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    01-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Well I've only every had one serious injury due to horses. I've had many bruises and scraps over the years but I don't usually keep track of them or how they happened. Horses stepping on my feet, horse dragging me through a thorn bush, falling and bruising my legs, pulling muscles in my neck, that sort of stuff.

My only serious hospital worthy accident took place this past October. I was on a trail ride on the green horse I was working with at the time and he spooked and tried to take of for home. I lost my balance and fell while he was going about 30 miles per hour. I nearly hit the paved road but thankfully landed in the grassy ditch instead. Thankfully I was wearing a helmet because I hit my head on the ground. I ended up shattering my right elbow and messing up some ligaments there. Got some good bruises too. Also stretched a nerve in my right hand that made it go numb for a couple months. But I'm glad that's all it was. I had to have surgery but it could have been much worse. I've lost some of my range of motion in my right arm and I might need another surgery in a year if it doesn't fix itself, but other than that I'm all better now.

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    01-26-2009, 02:21 PM
Heres my list:
-Broken ankle (while dismounting!)
-several concussions (bucked off, rearing, spooking, my head always seems to break my falls!)
-Several "sprains" after awkward falls
-Uncountable amount of brusies
    01-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Broken left wrist X6
Broken left wrist requiring surgery X2
Broken ribs X4
Broken collarbone X1
Dislocated shoulder X2
Torn knee X1
Concussion X2
Horse bite X2
Horse kick X3

And I'm NEVER going to stop riding, lmao!!!!!
    01-26-2009, 05:01 PM
I got kicked once. I got a bruse but it was nothing serious. I have never gotten any injuries from fallling off. =]
    01-26-2009, 08:25 PM
Hay splinters and bruised toes.
I got a black eye and a bloody nose from a horse that used to throw his head really bad.
I also dislocated my right shoulder when I was leading a couple horses at once. They spooked and went in different directions.
    01-26-2009, 08:42 PM
Only bad thing is when I broke the growth plate in my right ankle.
    01-26-2009, 11:23 PM
Originally Posted by HayburnerHeights    
Your correct, those are the "spurs" that I was talking about!

I don't wear riding spurs very often (not even sure where they are at the moment).

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Please ignore my slight blondeness :P
    01-27-2009, 09:03 AM
Originally Posted by hntrjmpr    
ooooh hahahahahaha
Please ignore my slight blondeness :P
No worries, I am blonde too. LOL
    01-27-2009, 02:25 PM
Not sure I can compete with some of these, but as I'm on four weeks bed rest for breaking three of the 'wings' in my lumbar spine I thought I should join in! At least I'm at home and not in hospital, but I'm missing the horses so much, it sucks!

Anyway, I'm new to the forum - so hi to everyone!
    01-27-2009, 04:08 PM
I have been riding for about three years now and I really havn't had much happen to me aside from several bruises. :) I've been bucked off once and I landed on my back and it really hurt but it wasn't broken or anything, and then there are countless amounts of times that i've been bucked but not fallen off.

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