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bcbarrelgirl97
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2015-03-11 10:35 AM
Subject: Craziest Barrel Stories



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So I wanna know yall's craziest barrel racing/ rodeo stories.
one of mine would have to be when I first bought my mare, I ran her for about 2 months to the right and she kept having problems with the first barrel so we took her to a Martha Josey clinic. That helped a little. I finally asked the original owner to send me a video of her running this mare and guess what! she runs to the left! go figure. she went through 2 owners who couldn't figure out the problem and it was as simple as changing directions!! Anyways, I want to hear your craziest/ funniest stories!!
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IowaCanChaser
Reg. Dec 2014
Posted 2015-03-11 10:43 AM
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Goat tying in knee deep mud! The goat couldn't move, but neither could I! Lost my splint boots that day, and about three pairs of bell boots.
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EmtRoper
Reg. Jul 2012
Posted 2015-03-11 12:24 PM
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I was running my futurity colt and we went in and our entire run fell apart. He went from being at the top of the 1D to he was the very last place. Needless to say I was devastated because I immediately thought that there was something wrong with him. My husband listened to me complain and go on and on about this when I finally looked at him and went "well aren't you going to say anything?!??!?!" He simply looked at me and said " he would have clocked just fine had you went to the right barrel first.." I simply looked at him just flabbergasted I could believe that I did that I just went in and headed to the left barrel instead of the right!
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Timber Creek
Reg. Mar 2009
Posted 2015-03-11 2:29 PM
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EmtRoper - 2015-03-11 12:24 PM I was running my futurity colt and we went in and our entire run fell apart. He went from being at the top of the 1D to he was the very last place. Needless to say I was devastated because I immediately thought that there was something wrong with him. My husband listened to me complain and go on and on about this when I finally looked at him and went "well aren't you going to say anything?!??!?!" He simply looked at me and said " he would have clocked just fine had you went to the right barrel first.." I simply looked at him just flabbergasted I could believe that I did that I just went in and headed to the left barrel instead of the right!

Are we related?  That sounds like something I would do, lol!
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imturnin3
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2015-03-11 2:54 PM
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I was know at the local riding arena who had the horse that would try and jump the barrel instead of just hitting it! Sucker never his a barrel in the 6-7 years I ran him! I still have it on video of him doing that! ?? also what I ran 4-he same horse shut down on his front end and catapulted me on top his neck going into second. I was hangin upside down hung my spur in the cantle of the saddle, managed to crawl back up while he was still running finish the pattern and still qualify for state!?? have that one on video too!!!
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snoopyjoe
Reg. Jan 2008
Posted 2015-03-11 3:28 PM
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A friend of mine was running poles and coming up off the first pole her horse turned so hard that she came out of the saddle and landed in front of it. By the next pole she somehow got back in the saddle and finished her pole run and won the class. That was crazy!!
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justanothergirl
Reg. Nov 2015
Posted 2015-11-03 5:33 PM
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I was turning the second barrel and the reins got flipped over the horses head
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QH<3er
Reg. Oct 2011
Posted 2015-11-19 3:49 PM
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I was running poles on my mare and she turned the end and slipped and spun and smacked into the pole right between her eyes and she just stood there for a second like " what just happened?!?!" then went on her merry way. It was to funny !
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angelica
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2015-11-19 4:03 PM
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When I was a teenager my dad was sitting by the fence next to the second barrel drinking beer, when I got to the back side of the second barrel my mare slid down completely and all four legs slid under the fence hitting my dads lawn chair sending him and his beer into the air! Nobody was hurt, even the horse was fine! It had been raining and the ground had a hidden slick spot under it! I will never forget that, my dad has since past away but I will always have that special memory, even though it was a hot mess lol!
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CAMequine
Reg. Oct 2017
Posted 2017-10-18 10:32 AM
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Accident. I didn’t mean to quote this??

Edited by CAMequine 2017-10-18 10:34 AM
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patrick56
Reg. Jul 2020
Posted 2020-07-03 3:38 AM
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Wow, so many interesting stories. I think I'm the one why hasn't a one

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Nateracer
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2020-07-03 8:31 AM
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Most of my crazy stories involve the ground and a beat up body. 

5yo - Fell off under a mare on a lunge line.  Got a cut on my head.  Bled on brand new emergency room floor. Proudly sported 4 stitches.  (my brain must have leaked out then. LOL)

12yo -  running home from 3rd. Horse typically circled. Ran to gate and stopped.  Saddle flipped up and flipped me off.  Landed on steel rail of fence across mid back and broke the fence. Still have bruising in my spine from that.  Now I always have a back cinch.

17yo - Run going well, still don't know what happened.  Horse turned 2nd and I didn't.  Hip inch higher on right than left one. 

Mid 20s - Horse went to turn 1st barrel in deep, deep sand.  Stuck his front feet and they never came out.  We tipped over, I twisted myself all goofy to avoid landing on the barrel.  Popped ribs out.  OUCH.  Went from running 2D/3D to like barely making 5D.  Bought a helmet.  Moved on and started clocking again.   Discovered my bounce wasn't quite as good at that age.

37 - Stupid horse bucked me off. No bounce at all. Landed on super hardened clay.  Severe nerve damage to left hip.  Nothing broken, but hip is still numb over a year later. Sold my first horse, who's now a baby maker. 

 

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Lucy's Mom
Reg. Aug 2006
Posted 2020-07-06 9:00 AM
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Mom and I almost exactly 20 yrs apart, same saddle, same bit, different horses, different arena, but both ran left, had them turn inside out so fast on the first barrel no one but us knew what happened, Mom was at a AQHA show and I was at a local jackpot. Everyone was yelling at us to keep going. 

 

When I was a kid I turned my Dads Calf horse into a show horse. We were at a local show and the showmanship judge walked by and smacked her clipboard with her hand, in turn the horse when flying backwards, she was yelling at me to let go, I was yelling at her that I knew what I was doing with him. I got him stopped, she decided SHE needed to teach him a lesson and went to go put the chain over his nose, I pushed her away and walked out of the class, told her you are not ruining my Dads calf horse. Later that year I ran across her again, I did not place in a single class. And she told my Mom in the parking lot, I needed to learn manners.

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