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post #1 of 49 Old 03-25-2011, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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riding accidents

i'm doing a project for an equine studies class and what i have to do is give 3 examples of accidents with horses. be it riding or ground or whatever. anyways, i was wondering if anyone had any accidents they've had or someone they know or heard of or whatever that they don't mind sharing for me to use. thank you.
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I once had a QH mare flip over on me. I got on and she reared numerous times, until she finally had enough and came down on top of me. Ended up at the hospital getting x-rays, but all was fine. I was very bruised, but otherwise ok.

A friend of mine was trotting her horse in a field and he tripped and fell over on top of her! It was wild- tro, trot, trot, BAM! No warning at all! She ended up in the hospital over night for monitoring a concussion. Otherwise, she was ok, too!

BTW- We were both wearing helmets, and do, everytime we ride!

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I once had a QH mare flip over on me. I got on and she reared numerous times, until she finally had enough and came down on top of me. Ended up at the hospital getting x-rays, but all was fine. I was very bruised, but otherwise ok.

A friend of mine was trotting her horse in a field and he tripped and fell over on top of her! It was wild- tro, trot, trot, BAM! No warning at all! She ended up in the hospital over night for monitoring a concussion. Otherwise, she was ok, too!

BTW- We were both wearing helmets, and do, everytime we ride!

Good luck with the project :)
thanks, thats great. any other stories are definitly welcomed.
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I've had a horse spook at a trailer and run me clear over. He broke my arm and gave me a pretty bruise on my shoulder.

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My first horse was given to me under false pretenses (learned my lesson BIG TIME) He was deaf but they told me he was safe for me to ride....they were wrong. I put him in the round pen to lunge him and I did then I was giivng him some chill time to just walk the round pen (it was pretty big and there were toys in the middle for little kids lessons) well I was sitting on a bucket and out of no where he comes running for me turns around and attempts to kick me. He did this a few times so I decided I was just gonna take him back to his field(another rookie mistake but this was years ago) As I was trying to lead him out of the gate he kept trying to bolt. So I would wlak him around the pena nd have someone open the gate and I would just nonchalantly walk him through it...Wrong!

He pulled me through it and when he felt me pulling back he reared and struck at me barely missing my head. I kept trying to yell at him but ta da he was deaf so that didn't work. I spun him around to face me and yelled (hoping he would get the point) but he just reared again then spun and slammed me into the round pen with his hind end hard enough to knock me to the ground. I had had the lead rope wrapped around my hand(another BIG NO NO) and he pulled dragging me because the rope tightened then the lead rope finally came off and took all of the skin on my palm and a few fingers(not my fingers just the skin) with it. He ran across the property and I was so scared he was going to trip that I didn't notice the blood running off my hand from all the skin that got ripped off....the BO's daughter noticed it before I did and freaked.

Let's just say I was terrified of that horse after that and I had to sell him...I wouldn't do anything with him after that cause I was so scared....I tried to brush him on the cross ties one day and he flipped out and tried biting me and kicked out at me.... when I went to the barn anymore after that I would ride their morgan mare instead of messing with him. Worst first experience ever! But I am so glad that I learned a few VERY important lessons early on instead of later cause now I'll never make those same mistakes again.

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Hmmm. Once, I was trying out a supposed "kid horse" that a friend of my Dad's was thinking about buying for his daughters. Since I had a lot more experience, they wanted me to ride him around first. My brother and I were riding around town, loping down a back road when the horse saw something off to his right that he spooked at. He sucked back and to the left and I came off. It shattered my left arm and I got to spend my entire summer break with 4 screws, 1 pin, and an external fixator on my arm.

Most recently, I was breaking an older mare to ride. I got her saddled up with no issues but when I asked her to move out away from me, she blew up and went to bucking. She turned toward me and started heading my way and even though I tried to get out of her way while driving her back, I was too slow. She shouldered into me in the middle of a buck and knocked me into the fence. I ended up having to get 7 stitches to close up the gigantic gash in my forehead from slamming it into one of the rungs on the fence.

There are quite a few others, but those are the first ones to pop into my mind.

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Well you know that old rule about turning a horse's head to the gate before you release them into a pasture? Do it. I was leading my mare through a gate, I pretty much unclipped the lead as we were walking through. She took a step forward, and lashed out with both hinds. One caught me - I had a huge graze on my chest, neck and chin, and my jaw broke in two places.

ETA: I ended up with 4 screws in my jaw, and wired shut for 3 months. Best diet ever -.-

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Chiilaa- That's a good thing to know. I always just let Dancer walk through the gate. Next time I'll have him turn around before I let him go.
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Well you know that old rule about turning a horse's head to the gate before you release them into a pasture? Do it. I was leading my mare through a gate, I pretty much unclipped the lead as we were walking through. She took a step forward, and lashed out with both hinds. One caught me - I had a huge graze on my chest, neck and chin, and my jaw broke in two places.

ETA: I ended up with 4 screws in my jaw, and wired shut for 3 months. Best diet ever -.-

Oh gosh! Painful!

If that happend to me my family would be happy. I finally would have to shut up.

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post #10 of 49 Old 03-26-2011, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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wow, awesome, thanks everyone this is great!horselover...haha i'm with you, my family would be happy that i would finally shut up too lol
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