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post #1 of 16 Old 08-04-2009, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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I got kicked in the knee!

Yesterday I went out on a trail ride with my friends. I was riding a gelding named Duke, and the girl in front of me was riding a mare named Comet. We were trotting, and I looked down for a second to put something in my pocket. As soon as I looked back up all I saw was Comet's hind foot flying straight towards me! I heard the CLAP when the shoe on her hoof came in contact with my knee cap, and boy did it hurt! I was in so much pain that I got dizzy on the walk back, and had to lay on Duke's neck for a few minutes.

I was wearing jeans, so I didn't realize how bad it was until I got off Duke and sat down. The borium on her shoe had taken off a chunk of my skin just under my knee cap. My entire knee is swollen in the position I was in while I was on Duke. It's all black and blue, and I can barely walk because the swelling is pushing my knee cap up.

I've never gotten kicked before, so this has been quite an experience! Lol
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-04-2009, 11:45 PM
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OMG that's terrible! You should probably have that knee x-rayed.
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post #3 of 16 Old 08-04-2009, 11:47 PM
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Welcome to the club!
I got kicked about 3 1/2 months ago in the side of my knee. I have damage to my MCL and meniscus. I would suggest you go to your physician to make sure nothing is damaged.
I still need a knee brace, and still need to use crutches the odd day (I was supposed to be on them for about 5 weeks!) here and there. Running and riding is still out.
I hope your injuries are just superficial!


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post #4 of 16 Old 08-04-2009, 11:49 PM
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Aw I am so sorry, and to you too JDI! I always forget how horses can actually hurt me, so I am sorry you had to be reminded this way! I hope you feel better soon.
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I'm planning on going to the doctor. The swelling has gone down A LOT though from yesterday, and I can walk a lot better and easier as well. But the bruising did get a lot worse.

Kathryn
Thank you. That mare is known for being moody. Just last week she kicked a boy in the ankle on his horse. Same situation.
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If you can walk well, then I doubt there's too much damage (I was hobbling/on crutches for weeks) but it's always good to get it checked out.


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If you can walk well, then I doubt there's too much damage (I was hobbling/on crutches for weeks) but it's always good to get it checked out.
Yea, I figured if the swelling goes down (which it did), and if I can walk on it then I doubt there's nothing seriously wrong.
My boss was worried that maybe she chipped a bone in my knee? But I don't think there's a lot that they can do about that even if she did.
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Wow! That's always been one of my worries, getting kicked in the knee while on horse back. Sorry it happened to you (and you to JDI). Glad the swelling in going down and you're getting around easier.

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post #9 of 16 Old 08-05-2009, 09:00 AM
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Yea, I figured if the swelling goes down (which it did), and if I can walk on it then I doubt there's nothing seriously wrong.
My boss was worried that maybe she chipped a bone in my knee? But I don't think there's a lot that they can do about that even if she did.
Actually none of that is true. Many years ago my wife broke her foot but was able to walk on it for days before I convinced her to get it xrayed and she needed a cast for 6 weeks. As for a chip, it can be and probably should be removed.

Things can happen fast on a horse! I was working with a new horse a few weeks ago and in the blink of an eye, Boomer spun and gave a kick that was intended (I hope) for the new horse but got me in my butt - I wasn't able to sit comfortably for 2 days.

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-05-2009, 09:06 AM
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I am so sorry to hear about your injury, and the knee of all places.

My heart goes out to you and JDI.

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