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What to do when the Loose Stallion on Course Comes Your Way - Video

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  • What to do when the Loose Stallion on Course Comes Your Way - Video

    Just uploaded a new post - under the new 'Bloops' category -

    http://www.xceventtube.com/2011/06/1...-your-gelding/

    Enjoy!

    Lou ANn
    RNS

  • #2
    Aww, what a good little mare! And a smart rider, too.

    I have to say when she dismounted to stay safe I was thinking "They'd better not disqualify her for this". But to my mind it took some time from person screaming "he's a stallion" to people actually popping up to help the other rider but that's mostly my "slow mo heart in my throat" vision when watching something that could have gone so very wrong (it's only 45 secs. but it feels like minutes). Glad every one was ok in the end and that nice little mare just went on about her business like nothing had happened.

    ETA apparently it's a gelding not a mare being chased down. Poor stallion had himself a bit confused I think.

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    • #3



      Even better...I think that was a gelding
      The big guy: Lincoln

      Southern Maryland Equestrian

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      • #4
        My other worst case scenario fear, and part of why my guy is getting gelded tomorrow. He would pull that on someone if he got me off!
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        • #5
          Very impressed she remembered to unclip her vest before getting off!
          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
            Very impressed she remembered to unclip her vest before getting off!
            That is what I was thinking!

            What a good gelding she has, he stood perfectly still while everything was sorted out. Very impressive

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            • #7

              oh my...
              i had a fleeting thought of this pony stallion who was in the xcountry warm up with me and this saucy mare having a similar encounter....well handled.

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              • #8
                Well, it was a cute gelding

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                • #9
                  love the crop action
                  Barn rat for life

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                  • #10
                    I had the same thought about her being smart enough to unclip her air vest before dismounting

                    Years ago while in the dressage phase of an event, I was riding towards the judge when she whistled me. I knew I was not off course, but I stopped and looked at her inquiringly. She was standing, smiling, and pointing behind me. The rider in the adjacent dressage ring had come off her horse, and said horse was now in my ring behind my horse following him. My horse never gave me any indication, he was so tuned in to me. They caught the horse and I was allowed to continue, a little flustered

                    Later in the day, I thanked her for her kindness and she in turn thanked me for having such a wonderfully well mannered little guy

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                    • #11
                      That was one cool rider

                      I hope if the same happens to me, I have the quick quiet thinking that she had... Two thumbs up!
                      Live, Laugh, Love
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seeuatx View Post
                        I have to say when she dismounted to stay safe I was thinking "They'd better not disqualify her for this". But to my mind it took some time from person screaming "he's a stallion" to people actually popping up to help the other rider .
                        Nope, they didn't. Looks like she finished in 4th place, on her dressage score. Quick thinking on her part! I would have blown up that vest for sure!
                        The rebel in the grey shirt

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                        • #13
                          What a great rider! I give her massive props for remaining cool in a situation that could have gone so terribly wrong. Big carrot for the horse too.
                          Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique

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                          • #14
                            Smart rider, great horse! Love it!

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                            • #15
                              I think the bay's expressions are funny. He seemed to be saying " Hey man I was jumping xc and WTF are you doing in my way?" Kudos to the rider for staying cool in this situation.
                              Things happen for a reason...so when I reach over and smack you upside the head, just remember...you gave me a reason!

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                              • #16
                                She is one cool customer... and what a great horse she has! I would had handled a similar situation with blind panic, myself.
                                ~Veronica
                                "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
                                  Very impressed she remembered to unclip her vest before getting off!
                                  Thought the same thing! Knowing me, I would have forgotten to unclip, blown my vest, then snagged my spurs together and fallen on my ass, letting my horse loose, who would have then also been loose.

                                  Kudos to this girl for thinking clearly and not being a klutz when it most counted!
                                  Amanda

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                                  • #18
                                    That falls under the "well done" category for the rider and her horse!

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                                    • #19
                                      Would love to know how they handled the timing question.........when they deemed that time should have stopped, and if there was a person around with enough foresight to have started a timer for the hold etc. It appears they didn't give her any time penalties, which IMHO was the only fair thing to do, but would be curious. Kudo's to everyone involved and glad no horses or riders were hurt.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by wcporter View Post
                                        love the crop action


                                        Turning her horse around and bopping the stallion on the head and yelling at him was probably the smartest thing you could do. It prevented her horse from kicking him, him from attempting to mount her horse, and it sure seems like the yelling and smack over the head made him stop his pursuit and pause. Continuing to run around probably would've ended badly. I would be a bit leary to get off infront of the stallion because I would be afraid that it might strike out... I would almost feel safer up on my horse. But luckily it seems like he really did stop for a moment and didn't seem to be inclined to start a fight.
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                                        Thank you for everything boy.


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