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    08-02-2011, 11:13 PM
Broken Hip

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 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!
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    08-02-2011, 11:18 PM
Wow, so sorry that you were hurt and I hope you heal up quickly. Glad it wasn't any worse.

My mom is that way, she doesn't trust horses and it scares her to death when I ride a greenie or get into a situation that is even a little bit risky. I just do what I can to quell her fears (mostly by riding slowly and carefully when she's around ) and "fail to mention" whenever I get a minor injury.
    08-02-2011, 11:18 PM
Green Broke
Youch!. Yes I get it all the time cause i'm easily injured and a few of my friends reguarly tell me how I shouldn't ride since it just increases my risk lol do I listen ...heck no! Then again i'm only 16
    08-02-2011, 11:24 PM
My come back from them is "you could die on your way to work, church, store, etc so you might as well do something you love"
My brother has offered to build me an arena out of mattresses! Wouldn't that be a site!
    08-02-2011, 11:25 PM
Green Broke
Haha that would be interesting training your horse to move on them xD
    08-02-2011, 11:27 PM
Originally Posted by ioconner    

I wanted to cry, and my first question I (wanted to) ask was "Can I go to a team penning comp on Saturday?"
Good to know even those in the medical profession first ask if they can still ride when sitting in a doctor's office!! Sorry to hear you broke your hip, but no, you are not remotely alone in your zealous for riding or in your friends and family not really understanding what being around horses means to you. We should come up with some muggle-like word for them. Huggles??
    08-02-2011, 11:33 PM
I get that all the time too, I have an almost 4 year old son and last week I had a bad fall, not terrible but my horse wouldn't stop at the canter then kinda hopped to a stop and turned, I kept going straight and landed hard on my but. I have a huge bruise and am having trouble walking. Everyone is telling me I need to quit riding because I have a family and its too dangerous. I even rode today(not my horse tho lol) but mostly walked as posting hurts like hell. I hope you recover quickly. And that your kids behave while you are hurting, my son thinks its funny to make me hobble after him when he doesn't want to come inside
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    08-02-2011, 11:37 PM
Wow! That makes my accident a couple of weeks ago seem like a stroll through the park! Also makes me extremely thankful I "only" severely sprained my ankle instead of breaking it.

When my parents found out what happened, the first words out of my mom's mouth were "I don't know why the hell you weren't just born a boy!" My biggest complaint about my whole accident is that my Aires is just about ready for me to ride...and I can't ride!! Stupid CAM boot. X-(

So no, you're not alone in your passion for riding.
    08-02-2011, 11:37 PM
My oldest, Brooke, told me, "Mama, you have to be very careful and hold on to your rideles (bridle)"
    08-03-2011, 12:25 AM
Green Broke
LOL -They are just worried about you because they care, and that is how they express their concern. I say the same thing to my sister when she gets hurt even though I've had my own share of falls. Its not that I don't understand how much she loves to ride, its just that I don't want her to get hurt.
Just tell them that you'll be careful and you love them too.

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