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  •  December 09, 2021

    Green Rider + Smart Horse = Rodeo Ride

    Several of us went riding the river trail that morning. I was riding a horse that I had never ridden before, a smart, feisty Arab mare. She did not appreciate the mud puddles on the trails we were riding. I lost the battle after several attempts to go through a particularly difficult puddle with a steep bank on one side...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    Second Barrel Disaster

    While running my horse through the barrel pattern at a barrel race in Unadilla, GA. my horse was running to the second barrel and then he tripped. When he tripped, he fell end-over-end on me and piledrived me into the ground. After falling on top of me, he tried to get up and everytime he tried to get up off...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    Crashing Into the Barn

    Set off on the first warm, sunny day in March 2010 on a trail ride for my weekly lesson. Throughout the ride, various horses spooked and generally misbehaved, but other than my horse rushing to get back to the farm, I had a good ride and was feeling confident. I stopped briefly in the farm driveway while a few horses...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    Thank god for my Troxel helmet

    I was taking my hores out on a trail ride like we have done several times before. But this time was different as we walking down the side of the road my horse had flipped over and I hit the road head first. If I did not have my helmet on I would have had some major problems. I only...
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  •  December 09, 2021

    I wish I had been wearing a helmet

    It was 20 years ago I was a novice rider with my very first horse a well trained 7 year old quarter horse mare. I had been riding in the neighborhood where I boarded her for about an hour or so. I passed by a neighboring stable where a horse was cross tied at a wash rack..something spooked the horse...
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