I took a fall from one of my horses this weekend. I was riding with two friends of mine, and one of their horses spooked at something and jumped sideways. When the horse went sideways, she hit my horse and made mine jump and buck. I knew I was coming off and couldn't recover so I tried kicking myself off....still hit the ground HARD! It all happened so fast, but it knocked the wind out of me. I couldn't talk straight for a few minutes. Then my friends horse spooked again and threw him, he hopped on mine to go after his to help his wife, and my horse bucked him off again. I think he might have spurred her. I rarely ride with spurs and normally just the blunt ball kind. They were all on "girl time" and moody. I've definitely had better riding days! We both did get back on, correct the girls, and ride to their house, where I left my horse for the night. I was too sore to ride back home!
I thought I was just sore from the fall. My butt and leg started going numb yesterday and my dr's office had already taken all their walk-ins for the day. I went to work last night for 12 hrs (I'm an RN, so you think I would know better) and suffered through it. I thought it was just swelling and maybe pushing on a nerve. So off I go to my dr this morning and...Oh no.....Just my luck.....BROKEN HIP!!
I wanted to cry, and my first question I (wanted to) ask was "Can I go to a team penning comp on Saturday?"
Now I know....accidents happen....we all need to make better, safer choices...ultimately...it was my fault.
My husband and family is so mad at me! I keep hearing "You can't take care of your kids from a wheelchair and straw"
They don't understand that this is my hobby and my release from stress...and I enjoy it...maybe not the broken hip part...but I still love my girls and will be riding as soon as I can! (I have a 3yr old daughter and 18 mo. old twin girls....I think I need a break sometimes)
I've had horses all of my 26 yrs and had my first fall at 3 yrs old. This wasn't my last I'm sure. This is MY passion!
Does anyone else have family/friends who think they are crazy and get a "preachin to" anytime a horse even steps on their pinky toe?
I feel so much better for getting that off my chest!