Well I am writing this from my bed at the moment! And I am happy to share as I am ok and I can laugh about it now!
On Monday night while schooling Flynn in our indoor he decided to throw in a massive vertical rodeo style buck that fired me straight off! It was quite impressive apparently and I left quite a dent in the arena floor!!! A visit to A&E and I have extensive soft tissue damage, damage to my coxis and concussion!!
Now I would like to say this isn't his normal behaviour, in all fairness he is never and has never been the most relaxed in our indoor it is small and dark. However we are in the winter season and we have to exercise as best we can.
After being in on our own for about 5 mins a further 5 people came in with their horses to school so it became a little bit chaotic to say the least. Not everyone has very good spacial awearness!!
It was freezing so they were all a 'little' fresh
We have no turnout at the moment either which isn't ideal but you manage the best you can.
Anyway silver lining.... while I have a horse that now feels he is so fit/well and confident to use that leg (although not demonstrate that to me in the way that he did!!) lol I am now out of action for however long it takes to fix! If I could lift my own leg I would be inclined to go and kick him on his to remind him it's supposed to be dodgy!!!
Fortunately my partner does a lot of groundwork with him and will loose school and hack him. I also have a couple of good friends who will happily carry on with his schooling and exercise (maybe when it's a little less busy at least until they can get out again!)
I am itching to get back on board but will have to be sensible.....not good at this doing nothing malarkey!
We have started very small jumping under instruction, and by small I mean he could happily trot or just canter over them, however he likes to jump and has sparked since we have let him have a go. He feels extremely sound and focused, I am as always very cautious of taking everything slowly no matter how he feels.
In 3 weeks he is going to be doing a novice dressage to music test at Aintree international Arena! I will not be riding him (prelim I can just about remember!) lol this will be his first outing and test since the injury. And my friend has kept it quite simple to give him a good chance so I don't expect him to score high. We are treating it as a day out, a bit of fun, let him reacclimatise to being out and to get some feedback from the judges to help us go forward. Will be interesting to compare to tests he did last year.
I will let you know how they get on! :)
Still can't emphasise enough how much I love this horse, attitude or not!! X