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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

Guinness has a store room in his stable and i was in making his tea once and I have to shut the door behind me otherwise he sticks his nose in where it's not wanted and usually im quite quic but this one time i could hear him messing about with the bolt on the door...thought nothing of it and carried on with what I was doing, wen't to open the door to get back into the stable and found he had locked me in!! the walls are too high to climb over though so I had to shout the YO to come and let me out as thankfully he was walking past at that moment! 

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MrTwist

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MrTwist says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

Yep I've locked myself in the stable too when the kick bolt went, luckily I managed to jump over the door.  Would have had to sleep there if I didn't get over it as it's rented so no one to shout for, I now always have a broom or fork in hand!

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Jane Menzies

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Jane Menzies says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

Again getting locked in the stable and having to clamber out much to the amusement of the pony inside.  Going to catch the wrong horse, they just told me it was a bay and called Sarah, me being dopey caught the wrong one, thought it didn't seem happy in its bridle, it kept shaking its head and me quite happily riding it back to the yard bareback along the lane, only to be told I'd caught the wrong horse! Not doing the girth up tight enough on my new pony, he breathed in, I mounted from the floor and the saddle ended up under his belly and it didn't bat an eyelid at all, he just stood there as patient as anything like a rock!  Bless him. Plus I once left a banana on the side of the stable and I remember this fat little pony demolished the whole lot of it, skin and all.  On another pony I was riding once, she did an emergency stop at something and catapaulted me over her head, I went sailing and took the bridle off with me as well, we did have fun trying to catch this little monkey of a pony who had discovered her freedom, she was so naughty, luckily I wasn't concussed and could focus. 

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Abbexi

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Abbexi says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

 This is going to sound really random, but once when out riding, we stopped at a chip shop for chips.  So we parked our horses in the car park (lolol) and looped their reins around some bars (less dangerous than it sounds as the car park was fenced off).  One stayed outside to watch the horses whilst the rest of us went inside to buy chips.  I went outside to find my horse just sort of chilling in the car park, no longer wearing her bridle, which was still attached to the bars lol.  Lucky she was so good and didn't rampage around :).  But we didn't park there for chips again :P.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

So I am not the only one to get stuck in the stable with the bottom bolt swinging closed. Another was at a riding school / livery stables where the one groom had found her favourite horse having a nap chilling out on the stable floor and cuddled its head in her lap, it went to sleep and she could not wake it up 3 hours she was stuck and could not move even though she shouted for help. The one I am good at is going to clean the hooves out of the horse, bend over and the horse being good lifts it hoof for me except it hits me on the nose and I find myself sitting in a heap on the floor.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

A few years ago I was putting a rug on Grouse, flung it over him, did up the chest buckles and surcingles, was starting on the near side leg strap when something spooked him and he started moving off.........

he'd been standing next to the electric fence (not on, thank goodness) and I'd managed to get the surcingles OVER the tape so the two strands were inside his rug.....

when he realised he couldn't get away from the fence he just went bananas, bucking, jumping, and finally a couple of fence posts came out and he was broncing round the field trailing tape and posts until I managed to catch him and calm him down.

I've never put a rug on near a fence again.....

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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soniadevereux

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Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

thanks for starting this i have just had tears rolling down my face in hysterics as i can relate to all of these. Trying to laugh silently whilst at work is a bit of  strain though!!.

Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~Author Unknown

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

Another is mucking out in front of my late mare Lara an ex-racehorse who for such a large horse could silently come up behind and nipped my bum, now Sabrina the new girl has started to do this as well as turning over a full wheelbarrow then running off with my walking stick. Tonka loved people especially females in white tee shirts as he would wipe his nose on them and they would rub his ears and say white a good boy he was, so being cheeky asked if they would rub my ears if I did that. Then a mistake a new groom did at when I had Tonka at livery before bringing him own that was putting all the horses out as a mixed herd, normally geldings and mares did not mix, this problem I only found about when I walked into the local saddlery when the owner asked how Tonka was, suddendly I was started on by a lady who said so you are the owner of that horrible piebald cob who it turned out had molested her TB mare in fact had 12 mares that day and hers had gone back for seconds, and what was I going to do about it. My answer upset the lady was as far as I know Tonka was a Gelding but if proved wrong could be stud fees, the owner of the shop was killing himself laughig this did not help matters as it made me worse and the lady going red in the face.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

OMG where do I start!

A life time ago I was riding a friends horse having a lovely canter through the woods, came back to walk and my friend was in stitches, when asked why she said your girth snapped about 2 miles ago and I am impressed with your balance (she was an Insrtuctor) - I then promptly slid round the horses belly and landed in the biggest puddle ever!  Wish she'd kept quiet!

A few years after that I brought my first horse and was in the paddock doing some schooling, decided to set up a jump or 2, threw reins over gate loose (yeah stupid I know) only to turn round to find mare trotting off down field and bridle attached to gate!

Constant stupidity in my new yard - I had those posh arches and posts under the canopy - I am forever flying out of the stable next to the corner one and running into the post OUCH!

Welshie does not have a stallguard on her stable (she sneaks under them) and I am always forgetting the door will be shut and head butting it - or I forget the stallguard is there and walk straight into them!

That's it not fesssing up to anything else!!!

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Silly and stupid mistakes we make..Fess up fellow Your Horsers!

The latest thing in stupidity is walking into things when going from bright sunshine into the feedroom as my glasses are those type which darken with Ultra Violet light so will also react in cloudy weather as well. Then buy a black bucket from the £1 shop as when filled with water leaks due to a crack in the base caused by water pressure on the feeder mark where the plastic fed the mould to produce the bucket, now I remove the extended mark with a knife. Also like everyone else not paying attention using a metal curry comb to clean the brushes you have been  using on your horse instead you put grooves up your arm, since I only use rubber curry combs. Remember the Engineers rule if anything can go wrong it will.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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