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  • Braiders- Things You've Seen/Heard....

    Please, indulge me.

    Braiders, what things (good, bad, crazy, worse than crazy...) have you seen or overheard during the wee hours of the night/morning?

    As many stories as possible, don't need names but if you don't feel comfortable here PLEASE pt me

  • #2
    hmmmm... braiders see a lot of things. I once saw a high caliber GP rider schooling his/her horse over the GP course at 3a.m. The he/she proceeded to do it in the GP the next day and almost won.

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    • #3
      A good braider isn't going to repeat what they see or hear. That's their clients.
      "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"

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      • #4
        I don't think the OP meant nasty dirt on people. I think she just meant the amusing things that happen at night at shows. Harmless stories and such.
        Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA

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        • #5
          I used to crack up at all the horses that snored...... I know it is a little thing, but I used to love that they sounded sooo content......

          But I would have to agree.... not really the place to discuss the "bad" stuff, as Giddyup said... "That's their clients."

          You never want to pee in your own bed...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CHF View Post
            I used to crack up at all the horses that snored...... I know it is a little thing, but I used to love that they sounded sooo content......
            ... or have little pony dreams while they are sleeping. A little whicker from a sleeping horse always cracks me up.

            Also spontaneous nicker sessions that go through the barns periodically. Here's the nicker conversation translated into human:

            Bay horse: "Everybody still awake?"

            Grumpy old hunter: "Go back to bed!"

            Newbie Jumper: "I am, I am, WASSUP?!?!"

            Grumpy old hunter #2: "You always are, that's why you knocked down 2 rails in the jump off yesterday - your ADD is showing!"

            <entire barn laughs, then everything quiets down again>
            Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by scheibyee View Post
              hmmmm... braiders see a lot of things. I once saw a high caliber GP rider schooling his/her horse over the GP course at 3a.m. The he/she proceeded to do it in the GP the next day and almost won.
              No way! In the dark?

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              • #8
                I'll play. I put myself through grad school by braiding.
                My favorite story: I was braiding at Las Colinas (Dallas TX) in late 80's for zone 7 finals;
                went to braid a horse for a TX braider...there was a note on the stall door from owner...under NO circumstances were braiders to remove the bag of crystals she had tied into horse's tail. We were tempted to replace the crystals with gravel, but chickened out.
                It did give us good laugh, though.
                "I never met a man I didn't like who liked horses." Will Rogers

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Blondie22 View Post
                  No way! In the dark?
                  You use the headlights of a car.
                  www.OneJumpAhead.ca

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                  • #10
                    So I registered just to get involved with this conversation.

                    I had to break up a fight! Two boys were going at it, over golf cart keys, drunk as skunks, knocking over displays, making a general mess of a very clean isle. One good loud booming "What do think you are doing" had them running like little girls.

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                    • #11
                      I always thought it was funny watching people sneaking around to tune on horses early in the morning, who do they think they were fooling?

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                      • #12
                        ha ha this is a funny thread
                        Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA

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                        • #13
                          Several years ago, I yanked the zipper up on a tack room and stepped through the curtains to find a couple.

                          One of them was involoved in a very LTR with a person of a different gender than the one currently occupying said tack room.

                          One of the three I very much like and one of the three I very much do not. Had the threesome been arranged differently, I might have felt the need to share what I saw with the absent third.

                          And for anyone mentally going through my customer list, it should be obvious it was not one of my regulars.
                          *****
                          You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to your level of training.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DMK View Post
                            ... or have little pony dreams while they are sleeping. A little whicker from a sleeping horse always cracks me up.

                            Also spontaneous nicker sessions that go through the barns periodically. Here's the nicker conversation translated into human:

                            Bay horse: "Everybody still awake?"

                            Grumpy old hunter: "Go back to bed!"

                            Newbie Jumper: "I am, I am, WASSUP?!?!"

                            Grumpy old hunter #2: "You always are, that's why you knocked down 2 rails in the jump off yesterday - your ADD is showing!"

                            <entire barn laughs, then everything quiets down again>
                            Bahahaha. SO true! I especially like the "newbie jumper" one

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                            • #15
                              I once saw a fight break out in the parking lot between some riders and trainers who had had a little too much to drink at the exhibitors' party! I hid in the stall and tried to pretend I wasn't there. It was ugly for a few minutes and then broke up quickly. It seemed so surreal at the time, but since I'm not always fully awake when I'm braiding I suppose I can't actually be certain it happened at all really....

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                              • #16
                                At Ocala HITS several years ago I was in a stall braiding, it was about 4am, and a balmy 29 degrees.All the tent flaps had been pulled down for the night. All of a sudden the tent flap opens and in comes a groom from 4 aisleways down with his wheelbarrow.He begins looking thru all my stuff on my shelves in the aisleway totally oblivious that anyone is watching him.As soon as he lifted the lid to my trunk, I yelled at him as loud as I could."What the h*e*c*k* are you doing? Scared the living begezzes out of him! He spoke little english and kept saying what I thought was CEASAR, CEASAR....I told him to get out, which he did immediately, but the whole thing made me nervous...I later thought about what he said, and I think he was looking for scissors.I told the trainer where he worked what happened later that morning. She thought it strange also as she said there's 3 scissors in the groom box at all times....Needless to say someone else in that tent had a saddle stolen that same night..you just never know, but I now appreciate those night watchmen a little more

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                                  #17
                                  I'm not trying to get braiders to tattle on their clients.
                                  More gathering good juicy ideas for a book that has a braider-protagonist

                                  Again, PT me if you want.

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