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    03-31-2011, 10:07 PM
  #41
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
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 -.-
My nana has always taught me to turn my horse to me before I let them go, for that reason. I hope your feeling better now.
     
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    03-31-2011, 10:41 PM
  #42
Weanling
My horse got spooked and galloped down a hill.. right beside a road. I was riding her and was trying so hard to stop her but just couldn't. I lost a stirrup and I held on for my life. Ended up letting go and falling on the road head first. I got road rash and was knocked out for 30 or so minutes. Luckily my friend was there so she called 911. I will always ride with a helmet.
     
    04-02-2011, 04:30 PM
  #43
Foal
Once I was riding my greenish acting 7 year old Arabian, and she side stepped and bucked her way up behind my friend on her stocky little pony without me noticing, and boy did that little guy spin around and kick me in the shin.
I know how a crack and a dent in my shin, and I flipped off my horse and landed on my butt on the other side.
     
    04-04-2011, 02:47 PM
  #44
Guest
Touch of sleep

I looked at the photos of the tear to the skin of your leg with horror. You are going to bear the scar of your poor judgement for the rest of your life.

You've suffered the pain of the incident itself and later of the stitching up of your wound. Blood must have poured copiously from the cut.

Hopefully that there will not be any secondary infection.

It is a very heavy price you have paid for a moment of exhilaration. Part of me feels very sorry for you; part of me feels very angry. This accident should never have happened. The bloody photo helps explain why old fogeys like me shout at young people who take unnecessary risks.

All I can hope is that others on the Forum will look and learn by your example not to take chances. This sport of ours is dangerous enough.

In the meantime, ToS, get better and do take more care next time you feel frivolous. You could easily have lost the use of your leg.
     
    04-04-2011, 03:41 PM
  #45
Weanling
The two that immediately come to mind are:

When I was running poles, and my horse tripped up going around the end pole, which he had never done before. It slammed me into the ground over his shoulder landing head first. When I tried to get up, I couldn't, so I was taken to the hospital in a meat waggon on a board and in a c-collar. I managed not to break anything or suffer a concussion. I was extremely lucky. I was also extremely sore the next morning.

The other was one time I was riding horses for a couple, and I was running behind with one of the younger horses, so the woman saddled my next horse or me. What I didn't notice was she put a cavesson (sp?) on this mare because she gapped if you picked up on the reins very much at all. I usually rode her using leg signals, so I only picked the reins up to adjust them for her. I checked her girth, and stepped on. I picked up on the reins to adjust them as I asked her to turn around with my legs. And boy did she come around! I dropped the reins, said whoa, and she stopped short. The only problem is we were on grass, and all four feet slipped out from under her tossing her onto her side with my leg pinned under her. She rolled over the top of me, but I managed to bend over where the saddle horn wouldn't get me in the stomach. I also managed to ride her back up again. I stepped off of her, checked her over, and removed the cavesson and continued on with my ride. For about two weeks I thought I had managed not to hurt myself, but then my legs went numb from about mid-calf down, and it gradually ascended to where from my waist down was numb, and I could barely walk. I went to the doctor, and told them what happened. He didn't bother taking x-rays or nothing, and told me that it was all in my head! I went for nearly three weeks like this until my lower back popped one day, then I started getting my feeling back and the ability to walk normally. I was sore for nearly a month after that. Sorry the second one is so long!
     
    04-04-2011, 05:56 PM
  #46
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaintedFury    
The two that immediately come to mind are:

When I was running poles, and my horse tripped up going around the end pole, which he had never done before. It slammed me into the ground over his shoulder landing head first. When I tried to get up, I couldn't, so I was taken to the hospital in a meat waggon on a board and in a c-collar. I managed not to break anything or suffer a concussion. I was extremely lucky. I was also extremely sore the next morning.

The other was one time I was riding horses for a couple, and I was running behind with one of the younger horses, so the woman saddled my next horse or me. What I didn't notice was she put a cavesson (sp?) on this mare because she gapped if you picked up on the reins very much at all. I usually rode her using leg signals, so I only picked the reins up to adjust them for her. I checked her girth, and stepped on. I picked up on the reins to adjust them as I asked her to turn around with my legs. And boy did she come around! I dropped the reins, said whoa, and she stopped short. The only problem is we were on grass, and all four feet slipped out from under her tossing her onto her side with my leg pinned under her. She rolled over the top of me, but I managed to bend over where the saddle horn wouldn't get me in the stomach. I also managed to ride her back up again. I stepped off of her, checked her over, and removed the cavesson and continued on with my ride. For about two weeks I thought I had managed not to hurt myself, but then my legs went numb from about mid-calf down, and it gradually ascended to where from my waist down was numb, and I could barely walk. I went to the doctor, and told them what happened. He didn't bother taking x-rays or nothing, and told me that it was all in my head! I went for nearly three weeks like this until my lower back popped one day, then I started getting my feeling back and the ability to walk normally. I was sore for nearly a month after that. Sorry the second one is so long!
I can't believe the Doctor didn't take you seriously!!! Good grief, you could have done some serious damage and he never even looked??!!!!

BTW- You go for even staying on for that
     
    04-04-2011, 08:58 PM
  #47
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOBLIN73    
I can't believe the Doctor didn't take you seriously!!! Good grief, you could have done some serious damage and he never even looked??!!!!

BTW- You go for even staying on for that
I could do stuff like that then, I was 19. I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it now though! It happened so fast that I didn't have much of a choice really!
     
    05-19-2011, 02:48 PM
  #48
Foal
One of the horses at the yard I ride, was in a very spooky mood, and would just fall over, maybe spooky horses rearing etc.
     
    05-26-2011, 08:17 PM
  #49
Foal
I am not sure this would help, I volunteer at a barn on my days off. One day I went out to the pasture to get the horses (bring them in for the lessons) There is this ONE horse that HATE(s) me. He was the horse I was going to bring in, he at first was okay, walking towards me but all of a sudden he charged at me (mostly got spooked) knocking me down on the ground then walked around me... I was seriously scared, since at that time I never had a accident with a horse (not even falling off) I got back-up haltered him and then he steps on my foot.... When walking him up towards the barn he than start to run, dragging me along.....
     

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