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post #51 of 56 Old 07-25-2010, 03:04 PM
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I've been knocked unconscious once. It was in a car accident. We got T-boned on my side of the car and my head slammed into the peice of plastic that the seatbelt comes from. I remember seeing the car come towards us, and I remeber being on the side of the road. So that puts me at being out for about 5-10 seconds. It was like a movie, the first thing I said was, "What happened?" My friend, the driver, told me to help him look for his cell phone because it had gotten thrown, and I looked in the glovebox. -facepalm- So, I was /obviously/ confused, and I have a bit of memory loss. I only remember bits and pieces of the ambulane ride. Oh! I got lost in the hospital. I had to go to the bathroom, so my nurse helped me get there, and when I came out, she was gone! I didn't remember how we got there, so I walked around for about twenty minutes looking for my room until I found it. I had a conversation with another patient about a tongue ring while I was lost.
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post #52 of 56 Old 07-31-2010, 08:22 PM
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Outside of a lesson I was bucked into the air from a gallop coming off of a cross country fence, landed head first into the ground.

I remained conscious, but I was in no way shape or form aware of anything so this is what happened according to my mother and ex boyfriend who witnessed it:

I landed head first, bounced and landed back on my side. I stood up, called my horses name and reached out for him [he was running back to the barn] then collapsed back to the ground. They ran over, helped me up and walked me back to the barn where my instructor, teaching someone else lesson, had caught my horse! She asked me if I wanted to get back on and hop over some arena fences. I shook my head but agreed to get back on and walk to the barn.

Then I assisted my mom to bath my horse, went and got my paycheck from my job, and went home and ate chicken pot pie, which was the point I started coming back to it.

Because of this I am a huge fan of helmets. I would have been dead if I hadn't had that helmet on, the impact was so hard.
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post #53 of 56 Old 08-01-2010, 12:05 AM
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I have never been unconcious because of a horse. I have an intense fear of falling off a horse so I've decided just to not do it. I have fallen off horses a few times in the last 13 years, but mostly I hang on. I've been bucked out of the saddle and held onto the underside of the horse's neck multiple times. I really hate falling off and have probably been hurt a few times just because I REFUSE to bail. However, I have EXTREMELY low blood pressure (my normal is around 70/30) and I faint a lot because of this. We're talking like, once a month. So yes, I can describe what fainting feels like. For me, first I get really nausious but subconsciously I know I won't vomit. Then I start to lose vision. And I know I'm going to faint anyway but your body absolutely freaks for you to remain conscious.
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post #54 of 56 Old 08-01-2010, 12:59 AM
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i got knocked out when i fell on my head cantering. luckily i had my helmet on which saved my life. i blanked out when i hit the ground and apparently i was like sitting the ground like staring and laughing? i have no recollection of what happened until i was lying in a ambulance strapped into the board and them telling me not to move. then i was blacking in and out until i got the hospital. It was just kinda foggy afterwards. this accident caused me to be scared of cantering for three years (which i got over when a horse took off with me ;))
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:O were you riding alone?

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post #56 of 56 Old 08-01-2010, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Brithorse1996 View Post
:O were you riding alone?
no, thank god i wasnt. i still dont remember what happened, all i remember is riding along and then slipping and then staring at some people in an ambulance. i got a concussion obviously, got a cat scan but i was fine. it was at my summer camp so my dad flew up to visit me. :)
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