I hate getting hurt...vent - The Horse Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Newport,NC
Posts: 356
• Horses: 1
I hate getting hurt...vent

Ok so I had a freak accident Sunday evening. I was finally adding some good speed to my barrel runs and getting excited to compete in my first rodeo on Saturday. My last run we got to the 3rd barrel and after making our turn he side swiped the barrel and I basically ended up punting it with my left leg. It had sand in it, because the barn owner did that to keep them from blowing around in the field. I knew it hurt real bad so I thought I was probably bruised. I looked down to find my jeans soaked in blood. So horrified, drove myself to the hospital and am now layed up with stitches. Its a 5inch laceration so deep it got to my artery but didn't hit it. Shew! It didn't cut my jeans though. Weird. So I am elevating it because it throbs badly. So called my husband to come home cuz I can't get up. By the time the weekend comes I should be able to walk around so we are going to be spectators at the rodeo :( I'm so bored just lying here and if I look at any riding videos all I want to do is ride!! I totally hate this. I think I'm def going to buy my own barrels to practice with. Thanks for listening.

Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls- they give us hope!
huntergrl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 03:49 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,201
• Horses: 24
That sucks! Sorry you got hurt and I hope you heal up quickly.

Have you considered buying some of those shin guard things?

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Posts: 4,467
• Horses: 5
That happened to mt bf's dad. He now uses shin guards as his horse LOVES to use him to hit the barrels.
KigerQueen is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 04:39 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 479
• Horses: 0
Ouch! Sorry to hear that. Hope you heal up soon.
JulieG is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 04:42 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,487
• Horses: 0
Ugh. I would've freaked out so badly.

Were they metal barrels? I've only used the plasticy ones, and those hurt like crap and leave big bruises. I'm too much of a weenie to use metal ones.
Posted via Mobile Device
waresbear and barrelbeginner like this.
GamingGrrl is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 04:56 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 719
• Horses: 2
Ouch! Hope it heals soon.

morganarab94 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 05:14 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Omaha Nebraska ish
Posts: 2,351
• Horses: 3
Ouch ... Hope you feel better soon

Don't Flatter yourself Cowboy I was looking at your Horse
LORI
Critter sitter is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 07:25 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,290
• Horses: 2
Time for some shin guards. I'm sorry that had to of hurt. I've got alot of scars on my shins but nothing ever bad enough to go to the hospital.
Posted via Mobile Device
BarrelRacer23 is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
been there. only i have a permanent bruise from back in 2003, yes 2003! and a large dent in my shin from smoking a barrel.

the barrels were plastic and dark green. my skin had green paint on it, through my jeans!!!
Posted via Mobile Device
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 07-16-2013, 11:48 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,627
• Horses: 3
Ouch!!!

Heal up!
Posted via Mobile Device
beau159 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I hate my new job *vent* OutOfTheLoop General Off Topic Discussion 3 12-17-2012 04:37 AM
What do I wear to go trail riding if I hate jeans and I hate jodhpurs? Ricci Horse Talk 21 03-24-2012 11:10 PM
Will This Hurt Him...? ArticDream Horse Health 9 07-25-2009 04:07 PM
need to vent again...i vent a lot...lol KANSAS_TWISTER General Off Topic Discussion 6 08-23-2008 07:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome