•  May 23, 2012

    Life saved

    Last fall I was barrel racing bareback on my 13hh pony at about 8:30pm, I lost my balence when we were coming around the third barrel but was able to stay on because the pony was galloping in a straight line after the barrel but as i was trying to find my balence again the pony spooked and I fell...

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  •  May 18, 2012

    I did everything wrong, except wearing my helmet

    It was one of those times when you just want to shake your head and ask "what was she thinking?" I got a new riding horse about a year ago. He is a 16.2 Friesan cross - a magnificent being. He was so big that none of my saddles fit him. So, while I researched and shopped, he enjoyed a...

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  •  March 17, 2012

    A Solid Knock to the Head

    While no one would mistake my hot head for a mild mannered trail horse, he is usually more prone to bolting than bucking when spooked. To this day I don't know what set him off but what was supposed to be a light hack in the arena turned into what could have been a bad accident. I asked him to...

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  •  March 12, 2012


    Thank you Troxel! I'm a competitive barrel racer and the only 30ish rider that I know who wears a helmet during practice and competition (at the competitions I go to). I've fallen off before without my helmet goofing around, but yesterday during a race my horse exploded violently and I went off with your helmet on and I am so...

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  •  March 10, 2012

    We were Doing so Good

    I was riding an adorable pinto pony, about 14.2 hands. He was a lesson pony with a passion for jumping - he had competed at 3'3'' and schooled around 4 foot - but he had a lot of 'Pony' in him. In other words, he could be very bratty. He and I had been in an local show, competed in...

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