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post #11 of 77 Old 07-14-2011, 10:10 PM
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Mango - HOLY CRAP! That looks like one heck of an injury! I am impressed. I admit, I kept busting out laughing when I was looking at your pics, those faces you were making are hilarious... I'd laugh, and then feel guilty about laughing, then look at another pic and laugh, then feel guilty... rinse, lather, repeat. I hope everything healed up OK!

Jfisher - no kidding. If *I* had a horse that would take off into a gallop when cued for a trot or stopped cold when asked for a downward transition, I'd be trying to get rid of it too. If that WB *listens* to what you ask him for and does that (and nothing but that) then you should go with it. Do not let yourself get pushed into buying this other horse - that kind of action is dangerous! I am surprised that the horse's owner is still even trying to sell you on that horse after you got thrown and busted up your back.

The only really decent injury I've had was when I did an emergency dismount from a highly-athletic 16.2WB while he was cantering. Gave me a concussion, but otherwise I didn't even get a bruise.
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post #12 of 77 Old 07-15-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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I figured they couldn't give me any, they didn't want me to act loopy and not be able to tell if something serious was going on. But they could have atleast kept me over night, or given me something for the swelling. I have just a tiny knot on my head now (it was about a month ago) but there is still blood in my eye, but that is almost gone. I have a knot on my left arm as well, and it's shrunk just a little. It also ripped open my left pointer finger, and that's healed, but very painful to touch firmly amd sometimes I get random spasms of pain through my hand. I wish I still had my black eye, that way I could go to the Zombie Parade and not have to dress up! lol!

Wow jfisher, that doesn't sound like fun!!!!! It's been a while since I have literally fallen off...most of the time, it's just awkward sad attempts of dismounting! Lol!
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post #13 of 77 Old 07-15-2011, 12:58 AM
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Don't have any pictures of him but hubby was going for his first ride on his new TB mare. She was antsy after he mounted and started backing up and doing circles, then took off backwards across our road. She was going too fast and her hind legs got too far under her, she sat hard and her body flipped up over and onto him...... He couldn't remember anything from about 2 wks back for a few days.... don't know if he'll ever remember the actual incident. They kept in the hospital for 2 days. The saddle horn got his thigh and he has a bruise from his knee up his whole thigh...... all kind of lovely colors...... Amazing they didn't keep you, Mango!

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post #14 of 77 Old 07-15-2011, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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danastark Dang!!! That sounds like it would hurt! Was it on gravel, pavement, what?

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post #15 of 77 Old 07-16-2011, 02:03 AM
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In April I was warming my mare up before a lesson, just trotting slowly, when she randomly spooked. Stupid me wasn't paying attention and lost my reins and stirrups. I don't remember much, but I knew I was in trouble and did an emergency dismount. I ended up on all fours next to my mare when (I think. Don't actually remember) she turned and kicked me in the head. Luckily I was wearing a helmet! I got a concussion and nearly bit my tongue in half. I couldn't talk normly or eat for over a week! I barely remember that day or the next at all and had lots of memory problems over the following week. I was very stiff and sore for about a month! I was just upset I didn't get any big bruises to show off! =P
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post #16 of 77 Old 07-16-2011, 09:49 AM
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Oh wow! That looked like it hurt a lot!

I don't have pictures, but in October of 2009 one of my mom's ponies walloped me in my shin. She wasn't kicking at me, but I got caught in the crossfire between her and another pony. I probably should have gone to the ER, but I didn't, just laid on the couch for a few hours. It swelled up to the size of a very large egg (same shape too). Then, over the next few weeks, as the swelling went down it bruised all the way down my leg to my foot. It stopped hurting, but it looked terrible (people at school kept asking to see it, just because you could see the hoof print). A year and a half later, there's till a dent and some discoloration in my leg. I don't think it will ever look normal again!

I hope your face doesn't suffer the same fate! But you look like you're recovering well, and it's a good lesson to all of us that even the horses we know and trust and love can have their moments!
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post #17 of 77 Old 07-16-2011, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MangoRoX87 View Post
Okay, so I have to completely rewrite this because Horseforum doesn't think I am intelligent. And I probably just spelled that wrong, so they are probably right haha.

This is the thread to show off injuries you've gotten while riding, working, or just doing horse involved things. Show off your casts, shiners, scars, etc!
I'll start off with mine.

I was shooing my two year old out of the barn, where he knows better than to be. I walked up to his shoulder, smacked him (it wasn't like some hard freaking slap, just a "move boy!" smack haha) and got out of his way so he could turn and get out. He had other plans, and nailed me right in the head. Thankfully I put my arms up and blocked some of it, but still got hit pretty hard. For a tiny horse, he can kick prrretty dang hard. I went to the ER, then came home two hours later with no pain meds or anything. The doctors must have wanted me to suffer.

This goes to show how easily we can let our guard down around horses and make stupid mistakes, not ever thinking twice about it.
Here are pictures. The first one is from the night it happened, then the rest are pictures from the mornings and evenings of the preceding days. Don't laugh at the faces, I was keeping my spirit up while being locked in the house for like a week XD

I am SHOCKED that the ER released you without a cat scan and an overnight evaluation. A strike that bad on the TEMPLE can be a problem. There are major vascular structures there that can have hematoma problems. SHOCKED!! I think you are pretty lucky that nothing further happened. Did they even do any X-rays?
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post #18 of 77 Old 07-16-2011, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Paintlover- Thank goodness for that helmet! That could have been really bad!

musicalmarie1- My face and neck did that!! I had bruising all the way down my neck and chest about 5 days after the incident from it draining out of my eye. Blech!

Allison Finch- They did do a CAT scan, and an Xray on my hand (because I was flipping out over my hand. Screw my head, I care about my ability to grab things with my hardly ever used left hand!). What I thought was weird, they didn't clean the wound on my head or the gash on my finger until I asked them to. They said I had a contusion (actually they didn't tell me, I found out a week later when I looked at the paper work). The only medicine I got was from my eye doctor, he had to find a way to get my eye open and get my contact out. He gave me some antibiotic eye drops, you you better bet I used those puppies!!

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post #19 of 77 Old 07-16-2011, 01:23 PM
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I don't have any pictures but it was January of 2010 and i was out for a great ride in the middle of the corn fields about 2 miles away from my house when my tb gelding kicked out out of joy. i was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I had to sit in the snowy cornfield by myself for 45 minutes while my friend who isn't from around where i live rode to get help. i Knew my leg was broken. It turned out that i had a compound fracture and i had to go into surgery that night. I was layed up all winter but never took any meds to ease the pain. I rode with my leg in the cast once but wasn't quite comfortable. I got right back on and was riding as soon as i could about 5 months later. My leg is weak but healed.
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post #20 of 77 Old 07-16-2011, 06:56 PM
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Ok, i'll play. Most of my horse related injuries have been invisible, or just show up as a bruise. So here are the only ones i have pics of. One is bloody.

This is what happens when your shod horse rears and lands on your booted foot on pavement. I was at a friend's barn tacking up, when a punk on a ride-on lawn mower buzzed by about 15 inches from Samson's butt. Of course he freaked out. In trying to get him to come back down he landed, skidded and the pulled across my foot. I knew something was wrong in my boot, but i also knew that we had come up for a photographer to take some pictures. when i got back to our barn and pulled off the boot this is what i found. He ended up pulling the entire toenail out. ew. Good news is that it grew back over the winter totally, and i got these pics out of still riding that day:

Second one is a thigh bruise from a well landed kick. Thank god i have nice "womanly" thighs. I still have a dent in my leg from this one

I am just glad we are all still here to share these stories, i know not all horse accidents end so well
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