Monday is the crappiest day of the week, so it only makes sense that we make things official. Here’s our latest batch of reader-submitted “Oh Crap” photos and videos.
Karly Lekberg: “Oh Crap Moment. First time over this jump. Slowed down a stride away and then sprang for the jump! Lucky we both made it though just fine!”
Jenna Schulte: “This week’s submission is a photo of one of my students at Poplar Place a couple of weeks ago. We stayed an extra night to school cross country after a super day of showing, and whether due to the rainy weather/wet ground, or exhaustion, aliens, etc, we had a loss of confidence, and the rider forgot how to rider, and the horse forgot how to horse for a little while! They pulled it together shortly after this, and finished their school with confidence.”
Nichole Bradford: “During a Tim Bourke clinic on my mare who frequently stops. Thought she was stopping at this fence…..NOPE!”
Allison Stitzringer: “I’d like to submit a video of my pony and I at a HT this past weekend. We got over the first fence on XC without trouble, but at fence 2 he saw Death Himself in the produce stand, and performed a big fat NOPE of a sliding stop.”
Photos used with permission of photographer, Kimberli Shuman of KDShuman Photography.”
Gabriela Varela: “In this video I am competing in my first show in the .80-.90 m class in Colombia, the horse I’m riding is Juego de Azar. As we were coming up to the fourth fence I got a little lost in the strides to the fence so I went forward thinking he would take a long spot and well… Things got a little sticky. We made it over the fence and I managed to stay on and reorganize for the next fence. Juego de Azar left the ring unhurt and with a good pat for being such a good honest horse. The stumble is around 33 seconds into the video.
Meghan Jefferson: “Circa 1987(?); the first time my trainer ever tried (emphasis on the tried) to get my pony and I to school cross country fences. No major injuries except scraped legs (hers) and wounded pride (mine) – although I did stay on. No surprise that I am only just now making the switch from hunters to “baby” eventing!”
Kate Wooten: “Butterkinz McKinley at Lucinda Green clinic!”
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!