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Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:15 pm
by pukkapony
Ok, with exception to the dreaded P.T.S. situatuion what is your biggest horsy fear?

Mine is being kicked after getting chucked off; I know someone who was bucked off and she came of at the back of the horse, the horse kicked out again after she had actualy come off and kicked her in the face with both back hooves. Apparently the doctors said she was lucky to be alive, if the kick had been off to one side as oppsoed to central, or the horse had been wearing shoes, she would have almost cirtanly died!

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:29 pm
by Kaliska
Falling off out hacking and having my horse run off. I did finally fall off the other week out hacking (after 10 years of riding) and it was good to actually do it at last as I had been getting more and more scared of it happening!

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:22 pm
by lemmethink
Mine is about my horse's fetlocks. He has been sore before (probably from lungeing indoors when the weather was bad for weeks) and the vet and farrier suspect he may have a touch of sidebone, or changes in that area that make him sensitive to turns and angles, like cambered roads. I think about it more than strictly healthy. It doesn't stop is from doing things, but I do try and structure the best situation with this in mind.

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:01 am
by Irishcobfan
My biggest fear is being bolted with, a horse I rode years ago was like riding a 17.2hh guided missile. He headed for the gate and he suddenly veered one way and I went the other...right on top of some hard baked tractor ruts. Ouch!

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:46 am
by Archie
Ridden mine would bolting. To be on a horse in a state of total blind panic and having no control as the rider is my biggest fear.

Laminitis is another fear. Or if for any reason my pony had be on very long prolonged box rest. I would find that very hard to deal with as he is a native pony who lives to be outside and I don't know if I could stand by and watch him be that unhappy.

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:37 pm
by littlehorse
My worst ridden fear would be rearing. To have a horse stand upright and potentially fall over backwards would be by worst nightmare. I don't mind bucking though.

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:22 pm
by mja
My horses being stolen or havig some injury/disease causing them to be PTS xx

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:50 am
by HollyGee
Aside from things like losing/damaging them in horrific road accidents (like in Horse Whisperer), just the thought of being kicked scares me! i have been lucky enough in my 20 year horsey life to never have been clocked!

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:31 pm
by Horse Girl
Having no brakes out hacking (as well in the school) is my biggest fear after my accident Another would have to be riding a horse that suddenly rears and bucks - scary!

Re: Whats your biggest (horsy) fear.... and why?

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:06 pm
by dominochase
Bolting out hacking is definitely mine and for that reason I get nervous when I'm riding an unknown horse and the area opens out into a field or similar. I'm fine if I know the horse, it's only if I don't know them.