mother
had come looking for me and when she asked me what I was doing I asked
"what time is it?" repeatedly. I had concussion and the doctor asked me
to start at a 100 and deduct 7 and keep going. My mother said "no point
asking her to do that, she cant do that without a bang on the head"
(great)
As teens, my friend had two very posh tb 16hh + eventers. She chucked my
brother up on one (as he was a talented little rider) and said take if for
a canter. The horse took hold, moved up into a gallop, he aimed it at a
huge hawthorn bush to stop, we thought she might jump it, but the horse
stopped dead and he flew over her head and lay yelling his head off in the
thorn bush - nasty....but very funny to watch!
Same friend - we were exercising her horses on the beach and she galloped
straight into the winter sea (duuuuuhhh) and the horse dropped her clean
into the waves - it was hilarious.
Same friend - we use to race at full gallop up the wide grass verges
either side of the main road - before anyone starts, I was a stupid
teenager and I am terrified of the road now!
Same friend - we did an adults gymcanner when we were in our twenties and
it was bloody brilliant!
I was competing a nutty ex racehorse in a x/c years ago. I had steering
issues and she would never go through a gap if there was a quicker option.
On this occasion, she chose a 4ft hedge and we flew over it and were
greeted with screams of horror, as a group sat eating their picnic in the
shade of the hedge. She was one horse you never pointed at anything to
stop - as you would feel her three strides out sit back on her hocks and
three, two, one.........ahhhhhhhh!
OH decided to take hot Polly for a canter bareback up the field (tb,
chestnut mare, dicey history - one stupid bloke). She moved into canter,
up to gallop, back to balanced canter at the top, turned the corner at the
top and galloped straight back down the field bareback with OH yelling
"woah woah". He was still on her when she bounced to a halt, hit her
chest on the gate with such force that he was nearly sent flying over her
head. He will ride her with a saddle now - no wonder.
Jill
2008-02-07 18:53:24 UTC
Post by Babypink
Quick flash of inspiration, I apologised and would mention it to the
owner, walked over to another horse gave it a pat, checked its legs and
walked back to the yard, my horse looked at me as if I was quite mad - lol
Any of mine would have followed me - and other equine - home complaining
bitterly at my desertion of affection -think pocket pone!
<g>
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Alison Coote
2008-02-07 21:45:42 UTC
Post by Babypink
Either done or witnessed in the horse world
Many years ago when I had my first pony, a friend asked me if I would
exercise her pony as well, so in spite of never having done Ride & Lead I
decided to do this, and took both ponies into Epping Forest. I knew enough
to ride her mare (who was the lazier of the two) and lead my own, who was
more lively and responsive.

All went quite well until I decided to try to jump a small ditch with the
ponies. Friend's pony didn't want to jump and I didn't have a spare hand
for the whip, to give her a reminder, so I thought 'Joker (my pony) will
just stand and then follow me over' and I let him go whilst I sorted her
out.... and Joker took one look and headed off for home on his own, and I
had to chase him all the way back through the forest and across Theydon Bois
green.....

Another daft thing we did (same friend and ponies) was to go for a midnight
ride. We didn't realise quite how dark it got under the trees in the
forest... you could tell when you went off the track as the hoofbeats
sounded different, but it was a bit late by then as you were probably
heading for a tree.... mind you I think the ponies knew what they were
doing. On the way back we were carrying our tack (we'd taken it home so we
could avoid disturbing the farmyard, where the ponies were kept) and walking
to my friend's house, where I was staying for the night, when a police
patrol car passed us; slowed up, stalled, then reversed back to us. Copper
winds down the window and asks what we are doing (I suppose he could have
thought we were rather brazen tack thieves!). We said 'We've been for a
midnight ride in the forest' and the cops said 'Blimey, you're braver than
we are!'.. and drove off!!

Cheers
Alison.