Woah Shamrock! Rider loses control of retired racehorse.

Woah Shamrock! Rider loses control of retired racehorse.


100 thoughts on “Woah Shamrock! Rider loses control of retired racehorse.

  1. OUCH I feel your pain! This is NOT funny at all when a horse bolts it is the SCARIEST thing I have been on a horse that has bolted and trust me it's THE worst thing knowing your going to fall off

  2. Well yeah, there is this when you adopt an ottb. It's why it's so important that they are restarted after the track, and you are both a good match, and you know how to ride. There are some great ottb's out there that love to just walk. ANY horse, before you buy, make dang sure it's the horse for you. A "kid safe" horse still has all those buttons when you become a better rider. What they know would scare you, but they most likely are a lot more tolerant (shut down or lame from pain) to go there. This is kinda funny, because God knows we've all been there. Cautionary as well, because the right ottb for you is critical.

  3. I had to watch this because I rode racehorses for 24 years and its just the most helpless feeling when your getting run off with,,,you know they'll eventually get tired but will you run out of real estate before then?? on the racetrack we have Outriders to help us if something like this happens,,,Ive been fortunate that I never came off while going full blast but will admit I did jump off one time prior to knowing this was going to happen,,,not a great feeling that's for sure!

  4. Smh. Thats when you bail, keep your hand on the rein and take control from the ground. That horse should have been trained in an enclosed arena before taken out into an open space.

  5. shit were you ok ? I guess you lived as you put this video up , but a bit scary all the same , when you think about it , all horses are capable of this , just not all ( thank god ) actually do it …

  6. Wwwwwoooow shamrock ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

  7. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love this..poor thing once they're bred as race horses they never really go back you just have to cope with it

  8. Itโ€™s actually pretty scary I went horse back riding with my friend and the horse I was riding is pretty stubborn and he bolted off with me and I felt like my life was gonna end getting hit by a car because he was bolting to a high way I was getting ready to jump off but the owner put his life in my hands so I pulled the reins and he went to a trot and jumped off him and walked him back to the stable it is a scary experience ,I was going around 30 miles per hour thatโ€™s what it felt like thank God I didnโ€™t fall or loose control .

  9. Well clearly shouting WOOAH wont help. first of all stop yanking the horse. And say woaaaaah calm down. in a calming voice

  10. I'm an ex racehorse and if some fucker pulls my reins when I'm blasting along the lane then you can bet your life I'm gonna bury him.

  11. Glad you were not hurt. With that said, this has got to be the funniest video I have seen in quite some time. I come back from time to time and watch it when I feel like a laugh.

  12. 00:43 I know it has been some time, but whatever happens, don't stop giving direction instructions! Most of the time you'll still be able to lead the way even though your horse refuses to slow down.

  13. Man ex racehorses are hilariously terrifyingly fun. Once they want to go, by God will they take that bit and fuck off with you, no amount of power in your arms will hold them back LMAO.
    Sometimes you just gotta hold on for dear life and ride it out, did you lose a stirrup at one point that knocked you off balance?

    I love mine to bits, even at 17 years old and retrained, if he see's an open stretch that resembles a track his racehorse instincts will kick in, it's just in their blood, ya gotta respect how much they love it in a way even though they're bold little shits haha, that's half the fun of having TB's.

  14. Shamrock was fine. It's the rider that needs to be trained. You put the horse in danger by not controlling it.
    You see, the animal is smarter than you give him credit to be. He will push limits to see what you will let him get by with. If you pull his nose up against your left boot he will either stop or go around in a very small circle.

  15. Harder you pull on those reins, the faster a racehorse goes. Retired as well with not much mouth sensitivity. All that yelling making him more riled. Once they latch on you are gone!. Rider should have had another horse with him to negotiate the scary bits. Glad everyone ok cause I figured it was going to happen just from rider fatigue…..

  16. If this happens to anyone pull their head around, like you would to prevent bucking, if they are only at a trot or jerk the reins back hard to really let them feel the bit and that you are still there not one long pull but release and pull/jerking motion. this same thing happened to me before. Not on a race horse, thank god, but I too fell off and luckily ppl where there, that must have sucked being alone!

  17. I'm laughing. I pulled up a search for a rider trying to hold back a horse to show my son….as I was trying to get him to see how I want him to SLOW DOWN during his school testing, compared to how he usually is speeding along too fast and out of control. And your video couldnt have been more perfect! He said, "So falling off Shamrock is me getting a "F" on my test!" We both enjoyed the video!

  18. Really wish YouTube would include a text box option so users can / have to give a brief reason for choosing thumbs up or down. The currently 595 shit-wads that didn't like this enough to bother marking it down need to explain themselves.

  19. Don't worry he just needs to learn his transitions …from trot to canter to gallop from gallop to canter to trot ..racehorses learn from walk to whoosh in a straight line …it's not hot bloodedness it's just they haven't learnt transitions and canter and trot are under developed their necks have usually less muscle to hold up carriage like a showjumper etc he will be a dream pony in no time!

  20. You probably should have just rode it out.. Saying "WOAH SHAM" So many times probably wasn't helping the fact that putting the words to running really fast. But you do you I guess, I'm very glad that you or Shamrock didn't get hurt.

  21. My horse does the same thing and it scares the hell out of me. I donโ€™t care how hard I pull on the bit
    He will not listen.

  22. It's never the speed that's scary, it's that unplanned dismount that often follows it at the end! (Been there, done that. First horse I owned loved to run a bit too much when I first got her as well!)

  23. everytime i say woah me nd my mum go WOAH SHAMROCK ita basically an inside jk now ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ

  24. He took dive๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.. If I got on a horse that actually wanted to gallop it would be a dream come true..
    Why people want to turn a tb into a hack or a bored ass school master I'll never know..sham wants to run ride it

  25. Nothing worse than I run away. I've had a bad one. Horse I was riding on the road spooked jumped
    a bar ditch went through an electric fence. Which spooked him more. Ended up Running through CRP grass chest-high. And hit a Farmer's plow that had been left out there for years. Killed the horse almost instantly. Tore my saddle all to shitt! I got ejected out the front end and was thrown clear I did limp away from that one thankfully but the horse wasn't as fortunate. RIP Splash you goofy son of a bitch!!

  26. My horses done this with me because the track team came up from behind us and scared the living shit out of him so he took off running I had to scream at the kids to stop running turned him around I thought he finally he stopped and then decided he wanted the bolt at all the kids. It was kind of hilarious it scared the shit out of them

  27. I think the problem was that for example the owner of my loan (he was once a racing horse too) told me that some years ago when her horse started bolting it was hard for her to stop him too because in races it is like when you pull on the reins your horse is asked to be faster and when you let go of them it has to get slower ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  28. I would have fallen right into the tree at that point the path forked.. Horse looked like it was going left then suddenly went right..

  29. Amateur rider. Shouldn't have even been allowed to be on the horse because he doesn't have the skills to control or stop it. A retired racehorse is always a racehorse and once they are warmed up they just follow natural instincts and gallop to win. If a human being with limited horse riding skills doesn't understand that then they are doomed for serious injury or worse – imminent death. This rider is clearly an amateur, he was scared which wouldn't have helped Shamrocks nerves and it was just a matter of time before the rider crapped off the horse. Moral of the story ride a horse that suits your riding capabilities. Shamrocks well being is just as important as the rider's and Shamrock should be given to someone who can ride and control him to be fair to the well being / safety of the horse and others in the community..

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