Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Wow, nice injury stories... Lol.
I only have two 'stories' of bad injuries, but, due to my stubborness, I'venever goe to a doctor or hospital with my injuries. Lol...
I was riding my mare a few years ago when she still liked to buck a lot and I hadn't been riding her at a canter much because of it (I was still a little nervous riding her faster than a trot). I was riding with my friend, and my friend started to canter, so my girl went into a canter. It was fine for the first few strides and then she bucked and threw me off balance. I would have been fine if my girl hadn't a bucked again before I got my balance back. I came out of the saddle and my foot got hung in the stirrup. My mare drug me a few yards before I got loose, then proceeded to trample me as she went into a gallop and ran off. It knocked me unconsious for a bit, and when I 'woke' my friend and the horse she was riding was gone and my horse was gone... Lol... My friend had gone to catch my girl for me and had left me laying there unconsious, luckily I wasn't hurt, but I was very sore for a few weeks.
Then there was the time I was riding my mare home after dark from my uncles house. We were trotting down a hill and at the bottom we had to go around a ditch. The bank of the ditch caved in on us (the ditch was about three feet deep). My mare tried to keep her footing, and I couldn't do much because I was carrying about twenty-something pounds of halter, leadropes, and saddlepads in my arms... but, in the end, we fell halfway in the road halfway in the side of the road and my girl rolled over my leg as the stuff I was carrying went flying. I was in a lot of pain, but the only thing tht was going through my mind was 'was my horse alright'... after I got home, I checked her over for about two hours, completely ignoring my grandmother and moms constant asking' do you need to go to the hospital' because I was favoring the leg that had been rolled over on really badly. But, in the end, I was ok and so was my horse... we just didn't ride for a few weeks.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)