Must watch video of Pole Bending horse at Congress 2013

Still trying to figure out why this chokes me up!

This is the first time I have tried sharing a Facebook video from someone else (not loaded on YouTube), if you have trouble seeing it let me know and I will try sharing another way.

Must Watch-Amazing pole horse

Must Watch-Amazing pole horse


  1. Desiree Dean on February 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Lance is a great guy and I’m glad to see that he’s okay. Just a few months prior to this, he filled in for my farrier who had a similar accident, but on concrete and broke his leg. I had a new horse that needed his shoes pulled and trimmed and Lance did the job. I was shocked when he told me to make the check out to my farrier and that he would send it to him. He said, “I’m sure one of these days I’ll need someone to help me out.” I’m glad this was not that “one of these days”! That’s a great horse you’ve got there Lance and Jan, and thanks for sharing Stacy!

  2. […] Many people were touched, including myself, by the video I shared of the pole bending horse that slipped at Congress and then finished the run by himself. To see that story click here. […]

  3. Jan Kendrick on November 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    This is It Pays More To Win – we call him Cash, he is a 6 year old gelding. Both horse and rider are thankfully just fine. We purchased him as a 2 year old and started him. He really does like his job and does not see a lot of patterns. His general exercise program is a bit of long trotting, loping and trail riding around our farm. He does not see many patterns at home and has mostly been shown AQHA and NPBA. After this slip in the Sweepstakes the two of them placed 5th in Amateur Poles. Cash also has 2 top 10 placings at the AQHA World Show. Lance said that after his “dirt nap” he thought we should put the dirt that he shook out of his ear in a frame because that was going to be the only prize coming from that class. Thank you so very much for sharing this video it has been a big surprise to see how many people all over the world have seen this and kindly commented. We are very blessed to be surrounded by amazing people who support us in this fun sport.

  4. Ray Girard on November 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Just stumbled upon this through Allissa. What a heart-warming video. You can’t help but smile. Thanks.

  5. Erin M on November 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I was wondering about some of the Facebook comments that the horse and rider did not have a partnership, because the horse did not stop and check that his rider was ok. Any thoughts?

    • Stacy on November 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Horses are funny and that one looked confused, “Um, we didn’t practice this….let me guess the right answer….ugh, is this right?….” It just gave us a glimpse into the horses thought process. I know plenty of people who, when under pressure, aren’t perfect….but you can see where they were.

  6. Stacey Pidgeon on November 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    that was amazing. How could you not get choked up? How sweet what a lovely horse to continue by himself. Imagine his thoughts “oh shit dad u fell off oh well I got this!”

  7. International Cowgirl on November 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Reblogged this on International Cowgirl and commented:
    I saw this on an acquaintance’s page – I thought it was amazing. This horse really knows his job. I hope the rider was okay. A must see and reblog. 🙂

  8. Jan Kendrick on November 3, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Sent through your horsemanship email.

  9. Henrique on November 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

    quero baixar o video como faço? tenho que ter esse momento em meu pc..

    • Stacy on November 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Eu não sei como ajudá-lo. Eu estou usando o Google Translate apenas para escrever isso, lol.

  10. Doreen on November 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Only have an iPad and it won’t load because Apple won’t let us install adobe flash:(

  11. Jan Kendrick on November 3, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Hi Stacy, this is our horse, if you would like to message me I will tell you more.

    • Stacy on November 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Hello Jan! Yes, I would love more info!

  12. stonepony1 on November 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

    One of the scariest things that has ever happend to me was when a tire on the horse trailer went flat on a very busy highway and there was no way to get off the highway. We had to call a policeman to come and all he did was turn his lights on and sit in his airconditiond car. Some of the trafic would not even get over. My granddaughter waved a red shirt to help get people over and we unloaded the horses and changed the tire right on the edge of the highway with semis going 70 miles an hour right past us. I was very thankful that the 3 horses stayed calm enough to unload and load in that situation.

  13. Lindsay on November 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I can understand how it would choke you up, it did me. Brilliant.

  14. Ivie on November 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Maybe because you understand it is not just a bond between you and the horse, it is a true partnership.

  15. Mindy Lightner on November 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Stacey, I suspect you would also appreciate this run:

    • Stacy on November 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Wow! That was amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lindsay on November 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Mindy, that gave me goosebumps, thank you. That undying amazing bond we can have with horses.

  16. gmudget102 on November 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! That just made my day! That horse must really love his job!

  17. Grace Mudget on November 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! That just made my day!! That’s so cool!!

  18. Alyssa VanLaningham on November 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I also have a horse that lives to run the poles. He well do it without a saddle or anything. He truly loves and gets excited for it

  19. Gloria Kadlec on November 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Hello Stacey not able to open the video. 🙁

    • Stacy on November 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      You might have to be logged into Facebook when you try watching. The video was posted on Facebook….that is my non technical guess.

  20. Les Roy on November 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Wow a momentary gasp and then watching an amazing horse

  21. Dee Thompson on November 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Thank you Stacy for sharing this amazing video. Brought happy tears to my eyes!! 🙂

  22. rrfarms4 on November 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    They do not need us as much as you think?????

  23. Chris on November 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I can’t see it from iPad 🙁 bummer

    • Stacy on November 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      If you get a chance to see from another device it is cool…weird I thought my hubby watched it on his iPad…I will have to ask.

  24. Sandy Miller on November 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    to say that horse is awesome,don’t cut it. Wow.

  25. J2B on November 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I chokes u up because u appreciate a horse who obviously knows and loves his job.

  26. Janie on November 2, 2013 at 11:50 am

    It won’t let me watch it without installing Flashplayer on my phone. 🙁

    • Stacy on November 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      When you get to a computer, try again!

  27. Ida Marie Panella Carlough on November 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I was choked up too! I think it is because the horse finished his job. How impressive!

  28. Anne on November 2, 2013 at 11:42 am

    This is amazing.

  29. LeAnn Hutchison-Bill on November 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    That is FANTASTIC!! Thanks for sharing this Stacy! 🙂

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