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    07-21-2010, 04:45 PM
  #11
Showing
Blink, you owe me a new monitor. I snorted water on mine, and it's all your fault!
     
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    07-21-2010, 04:50 PM
  #12
Foal
Yeah, um, send me the bill on that SR. I'll get right on it!

Blink
     
    07-21-2010, 04:56 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by blink    
I don't want to scare anyone with this story, but I feel it has value as a cautionary tale. For the record, I'm recovering nicely.

It happened one weekend when we had the entire family together for a casual trail ride. On the way to the farm, we saw weather rolling in but thought we might get lucky.

Unfortunately, the clouds burst at the worst possible moment: just as I had to make a decision to turn right and head for the farm, or turn left and go to the tack store. We wound up in the tack store on a "ginormous sale weekend."

My wife and three daughters bolted suddenly and I got bum rushed in the stampede. Next thing I know, I'm sitting dazed but upright in my truck clinging to a credit card that had been pummeled nearly to death.

I consulted with a financial adviser and he assured me that if I eat leftovers everyday for lunch and darn my own socks, I should recover fully in about 5 to 7 years.

Oh, and I fell off my daughter's horse about four weeks ago (I swore that cinch was tight enough) and broke two ribs. But that didn't hurt nearly as much! And as I understand it, bones mend even stronger than before they were broken. Can't say the same for credit cards.

Blink
This really just made my day

But to the OP:
Well working a friends horse who I wasnt charging.... the owner came running up to me... and when she did the horse reared and struck out. I tried to move but the owner was there... and she struck me right in the chest.... somehow all that happened was a massive bruise.

Another time... at one of the cutting shows, this girl on a green horse didnt have a ribbon in her horses tail saying she kicked. I was riding Ty on the outer tracks of the arena and the girl was in the middle. She was backing the horse up. I go back to my conversation with a friend when all of the sudden my horse shoots sideways.... next thing I know I hear a loud pop and a horrible pain in my foot. Of course I still rode that night.... but I had several broken bones in my foot.
     
    07-21-2010, 05:13 PM
  #14
Trained
Well, lets see......I guess the worst was.....jumping my big Clyde X-we had just done a jumping clinic and I felt pretty safe just doing simple X-rails.....hmmmm. He stopped....then went, and that massive neck of his came up, popped me in the face, fractured my right orbit. UGH! I stayed on through it, then slid to the ground crying. My poor daughter, who was about 10 at the time, was horrified! Since I ama nurse, the md's were convinced that hubby had beat me, altho I told them what had happened, hubby felt sorry for me, and I got a new trailer out of it, at least! I have recovered, but had to have cheek implants to make them match again......thank god I know a good Plastic surgeon!

Another horse-a kids horse no less-who had been abused in a previous life, but had been fine.....just grabbed my boob one day as I walked down the aisle. I never knew what hit me-and it hurt like hell! I had abrasions and a huge bruise from that one! Good thing I wore a padded bra! Lol

I also fell on my butt once and speed dialed my gf! Pretty commical, actually! Just hurt the phone, I 'm afraid!
     
    07-21-2010, 06:10 PM
  #15
Weanling
Oh wow. Ok mine are a bit gruesome, and i've had farrrrrr to many injuries to list but i'll tell anyway. (im only putting down 4)

#1- august 2007, I was riding a horse that is known to refuse jumps, and as usual, he did. It was fallen tree, about 2'3" (im just guessing ???) and when he refused, he twisted a full 180 degree pivot, he went one way, I went another. I ended up snapping my radius and dislocating my ulna... still have a metal pin in my right arm to this day...

#2- march 2004, I was schooling a mare for sale, early in the morning. She's a barrel horse, so I was practicing her run. At the 2nd barrel, I guess she spun too tight, and her legs were swept out from under her, and I went down with her. Her butt fell down first, behind me, and my left foot was flat on the ground, with my knee in the air. Her shoulder then came down smack in the middle of my knee... broke my tibia (shin bone) and surprisingly, my fibula was untouched. I now have a metal plate there.

These next two aren't so bad.

#3-January 2010, I was desensitizing a stud colt with a grocery bag on the end of a stick and was shaking it and rubbing it all over him, and he was doing really well. The second the bag touched his flank, I got kicked right in the thigh. I got a bruise the size of a softball and it bulged out nearly an inch from my thigh. It just barely broke the skin and now i've got a scar there but its not that visible.

#4-July 2008, I was in a roundpen, teching my beginner friend how to lunge a horse (she was standing outside the roundpen) and I was lunging a little green filly with ADD and the worlds shortest attention span. She was just trotting along, then my friend asked me a question, so I turned around to answer her, and the filly went berserk, came up from behind me and took a chunk from the back of my shoulder. I also have a scar there. Extremely visible.

I've had many more, and many more to come...
     
    07-21-2010, 06:15 PM
  #16
Showing
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Originally Posted by blink    
Yeah, um, send me the bill on that SR. I'll get right on it!
Why do I think you're just having me on? I do believe I detect a smidgen of sarcasm in that response....
     
    07-21-2010, 06:22 PM
  #17
Green Broke
I haven't had any serious injuries...hurt my shoulder but nothing serious.
     
    07-21-2010, 08:09 PM
  #18
dee
Started
My very first horse was a green broke two year old strawberry roan named Snoopy (he earned that name, and NO, he was NOT house broken!:roll:). He was a really gentle baby - no buck, no bite, and no GO! He was a dead head like you would not believe. Vet said there was nothing wrong with him, he was just lazy as all gitout. I decided to ride him with some very mild spurs, just to try to encourage him a little more. Bad idea for a rider just as green if not greener than her horse!

While riding down our driveway, Snoopy stumbled just a little. I flinched and tightened up, and accidentally gigged the snot out of him with the spurs. He had never had a spur used on him before, and he jumped straight up in the air and then a step backward of all things. I really had some hang time in the air, before coming butt first down on the saddle horn. I managed not to completely fall off, I fell forward onto Snoopy's neck, and for some reason, he held still - supporting my full weight on his neck, until I could ease back over the saddle horn and into the saddle.

My husband asked me if I was okay, and honestly, didn't feel any pain...yet. He said he heard a loud crack, but we both figured Snoopy may have kicked a rock or something. We actually rode on down the road for about half an hour before I began to realize I couldn't sit comfortably. We headed back to the house and by the time we got there, I was practically in tears and could not for the life of me imagine what I had done to myself.

Hubby put up the horses while I made my way inside the house. I couldn't find any injuries, but when I sat, it felt like I was sitting on a baseball. Hubby came inside and checked my backside for me (I couldn't check it as we didn't have a full length mirror) and Oh Brother. I had a knot at the end my tailbone the size of my fist. And it was a hideous black color.

Went to the doctor the next day, and he nearly fell off his stool laughing (tweren't funny McGee!). I fractured my tailbone. Could not sit comfortably for nearly three months, even with a donut. Baby had an accident later the day of the doctor's visit and wound up spending a month in the hospital. I was miserable - those chairs are horrible - and the baby wouldn't calm down and sleep unless I held her and rocked her. (She never would sleep anywhere but at home in her own crib).

After baby came home, I decided I'd try to ride Snoopy again. He really needed more constant riding than I was doing, and the swelling on my backside was finally gone. Found out my saddle was the most comfortable place I could sit. Don't know why, but that was the only place I could sit without a donut and not want to cry. Maybe it was just in my head? Go figure.

Oh, and Blink - remind me NOT to read your posts while I'm on break at work. The cube environment is no place for a loud guffaw!
     
    07-21-2010, 10:51 PM
  #19
Started
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I've been lucky enough not to get into 2 many bad accidents.

#1. We were laoding an Arabian mare into the trailer and I picked her leg up to set her hoof inside the trailer. As I was talking my hand back out, she kicked out at me and caught my arm. Somehow my hand got caught in the hinge of the door and she continued to pummel me until my friend got my hand free. Resulted in a fractured bone in my arm, 15 stitches, and some other bruises.

#2. I was doing that emergency dismount thing for practice and when I swung my leg around, I slipped and ending up falling under the horse's legs(at a full out gallop). Resulted in a few broken ribs and major concussion.
     
    07-22-2010, 12:57 AM
  #20
Green Broke
Well stupid me took over for smart me one day. I decided to ride my previously abused QH gelding bareback for the first time. I got one him ok, took a few steps and then (not even thinking at all) I tossed a rope I had in my hand (I cannot for the life of me remember why I had the rope, just know I had it) to the ground. He flipped. I remember hitting the ground then I stood up leaned on a gate and passed out. Into a barbed wire fence I might add. Well when I came to I walked inside and told my mom to get the horse. I was covered in blood from where the barbed wire pierced my lip and dug into my neck. I did something to my back. I never went to the doctor so IDK what. It hurt like hell to sit down, get up, bend over, twist. Pretty much everything. Played volleyball all season like that, then softball and powerlifting. Lol. My poor back still bothers me.
     

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