Discussion in 'Driving' started by joosie, Mar 22, 2012.
But you might want to watch this first :help:
Why did it take so long to get the other horses out of there??:unsure:
Indeed. That would have been my first move.
I can see why they wouldn't have gotten them out immediately in the first instance - but not the second.
For a room full of horse professionals, that was an awful situation handled really quite badly.
room full of idiots
Gosh that was awful. Not an easy situation to get back under control but Some serious incompetence there and some downright stupidity. Hope the horses were ok.
Seen it loads of times, now go out and find the number of riding crashes and driving crashes and compare the number, now ask yourself why I can get insurance to teach carriage driving for a couple of hundred quid and my riding school in surance was thousands.
Accidents happen in all disciplines, but statistically carriage driving is safer than riding, so long as the basic rules are applied. fly in the face of them and you can make it as dengerous as you want.
I have no sympathy for the guy who gets mowed down standing infront of a horse in blinkers that is spooked by the cart that has just bounced round his back end and the harness he is caught up in.
I watched that 3 times and made OH watch it. cant comment as never driven. But to be honest some of the worst accidents I have ever seen are not driving or riding but leading!
Not an idiot, sometimes it's worth a risk, but not in that situation. I saw a chap stop a runaway team by grabbing one of the leaders from the ground. I don't see what blinkers has to do with the equasion. A runaway horse blinkered or not will still be a runaway horse.
Sometimes all a runaway horse needs is some input, it might pay off, you might get flattened.
Since it was America I was surprised at how long it took them to attempt to lasso the runaway.