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post #11 of 56 Old 06-08-2010, 05:38 PM
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Sometimes you may not be aware that you have a concussion, but often you'll have a really bad headache and/or nausea. Regardless, if you take a bad fall (as in, hit your head hard enough that your helmet is damaged or you lose consciousness) it is always much safer to get to a hospital and have it checked out.

A good example to learn from is Liam Neeson's late wife. She was wearing a helmet while skiing and fell (I am not certain of whether or not she lost consciousness). She claimed that she felt fine however and did not seek medical attention until she began experiencing intense headaches. By the time she got to a hospital she was declared brain dead and died a few days afterwards.

Yes, it's a bit of a freak accident, but the moral of the story is: wear a helmet and get to a hospital if you hit your head very hard. Better safe than sorry. ;)
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post #12 of 56 Old 06-08-2010, 05:50 PM
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Once during a lesson, and several times outside of it.

It was during my private lesson with my trainer that I do twice a week. Mondays and Fridays. It was the Friday lesson and I was riding a new stud colt that I bought as a reiner. I had enver loped on him before.

So when she aske dme to lope I told him to without hesitation, but he got frisky and started totally freaking out, bucking and kicking. I sat through it but she has a low bar at the end of the arena in a corner that she normally has roped off but didn't this time so he ran me right into it and I went head first into a metal bar and fell off, completely unconcious.

Yeah. It sucked.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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wow what did your instructor do??
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post #14 of 56 Old 06-08-2010, 07:09 PM
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I hope she went to the doctor... those are signs of traumatic brain injury or brain hemorrhage.... the blacking out is a serious indicator of something not being right.
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post #15 of 56 Old 06-08-2010, 08:27 PM
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^^Blacking out happens for a lot of reasons.

Someone in my school choir blacked out during class because we were packed so tight on the risers on a really hot day, and she was very heavy, her knees then locked, and her body was working overtime to help her in the heat, and her mind shut down momentarily and she fell off the risers.

When I blacked out after getting shots, it was from having so much injected into my arm at one time.

I've heard little kids often black out after shots because they get so worked up and all their adrenaline is coursing, they're really nervous, and after the shot they let all that nervousness out like "phew it's over" and the adrenaline stoppage makes their mind shut down.

When I blacked out the second time, I'm not sure why I did. I could barely feel the broken collarbone, heck, I didn't even know anything was wrong with it until I tried to reach up and fix my hair! So I'm not sure why I blacked out then.
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post #16 of 56 Old 06-08-2010, 08:39 PM
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I have never had anything bad enough to knock me unconcious... but regardless, you should always be checked out.

A friend once tripped on his shoe lace, and hit his head(didn't lose concisnous(sp)) and he figured he was fine. 2 days later he passed out while driving his tractor, and his wife called 911. When he got to the hospital, they said he had extensive brain damage, and a concusion(kinda one in the same) and they gave him a 2% chance of surviving after he had a piece of skull taken out to ellivate pressure, and fix other stuff, and they said IF he survived he had less than 1% of a chance to ever regain any of his memories, and to accumilate new ones.

Luckily he survived, and amazingly has no memory problems 4 years after the incident. Even though he survived those odds, I doubt many others who can. No matter how minimal the incident, if it involves your head(or chest) always have it checked out immediatly.

Sorry to ramble like that, I just never want that to happen to someone again. =/

~~Sarah & Hershey~~
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No, Toni kept a level head and just made sure I woke up about five minutes later alright, then she drove me to my normal doctor Bobbi who said I had to damage, which was good. I did had a big bruise on my head for a few weeks though. Dang, it hurt! But still, I was wearing a helmet when I fell so even though I wacked under the helmet when I actually hit the ground the helmet probably helped a bunch.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #18 of 56 Old 06-08-2010, 11:00 PM
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Ive had multiple concussions in my life and only 2 of them have come for horses. Once while i was jumping my horse for fun, turns out it wasn't fun enough for him and he though I should go on without him. I knocked a rail with my head...and immediatly threw up. The other time I had a walker rear on me out of nowhere and he busted me right in my face. Same thing happened...i got woozy and puked but no black out and no memory loss. Concussions are scary stuff. They can wait for days to cause real trouble. More than 2 and you are at high risk for a bleed. Be careful!
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post #19 of 56 Old 06-09-2010, 03:00 AM
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I've never been knocked out... but when I was little (about 7) I either fell asleep or passed out a little and I fell off the pony! The pony was the first pony I ever rode, Silver.

Keep your feet on the ground when your head's in the clouds.
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post #20 of 56 Old 06-09-2010, 01:10 PM
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Never been knocked out - but many years ago I fell off a horse whilst jumping, I landed on my head and suffered temporary amnesia - everything I had done that day ( about 6 hours ) disappeared from my memory.

I can remember now what I did but it took about 6 years to regain my full memory. It has to be the wierdest feeling I have ever known - to know you did something but to have no ability to say what.
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