Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Western Australia
My Worst fall
Well yesterday I had my worst fall in my riding experiance, lucky nothing was broken.
Just extremely sore today.
I just needed to tell some people as I stayed home today.
It was at pony club and we were having a jumping lesson.
He was jumping great, motivated and flying over the jumps I really felt like he could jump anything.
What our instucter wanted as to do was go over the first the canter to go over the second.
Anyway this was near the end of the lesson and the instructer put the jump up, I'm not to sure how high but I knew Buzz could jump it.
However the first jump we went over Buzz jumped really big and I wasn't expected it, and to make it easier I let him pull rein out of my hand, big no no, as the second jump was approaching I was trying to shorten my reins up, I can't remember if I did I think I may of started then the jump.
Well I jumped it but Buzz sure didn't.
I flipped over his head landed on my head I think, then I think I must of rolled once and ended up on my back.
I was winded tried to get up figured I liked the ground better for a little while.
Got up on my knees and had a blood nose.
Of course there were peolpe around me by now. Telling me to take it easy. Get up when I'm ready.
I was shaking soo much.
But I did get up, and back on.
Only rode him for about 10 minutes more, jumped once more but I asked if they could be put down.
Then I got off and had an ice pack to my nose as it was incredible sore.
Untacked Buzz, then went back to the club house.
My nose was really sore, people around me kept asking if I was ok which of course I said yes I'm fine.
I really wanted to cry but I didn't want to in front of all these people.
Someone said I should go to the docters as I may have a concussion.
I loaded Buzz up and I think he must of felt bad as he walked straight on, or he wanted to go home to see Cookie.
Dropped Buzz off asked my friend to feed as I was going to the hospital.
We went to the emergency, told the nurse at the front what had happend got taken in straight away and got a stupid neck coller on.
I mean my neck was hurting but not as bad as my nose.
Anyway after like twos waiting with the stupid neck coller and having x-rays on my neck docter came in and said I was fine.
Checked my nose and said its just bruised.
I think it knocked back my confidence on jumping. I will hopefully be out tomorrow to see Buzz, as it was mainly my fault I wasn't expected it and I was mainly holding on for that jump not helping him.
Cookies to anyone that read I just needed to share