Bad Fall yet worth the time :] - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-19-2010, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Jose
Posts: 416
• Horses: 3
Bad Fall yet worth the time :]

So my horse Twinkie and me used to run concistant 19.0's on a LARGE gymkhana barrel course. But I was riding him everyday and conditioning him and going to every race. When I got a job I was riding barely ever maybe once a week if I was lucky. So obviously that effected some things.

Well I started competeing seriously again, because me and Twinkie can EASILY run low 18's if I work with him. But Since he hadnt been conditioned in almost a year our runs are kinda blaaaa right now, workin on him diving and what not.

Well it finally paid off at the horse show before last. Did my barrel run and got a 19.0. But heres where the fall came in. When I got around my third barrel I lost my stirrup, its a newer saddle im still tryin to break in. I'v lost stirrups all the time before and just kept kickin home anyways.

Well the announcers booth is built into the arena, we ran home and right before the timers I felt myself slipping and instead of tryin to find my stirrup I kept kickin I wanted to get a time. So when Twinkie turned to slow down, I flew forward head first into the announcers booth.

My stepdad was sitting on a stool on the second level of the booth and he thought me AND the horse crashed into it because it shook so hard. I was knocked out for a good 10 seconds. When I came to I tried to get up and was able to sit up before I got rushed I fought as hard as I could for them not to call an ambulance, they said they wont if I can walk back to my trailer without a problem.

So I got up with my moms help and she walked next to me as I walked over to a friend holding my scared Twinkie, as soon as I started petting him I went down again. So I took a ride in the ambulance. Had a catscan done. Got a concusion and aparantly I have serious sinus issues I didnt know about, but that has nothing to do with the crash LOL

Yup I hate ambulances.
Waybueno is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 07-23-2010, 04:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,825
• Horses: 3
Dang! That really sucks :[. Hope you're ok now!
Did you finish your run and get a time?
Poor Twinkie! I bet he was wondering what the heck was going on.
I took a spill last weekend at a show when I was cone weaving. Got excited and didn't sit down around the end cone. Didn't get hurt or anything though. Just a little embarrassed!

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail...
barrelracer892 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post's that time of year. Time to bring out the scarves, hats, and gloves! Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 11-24-2009 03:47 PM
Another Fall..... ChingazMyBoy Horse Riding 57 10-06-2009 09:21 PM
My first fall wanderlust Horse Riding 17 01-11-2009 04:27 PM
Fall Fun Moxie General Off Topic Discussion 23 10-28-2008 03:36 AM
YOUR FIRST FALL!! D-izzle Horse Stories and Poems 30 06-20-2008 03:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome