Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington State
I remembered another:
The ring I ride in is really just a small grass paddock, so when it rains a lot, the ground is quite squishy/wet. We also lunge in this paddock, so the grass in the centre gets churned up. I was riding Western, taking Jake along the outside left rail and turning right and simultaneously asked for a lope. As soon as I did, we took maybe 1 stride and he went down on his right side. I managed to pull myself away from the saddle, the horn only touching my abdomen. My right leg was under him, but he rolled up quickly enough for me to pull it out. I thought I was fine, but a few days later when I was riding, I noticed that putting alot of weight on it in the saddle (especially at the trot) caused some pain. I pinched a nerve in my lower leg, and it's actually still a bit swollen, and this happened several weeks ago. If I kneel down or ride in a saddle that has long stirrups, it agitates it a lot.
Kind of s.ucky, because in my saddle, either the stirrups are either on the 3rd or 4th hole and my drill master wants me to ride on the 3rd hole which causes issues at the canter (I get a stitch in my side), but riding on the 4th hole causes me to basically hover over the saddle and never sit in it. :/.
On Jan 10th I was at drill, unblanketing Jake when he sidestepped suddenly and planted his entire back hoof on my left foot (the one I sprained in September, of all things). I had cowboy boots on, so not a lot of protection. It's still slightly bruised, slightly swollen and slightly tender. I couldn't walk for a day without limping. :/