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The Seeker
03-28-2005, 02:51 AM
Yeah, I'm not joking. Just so you know, let me set up the situation.

My brother and I decide to take a couple of our horses for a beginning of the season ride. As of yet, we only have two horses with shoes on their feet, so hey, our options were limited.

My mom's horse is a normal sized buckskin well matured, and well mannered with a horrible ball busting run.

My brother's horse is a HUGE draft cross that stands about five and a half feet tall at the shoulder and weighs about 1500 pounds. He is a bit obstinant at times, but has wonderfully smooth gaits to ride. Well, being 5'8'' myself, I hate riding big horses, but I hate riding a choppy horse even more. So, I comandeered my brother's horse, Smokey.

Anyway's, we take off down the trail, and after a short warm up, we decide to let them lope a bit. So, the object is a nice slow run. Smokey takes it as an excuse to try and run off with me while bucking as hard as his fat ass will allow. I pull him up, and head back to the house to grab a more severe bit that will prevent him from running off with me.

We head back to the spot of the last incident and try the lope thing again. Sure enough, Smokey tries to run off again, but the new bit persuades him otherwise. So he takes on this pissed off choppy lope as he halfheartedly tries to lose me, while trying to race the other horse.

He tries bucking, but I swat him with a small whip when he does, which stops him. Then, he starts veering off the trail which is bordered by a foot tall incline of dirt. I try and steer him away from the step, but he sets his head and goes for it.

It would have just been the big doof running off the trail had he watched where he was going. But instead, his front foot hit the step, which caused him to stumble, and by then, he was going down.

He hit the ground shoulder first, then slammed onto his side on top of my left leg with all 1500 pounds of himself. When he hit his side, I hit mine hard on the grass right on my arm and banged the side of my head to boot.

Fortunately, I kicked my feet out of the stirrups before Smokey stood back up, so I didn't get hung up as he left the scene.

So, for my troubles, I feel like I was in the worst bar brall imaginable with every muscle in my body throbbing with each movement. Not to mention, I think I might have pulled something in my shoulder when I landed on my arm, so it looks like a trip to the chiropractor tomorrow.

Lesson learned: Leave my brother's dumb@$$ horse at home and get shoes on my own well mannered normal sized horse ASAP.

I'm gonna go pass out now. :D

IG-64
03-28-2005, 03:04 AM
Be glad you came away relatively unscathed.

Derc
03-28-2005, 03:18 AM
When I first read the title I thought: :anvil:

So be glad it was only your left leg. :o

The Seeker
03-28-2005, 03:35 AM
Yeah, surprisingly, my leg is perfectly fine. It's my shoulder and neck that's killing me. Though, since landed on my arm at speed from roughly eight feet in the air (when you factor in the horse's height along with mine on top of him) I suppose I'm fortunate I didn't break my arm.

So, I walked away with a hurt neck and shoulder. All in all, could've been way worse, since if he had kept rolling, he would have crushed me under him completely.

Yeah, I'll get my personal horse shod as soon as I can.

Neverhoodian
03-28-2005, 08:49 PM
See, it's stories like this that help cultivate my fear of horses. Of course, the fact that a horse bit my finger once probably plays a role in my case of equinaphobia as well.

I was feeding this horse that a friend of my parents' owned. I was holding the food like you're supposed to, with your hand flat, but the stupid animal bent his head around at an angle and bit down on my right index finger. It's a miracle my finger bones weren't crushed; it didn't even break the skin! Still, it hurt and throbbed like hell for a bit.

I guess what frightens me about horses is that they don't know their own strength. Any animal that can maim or kill you without even trying like that scares me, such as horses, bears, rhinos, etc. Don't get me wrong, I think horses are beautiful creatures, but just watching them is good enough for me.

El Sitherino
03-28-2005, 09:04 PM
That sucks, but when I first read this, I got images of monty python-esque bits in my head.

The Seeker
03-28-2005, 09:26 PM
See, it's stories like this that help cultivate my fear of horses. Of course, the fact that a horse bit my finger once probably plays a role in my case of equinaphobia as well.

See, I just can't blame all horses for the transgressions of one. Sure, I got hurt, but the fact is that my brother's horse is a lazy bastard who didn't want to run, so tried to lose me. He regretted his stunt when i got back on and gave him the run of his life.

My horse would never be such a jerk, so I got no beef with him.

But yeah, I know why some folks fear horses, They're animals that are five times our size with a brain the size of a walnut which I guess gives them enought thought power to control their motor skills...

legameboy
03-28-2005, 09:41 PM
I love horses. I hate stubborn horeses, though.

He sure did show you, though... *snicker*

:p

The Seeker
03-28-2005, 11:09 PM
He sure did show you, though... *snicker*

Your condolences and sympathy are so touching, I could just puke. :p

acdcfanbill
03-29-2005, 12:22 AM
I've had one fall on me on at least one occasion, ankle swelled up like you wouldnt believe :)

Sabretooth
03-29-2005, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by Derc
When I first read the title I thought: :anvil:

So be glad it was only your left leg. :o

:wstupid:

The Seeker
03-29-2005, 01:42 AM
Just found a few pics of the horses for you to put this big guy's size into perspective

Here are a few of Smokey:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/jediknight_114/SmokeyPic2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/jediknight_114/SmokeyPic.jpg

Here's some of my average sized, well mannered horse for so you can see the difference in size and build.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/jediknight_114/SugarPic1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/jediknight_114/SugarPic2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/jediknight_114/SugarPic3.jpg

And hey, that's LadyJedi's arm in Pic #2 for all you wondering what she looks like. :p

Lady Jedi
03-29-2005, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by JediKnight_114
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/jediknight_114/SugarPic2.jpg

And hey, that's LadyJedi's arm in Pic #2 for all you wondering what she looks like. :p

Oh, thanks a lot. Some brother you are. Now everyone knows that I have a denim jacket. Real nice. :rolleyes: [/drippingwithsarcasm]

ET Warrior
03-29-2005, 02:51 AM
Oh noes! Soon we will track that Denim Jacket and learn your SEKRET IDENTITEE!!

:p

Lady Jedi
03-29-2005, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Oh noes! Soon we will track that Denim Jacket and learn your SEKRET IDENTITEE!!

:p
NOOOOOOO! Not my SEKRET IDENTITEE! You wouldn't! I'll have to ditch the jacket for a while until things cool down, then. :¬:


Okay, so back on topic: Sorry the big doofus fell on you. It's just like him to make such an ass of himself. Good thing you're feeling better, though. :)

Rogue15
03-29-2005, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Oh noes! Soon we will track that Denim Jacket and learn your SEKRET IDENTITEE!!

:p

yeah shes also wearing a bracelet or watch of some kind on her left wrist!!!!111!

ET Warrior
03-29-2005, 03:06 AM
That sucks about the horse falling on you mans, that's why I drive a car....they're much safer...

<_<

>_>


*Deletes the thread about his car wreck

El Sitherino
03-29-2005, 03:20 AM
Wait... JediKnight_114 is LadyJedi's brother?

... Why was I not given a memo? These unwritten rules exist for a reason.

ET Warrior
03-29-2005, 03:24 AM
Well maybe if you ever paid attention when people joined these forums and the things they tell us you'd actually KNOW these things.



Sheesh, next thing you know he'll be acting all shocked to find out tags is related to jebbers. :rolleyes:




Nothing but love :)

El Sitherino
03-29-2005, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Well maybe if you ever paid attention when people joined these forums and the things they tell us you'd actually KNOW these things. I have the memory of a crack addicted hamster, it's not my fault I was born this way.

Tyrion
03-29-2005, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Wait... JediKnight_114 is LadyJedi's brother?

... Why was I not given a memo? These unwritten rules exist for a reason.

Giving any details about a female to you automatically entitles them to enter the Witness Protection Program.

(Even though the victims didn't witness anything persay...but they need to have thier identities changed nonetheless)

El Sitherino
03-29-2005, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Giving any details about a female to you automatically entitles them to enter the Witness Protection Program.
... You'll pay for that remark, oh how you will pay.


Plus I don't discriminate, the guys would too, if anything you said was true. But it wasn't therefore you die now. Plus I think going by her name we could assume she's a female.

I just had no idea she was the sister of a member.

Lady Jedi
03-29-2005, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
yeah shes also wearing a bracelet or watch of some kind on her left wrist!!!!111!

HA! That's no bracelet!..... That's a GLOVE!! Hahahaha!

And, Sith, I don't think it's really been said often, and it was only last December or so that anyone knew, so you're not too late in finding out. :xp:

El Sitherino
03-29-2005, 12:21 PM
I just wish I had gotten the memo, the sparkly paper makes my day seem so much better. Anyway, JediKnight, are you just scared of horses now? What about donkeys, or mules? You could get a donkey and name it Sancho.

The Seeker
03-29-2005, 07:47 PM
What about donkeys, or mules? You could get a donkey and name it Sancho.

Erm, yeah, I'll do that. Sound advice. :eyeraise:

Anyway, JediKnight, are you just scared of horses now?

I've been riding, basically since I could walk, so no, it'll take a bit more than a small tumble to keep me off their backs. When I fell, it took me about two minutes to sit down and get my thoughts together before I got pissed, got back on the horse, and ran his ass into the ground. He lost a few pounds of sweat after that little stunt.

-JK_114, the Horse Screamer :D

SeleneRayne
03-29-2005, 11:04 PM
Glad u weren't crushed. :)

Vikinor
03-30-2005, 02:03 AM
A horse fell on you?! Freaking Awesome!!

My dad doesn't like horses because of a childhood experience. Maybe a horse fell on him too.:p

Oh a yea glad you are alright, but it might have ben interesting if the horse rolled over. just a thought