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post #21 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 11:15 AM
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I'm glad you both are okay. I've seen that happen once before at the Mesquite Rodeo. Definitely a scarey ordeal to go through. Kudos to you for handling it so well.
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post #22 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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well, today we are quite sore.

My left arm is very sore and stiff. Poor Nut is stiff in his neck. Like I had expected. But he nickered at me when I went to check on him this morning. He didn't want to turn his neck either way but didn't seem to be agitated when I palpated his neck/withers/back/hips. So that's a plus.

I was so close to having this on video too. I told my bf to only video record me on Rumor, not to worry about Nutmeg. That would have been crazy. Although I would have liked to have seen it happen.
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post #23 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 03:20 PM
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OMG Hon-- glad you are OK!!! And him too!!

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post #24 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 06:46 PM
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Glad you both are okay! Could have been much much worse. Hope soreness and bruises is all you have.

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post #25 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 06:51 PM
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That's me too...I'd kill to have my falls or mistakes on video so I could see them and see what happened!

I'm glad he seems to be feeling okay, and hopefully a chiro will get back to you soon.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #26 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 06:51 PM
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holy cow! Glad you're both alright! (mostly haha)

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post #27 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 10:18 PM
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Wow, scary! Glad nothing more serious happened. Poor nut, hope he feels better soon.
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post #28 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 10:32 PM
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Very scary, glad you're both mostly okay.
If he's that stiff and unable to move his neck.. and by the description of the torsion injury.. I'd be calling a vet for a once over, myself.


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post #29 of 34 Old 09-08-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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not sure what a vet would be able to do in this situation besides say 'rest him' and give him pain medication. A chiropractor will be able to do more for him then my vet would right now. We don't skimp on vet care. (not saying that that's what your implying) but a chiropractor checking him over is better then my vet at this point.

If he needs a vet, he'll have one.
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post #30 of 34 Old 09-09-2013, 12:43 AM
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Wow, it's always horrifying when something like that happens. So glad that neither one of you was seriously hurt.

You handled it superbly and, even though I know it's hard not to feel guilty, it was purely an accident. Those things happen. It's how you respond to them that matters and you did great.

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