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  • When Horse People Do Stupid Things

    Today was my first trail ride in years. We had beautiful weather today and my cousin and I decided to go for a ride. The last time I went out was probably 5 years ago. My mare went out once or twice last year, ridden by another boarder. This was her first time out this year and her first time out with me.

    Stupid me, I had forgotten my saddle pads at home that I had washed so I just decided to hop on bareback. I also broke the cardinal rule and went without my helmet because all I have is a black hunt cap. With it being nearly 90 degrees out today and full sun, I knew I would wind up sweating up under that thing and I just couldn't deal with that. No saddle, no helmet and first trail ride of the year? What could go wrong!?

    So, you know that saying of "God looks out for fools and little children"? I was the fool today. I had a great time and my mare was awesome. She didn't take one wrong step, even with the turkey popping out of the brush! The only awkward moment was in getting off as I had horse sweat soaked through my pants. But, I was a bit relieved to see that sweat mark my derriere left wasn't as big as I thought it would be.

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    dont tell porkies blaming your horsey - you wet yourself lol

    still you can always go into a shop and get a pair of disposables haha

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    • #3
      Wait, you have a cardinal rule about wearing a helmet but don't have a helmet? How does that work?
      McDowell Racing Stables

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        #4
        Originally posted by Laurierace View Post
        Wait, you have a cardinal rule about wearing a helmet but don't have a helmet? How does that work?
        I do have a helmet. It's a black hunt cap though. No vents = incredibly hot.

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          #5
          Originally posted by goeslikestink View Post
          dont tell porkies blaming your horsey - you wet yourself lol

          still you can always go into a shop and get a pair of disposables haha
          hahaha... Good one.

          For the record, I went before we left.

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          • #6
            Actually it wasn't stupid,it was your personal choice.
            Last edited by 7HL; Jun. 10, 2012, 08:51 PM.
            The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

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            • #7
              All I can say is that stuff happens even when all the safeteys are taken care of and a person rides carefully and thoughtfully....lucky you to have such a star of a horse.
              Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 7HL View Post
                I was your personal choice.
                Is there something about you and 7 you'd like to tell us Snowflake?
                "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                  #9
                  Incontinence and a secret lover?! Today must be my lucky day!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snowflake View Post
                    Incontinence and a secret lover?! Today must be my lucky day!
                    Did the secret lover cause the incontinence?

                    Glad your mare took good care of you, she sounds like a keeper!

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                    • #11
                      All I could think of when I read "When horse people do stupid things" was

                      first, bring it to Coth.

                      second "If you don't have anything nice to say about someone, come sit by me."
                      My warmbloods have actually drunk mulled wine in the past. Not today though. A drunk warmblood is a surly warmblood. - WildandWickedWarmbloods

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Long Spot View Post
                        Is there something about you and 7 you'd like to tell us Snowflake?


                        typo...

                        Some people have nothing better to post.
                        The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 7HL View Post


                          typo...

                          Some people have nothing better to post.
                          Well, you've got me there.
                          "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                          • #14
                            Just for the record . . .

                            The Gods pretty much do take care of fools, children, and beginners in my experience more often than not.

                            The really EPIC wrecks, the fatalities and the ICU-stay kind? Across the board happened to lifetime, expert professionals who got slipshod or distracted or took a horse for granted for a minute.

                            Something I think about every day. . .

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                            • #15
                              lol dont be silly ladies - she forgot the hat, hence why she wet herself haha

                              i always knew there was another usage for a riding hat didnt quite work it out until today- no bush use your hat haha

                              think i should have reworded that as well as it has a double meaning haha

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by goeslikestink View Post
                                lol dont be silly ladies - she forgot the hat, hence why she wet herself haha

                                i always knew there was another usage for a riding hat didnt quite work it out until today- no bush use your hat haha

                                think i should have reworded that as well as it has a double meaning haha
                                Maybe SF will give said hat for a reward?

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