I was riding Sadie yesterday. Near the end she wasn't exactly behaving. She started to turn really barn sour and go /straight/ to the gate, and there was practically nothing I could do about it. I was using all my weight, leg aids, driving that snaffle the way I wanted, circled her, bended her, but she wanted home. Well, Kathy got out her lunge whip--I guess that's whatever it is--that big long thing that doesn't really hurt them.
She didn't have a problem trotting after that, but she still continued to mess around. Messing around, trying to go around her, while following my lead, it was a confusing mess. There's this large--I assume a giant /pole/. Practically a tree stump that's six feet or so tall. She brought me not in before into the fence or after into the fence but right into that pole, and when she moved my knee made a loud cracking, snapping sound and I was half off her. Crying a little, really thinking of cussing, I managed to pull myself back on and get off, really hurting quite a bit.
I am purple/red in several areas, and had some pretty bad swelling underneath my kneecap and above my knee. I broke my feet (two each) four times last year and I didn't swell once, so I don't really know how serious it is. I can put pressure on it, I have strength in it, so I don't think I tore anything major, but I may have torn somethng really tiny. It feels like it dislocated and isn't in the right position right now. Sometimes I can walk and sometimes it hurts like heck--I'm taking it easy now, going to go to the doctor's office for x-rays/MRI's and I gotta pass on VBS for today =[
It hurts a LOT more than it did yesterday though!!