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‘Oh Crap’ Monday, Hero Outrider Edition

Monday is already the crappiest day of the week, so it only makes sense that we make things official. Here’s our latest “oh crap” video — with a happy ending, thanks to a heroic outrider!

Outriders have one of the gutsiest jobs in the horse world: when everything is going well, you might only barely notice their presence on the track. But when the manure hits the fan, the outrider springs into action, and it’s his or her reflexes and judgement of a situation that can prevent calamity from striking.

Here’s a prime example of a great save by an outrider: this Nadine Habke at Thistledown in Ohio, aboard her incredible 24-year-old Paint horse BB, swooping in to save the day. Keep an eye on the 7 horse…

A couple of day ago, the camera crew was able to video a catch of mine. ?Thought I would share with everyone ! So proud of BB!!

Posted by Nadine Habke on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Outriders have just moments to read a situation and act to keep horses and people safe, and luckily for this filly, Nadine and BB timed this rescue perfectly! Our hats are off to the hardworking outriders of the racetrack.

Have an ‘Oh Crap’ moment to share? Email your photo/video and a brief explanation of what is going down to [email protected]! Instagram users, tag your moments with #OhCrapHN (your photos need to be set to public or we won’t see them!)

Go forth and tackle your Monday, Horse Nation. Go Riding!

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