I was bucked off of Freddy on Sunday, and I ended up going into convulsions with a severe concussion and I was rushed to the ER. Actually, without the aid of a woman at the barn (a retired nurse), I probably would be dead right now.
I won't be back in the saddle full strength until next month, but I'm really just hoping the Freddy is okay. He never bucks, so it is blantantly a pain or rider issue.
The problem is that I've lost a gap of my memory; I only recall up until a few, fuzzy moments of being bucked off (at around 2:30PM; I specifically remember trying to hold his head up and then falling to the side) and everything else until 6:00PM is missing.
I'm going to talk to the people who witnessed Freddy's explosion and my fall. At the hospital yesterday, my sister (who only saw the after story) only could tell me that Freddy was still bucking after he got me off. She and Tammy have both gone out today to see if he's pulling the same behaviour or if there is an obvious sign of pain. His owner has ordered the vet out on Friday to check him over, and she's going to inject him regardless.
The most likely cause is probably his bone spur shifting again. His pastern (the location of it) has been swelling on and off since a while ago.
It could also be a tack malfunction, which we're checking saddle and bridle fit.
He could also need a chiropractor, because he's been tense on his right bend for a couple of weeks.
But the strangest thing about Sunday was the fact that, even though the weather was warm and the routine was normal, every horse on the farm was acting odd.
I wish I could remember the incident, and fill in the puzzle. I need to know if it was something I did to set him off; he was acting strange, but he wasn't acting explosively strange.
Send Freddy luck and hope that he isn't injured. I'll keep you guys updated! ~