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Spiders Hatch Simultaneously, or Ten Million Reasons to Look Inside Your Helmet

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  • Spiders Hatch Simultaneously, or Ten Million Reasons to Look Inside Your Helmet

    ......need I say more?
    Yes, today I went on the first ride of the season. My helmet was stored in the mud room (oh!oh! another title: One Good Reason to Store Your Helmet in a Sealed Container). First I thought I'd gone through a cob web on the trail, then there were a couple dozen crawling down my sleeve, then I felt them on my chin...then I noticed some in my horses mane..........then, after an itchy, 2 hour trail ride I took off my helmet (cue the screeeching)......and I saw that some were still trying to get out of their fuzzy little spider nest that had opened INSIDE MY HELMET.

  • #2
    Argh Argh Argh !!!! Ick oooo!! SCREAM!!! Ah no no no no no!!!

    OK I am squirming and igging!
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    • #3
      Reminds me of a time a friend of mine went out riding, took her helmet out of her trunk, and went off on a short trail. She came back super fast, helmet off, and having conniptions. Apparently mice had gotten into her helmet, and as she rode and the helmet warmed up, the not-so-nice-fragrance of mouse pee was surround her! She threw out the helmet and went home and washed her hair 3 times before she felt clean!


      • #4
        OH MY GOD! that is horrifying! you poor thing O_o
        My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE


        • #5
          !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          I would die. Literally. Not in a valley girl, Rachel Zoe sort of way, but I would fling myself deliberately head first into a tree.
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          • #6
            But they're just cute lil babbbbiiieeeessss


            • #7
              omg ewwwww. i HATE spiders. this would be one time you would be totally justified in screaming in an ultrasonic pitch at the barn!! eww eww eww. i have an extra helmet bag- shall i mail it to you?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Chardavej View Post
                Argh Argh Argh !!!! Ick oooo!! SCREAM!!! Ah no no no no no!!!

                OK I am squirming and igging!
                Same here! I really need to STOP opening threads about spiders.
                There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


                • #9
                  Too funny but yuck!


                  • #10


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hundredacres View Post
                      .......and I saw that some were still trying to get out of their fuzzy little spider nest that had opened INSIDE MY HELMET.
                      Courage and beauty and power and grace, the gift from the horse to humanity’s race. ~Author Unknown


                      • #12

                        I would rip the helmet off and fling myself off the horse. And stand there screaming and shaking and brushing myself off. *shudder* That is horrifying. Congratulations for touching upon the only scenario in which I would be okay with not wearing a helmet.
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                        • #13
                          I sure wish I hadnt read this.
                          "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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                          • #14



                            That sounds like something from a horror movie and it really messed with my head!


                            • #15

                              This thread being the only known exception to the Every Time Every Ride rule.

                              <walks away shuddering and randomly itching imaginary spiders that seem to crawl on me when ever I think about or see the little evil things>


                              • #16
                                OMGOMGOMG!! I have the creepy crawlies all over!!! Time to purchase and airtight chamber for my helmet and DON'T think it won't get a thorough chekcing out next time I'm at the barn!! I would have also flung myself at a tree..

                                HL walks away still itching and quivering.. ewwwwww
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                                • #17
                                  Oh dear God, no.


                                  • #18
                                    Ooky!! Ooky!!

                                    Erm, just curious, when itsy-bitsy baby spiders started crawling on your horses' mane, did he/she keep all four horseshoes on the ground??

                                    I'm squirming now....thanks a bundle!
                                    GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by hundredacres View Post
                                      ......need I say more?

                                      (Ew! Ew! Ewwww!)


                                      • #20
                                        There were several hundred of them in there too...

                                        I LIKE spiders and I'd be a little freaked out on that one!

                                        My mom worked with spiders for her dissertation and when my brother was a toddler he managed to get into one of the containers and was COVERED in almost a thousand little baby spiderlings. I had to keep him still while my mom used her little baby spiderling catcher/counter for each and every one