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  • Humility thread!

    A couple of the posts on the "being ignored by the H/J crowd" thread were so funny, they got me thinking of a fun "weekend project" (I'm on call for the next 4 days and nights straight--I *NEED* some fun!) for us all, designed to keep ourselves firmly focused on the lighter side of things!

    This is the project, if you dare! Find the WORST photo of you riding, and post it here with the story, if there is one! Pratfalls, dumb facial expressions, and/or goofy positions are optimal! All in good fun, of course! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Here's mine to start...riding a friend's horse at Training, when he was having jumping "issues" (now solved and the horse is ready for Prelim, but not solved by ME, as you can see...)

    "If you think your hairstyle is more important than your brain, you're probably right." Wear a helmet!
    http://www.deltawave.homestead.com
    http://www.seeliecourt.homestead.com
    Click here before you buy.
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    #2
    A couple of the posts on the "being ignored by the H/J crowd" thread were so funny, they got me thinking of a fun "weekend project" (I'm on call for the next 4 days and nights straight--I *NEED* some fun!) for us all, designed to keep ourselves firmly focused on the lighter side of things!

    This is the project, if you dare! Find the WORST photo of you riding, and post it here with the story, if there is one! Pratfalls, dumb facial expressions, and/or goofy positions are optimal! All in good fun, of course! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    Here's mine to start...riding a friend's horse at Training, when he was having jumping "issues" (now solved and the horse is ready for Prelim, but not solved by ME, as you can see...)

    "If you think your hairstyle is more important than your brain, you're probably right." Wear a helmet!
    http://www.deltawave.homestead.com
    http://www.seeliecourt.homestead.com
    Click here before you buy.

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    • #3
      It was taken by a pro?? I would love to go through my old pics and find a goofy one. I dont know how to post pics here! I can scan and email. The new pics I have are on a website from a photographer in Kzoo, she was at the event, a couple of fun ones. Does this mean you cant come to see the Richland course with me on Sunday?? I was thinking of driving there to walk the course! I called the owner Yesterday, and he said I could! Maybe we could all get together and go some weekend! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

      "Those who would give up
      essential Liberty, to
      purchase a little temporary
      Safety, deserve neither
      Liberty nor Safety" Benjamin
      Franklin, 1755

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        #4
        Nope, can't be more than 30 minutes from the hospital when I'm on call (the barn is 35 minutes--I push my luck if I can get un-busy for a couple of hours) but K'zoo is OUT unless I buy myself a helicopter! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

        Feel free to send me your embarrassing photos and I will post them for you, hehehehehe!

        Hey, ask them about schooling at Richland and we'll all make a pilgrimage. I want to go to Friendale this Tuesday as a prep for Encore, if my truck is OK...new U-joint after I heard a funny CLANGCLANGCLANG as I was shipping the filly from the track on Wednesday--eek! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] Supposedly it'll be done tomorrow. Can you get off work Tuesday?? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

        "If you think your hairstyle is more important than your brain, you're probably right." Wear a helmet!
        http://www.deltawave.homestead.com
        http://www.seeliecourt.homestead.com
        Click here before you buy.

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        • #5
          Bummer. I just meant to go walk it. Thats all they allow! Are you doing Encore next weekend?? Is that the ponyclub rally too?? How can you school at Friendale? Email me! The thing she sent out said the trainer had to have a liability policy! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

          "Those who would give up
          essential Liberty, to
          purchase a little temporary
          Safety, deserve neither
          Liberty nor Safety" Benjamin
          Franklin, 1755

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          • #6
            One word: Miscommunication. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]

            -Amanda

            Just keep kicking
            http://the900facebookpony.com/

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            • #7
              both of those pics are crazy!!

              ms rid- how did the rest of that jump go? how did he DO that?! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] it just doesnt make sense in my head....haha

              nothing beats my pony!
              http://community.webshots.com/user/sawbuckaussies
              some pics up, but under construction!

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              • #8
                well.. we got to a funny spot and it was like one of his front legs decided to add and the other one decided to leave long. He just ended up kind of crashing thru the poles. I stayed on and he stayed on his feet, so we just kinda cantered away like nothing happened. Its a weird pic, tho! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

                -Amanda

                Just keep kicking
                http://the900facebookpony.com/

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                • #9
                  Wow, what great pictures! I don't have anything quite as exciting...

                  This was when my filly was learning to jump, and figuring out just what to *do* with all those legs...

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                  • #10
                    Come on lets help Delta Wave get through her 4 days! I dont have one really, That I can find but I'm sure there are tons of fun ones! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

                    "Those who would give up
                    essential Liberty, to
                    purchase a little temporary
                    Safety, deserve neither
                    Liberty nor Safety" Benjamin
                    Franklin, 1755

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                    • #11
                      If it wasn't for the look on your face, it looks like she was ok, Nice knees.. lol [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

                      "Those who would give up
                      essential Liberty, to
                      purchase a little temporary
                      Safety, deserve neither
                      Liberty nor Safety" Benjamin
                      Franklin, 1755

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                      • #12
                        This was our first cross country schooling at a local hunter show. Dream didn't look twice until he was already over it, and when he looked, I looked. GM would be proud of Dreams hunter style, but not of my EQ, LOL. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

                        **~~Andrea,and In Your Dreams~~**
                        Follow Your Dreams...
                        Except the one where your in school in your underwear.

                        "Horse Sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people." - W.C Feilds

                        "Why does it take a lifetime to learn to live a lifetime?"

                        Opinions are like buttholes, we all have one and they all stink.

                        Proud Member Of The Abercrombie and Fitch Clique, aka the IGETCRABBY and B*tch Clique.

                        Also A Follower Of:
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                        Drea

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                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          I love his face! I have one of Kelly's first Horse Trial (which was also her first XC jumping experience...not the recommended method!) where she's got her nose right down staring at the log. You know how they stick their upper lips way out when they're scared? Her lip was about 6 inches long and her little ears were almost touching! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] The darn thing of it??? *sigh*...8 years later she STILL does that from time to time! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

                          "If you think your hairstyle is more important than your brain, you're probably right." Wear a helmet!
                          http://www.deltawave.homestead.com
                          http://www.seeliecourt.homestead.com
                          Click here before you buy.

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                          • #14
                            the fence had a hay-flake groundline... sometimes they jump up and bite... [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]
                            ::proud member of the sunnieflax clique::
                            ~ www.allfoursportraits.com ~

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                            • #15
                              i don't have any pics, but i have an almost fall on video, so i will tell about it.

                              it was at Jumper Team Des Ville and i had 2 clean rounds, so i made it to the jump off. lots of people had fallen off already that day so everyone was waiting for someone else to fall. I had 2 rails down cause my pony was tired. did the in and out, then a super tight turn to an oxcer, sliced the oxcer a bit too much and leaned abit. my pony stopped and holy cow i almost fell on the jump. People gasped, but i somehow managed to get back on, my pony was good and stood still.I finished my course, there was only one more jump.
                              it was really funny.

                              ~Blaze~
                              ~~never send a horse to do a pony's job~~
                              <kate the queen of leaning and of limestone>
                              ~Tucker~Caliban~Blaze~

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                              • #16
                                but I took this picture:
                                http://chronofhorse.infopop.net/2/Op...2/badditch.jpg

                                Always,
                                FairWeather
                                ""Beer. Now there's a temporary solution."--Homer
                                FairWeather
                                CANTER West Virginia

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                                • #17
                                  I've posted these before, but will redo for you deltawave . . .

                                  (It's a series)

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                                  • #18
                                    2nd one

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                                    • #19
                                      Final one:

                                      (PS horse and I walked away, and show jumped the next day (before the MR rule))

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                                      • #20
                                        I don't have a picture of this, but my young mare served me a dose of humility last weekend. We were there schooling the novice course and she was such a star that I asked hubby dearest to give us a lead over some of the training stuff. She was doing great. Up to the tiger trap and she took a good prop in front of it, to the point where I had already un-committed and was ready to turn her out to re-approach. No, says the mare, we're not having a refusal! She jumps the 3'3" (or so) tiger trap from a complete stop, lands in a heap, voluntarily picks up the canter to continue on, since I was now doing my best impersonation of being a horse necklace, with my butt the highest point of any part of my body and hands meeting under her neck and reins nowhere near hands. She was ready to go on to the bank right after it. No problem, if it weren't for that sack of useless potatoes on her back! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]
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