no idea! i was on the opposite side of him. so all i saw was his neck twisted to the other side and staying there. my mom was on the other side of the arena and said she saw his muzzle but couldnt see his full head, it was like, stuck underneath his neck. it was weird. it was all slow motion but by the time i got to him, he was rolled back over and getting up. if i could have reached him sooner, i could have kept him down until i knew he was okay. the reins were not caught up on his legs but i wonder if he was laying on the rein and that kept his neck turned?
we were turning left, and he tripped and i saw his neck bending left as he was going down. and i saw his butt in the air at first as he was heading my direction. and he fell/rolled over to the right while his neck was bent left. was stuck legs up for 5 seconds or so and thats when i was rolling and getting to my feet when he untangled himself and was on his way up. he head was cocked to the left and it took him awhile to straighten out.
he loaded in the trailer great to go home. and unloaded good. hes having a hard time turning his head either way. his neck wont move. Im keeping him in my 'dry lot' area so he can move around, but not be stiff. i was on the fence about stalling him or not, but i think thatd make matters worse. hes calling to his buddies out on the pasture, but he had wrecker for company. lots of hay and had a handful of grain and some cookies.
wish i had some bute but unfortunately i dont.
i hosed off his legs and applied ointment to his scrapes. all are superficial.
got some numbers to call tomorrow for a chiropractor. my chiro is currently in a back-brace and unable to work...
this was my first fall with a horse. very soft landing for me. my mom said i looked like i kicked away from him and tucked and rolled on purpose. (totally wasnt even thinking anything like that...lol) next thing i knew i was on my feet running to him. dont even remember feeling the sand granules. but i have 'sand rash' on my elbow and a bruising tricep...??? Posted via Mobile Device