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        06-09-2008, 10:10 AM
      #11
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        06-09-2008, 11:07 AM
      #12
    Trained
         
        06-09-2008, 02:24 PM
      #13
    Started
    I can count how many times I've fallen:

    1. Galloping and turning a sharp corner (slide off the side but wasn't hurt)
    2. Crazy tennessee walker bolted and I hit a fence (sprained ankle and gash on arm... ouch!!)
    3. Qh mare refused a jump and I slid off and landed on my feet!
    4. Riding Jubilee in the snow; cantered bareback and slipped off the side
    5. Did this twice. :P
         
        06-09-2008, 10:32 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    My most recent fall (probably almost a year ago now) was when my horse was a little over-excited. She saw/heard/smelled/imagined something scarey, just about jumped out of her skin and shied violently. I wasn't really concentrating and so I fell off into a patch of caltrop (prickle weeds!). I had all these prickles stuck in my.... seat lol which I had to pull out, one by one, before I could get back on . I really hoped no one was watching! It makes me laugh when I think about it now lol
         
        06-10-2008, 01:51 AM
      #15
    Showing
    I win that one...

    I quit counting. I always thought it would be fun to figure out the number of times and keep track but I quit doing it.

    How many times have I gotten hurt?? Hmmm without counting the scratches, cuts and bruises...I got a concussion that kept me in hospital for 3 days, and have had 9 separate surgeries to fix my pelvis and upper arm and wrist from broken bones caused by horses. Here are a few things for you to laugh at. I have a brand new x-ray I'll be posting in 2 days when I get it. Here is an old one from last month for now.


         
        06-10-2008, 11:57 AM
      #16
    Showing
    M2G, I've seen these X-Rays a few times now, and I don't believe I've ever heard how it happened - care to share? Definitely okay if you don't - my friend couldn't talk about her fall for years after it happened, but still rode.
         
        06-10-2008, 12:02 PM
      #17
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    M2G, I've seen these X-Rays a few times now, and I don't believe I've ever heard how it happened - care to share? Definitely okay if you don't - my friend couldn't talk about her fall for years after it happened, but still rode.
    Don't mind at all. The arm and wrist one is from a fall during a jumping lesson. We were in a grass ring, took a stride out and landed on the oxer
    The other one was also from a fall. Once again in an evil grass ring. I don't seem to have good falling technique and hit the ground like a bag of potatoes
         
        06-11-2008, 10:39 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Here are today's updated x-rays: The left side (or the right side when looking at the picture straight on) is what I had fixed 3 weeks ago.
         
        06-11-2008, 11:28 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Ouch still doesn't look 100% right...
         
        06-12-2008, 01:22 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Looks like you will have s atought time getting through airport security!

    Are you feeling OK? 3 weeks isn't very long ago. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
         

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