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post #1 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Fall from horse

Good morning,
Two weeks ago I fell from my horse and fractured my left hip and my
Right tibial plateau below my knee. Surgery on hip, nonsurgical treatment to
Knee. Wheelchair is my best friend for 12 weeks. Probably no riding for
Even longer.
Anybody out there who has a story to share? I need as much advice as I can get. Thanks. Happy Easter. Karen
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 04:42 AM
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My mum fell off my thoroughbred gelding when he bolted a few years ago. she had to get air lifted to the hospital and had 5 broken ribs, a punctured lung, internal bleeding and swelling of the brain as well as a broken coxic bone. She spent a month in intensive care and still has no smell or taste. I made her get back on that horse though and she goes ridding reguarly
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 06:38 AM
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Ouch! I wish you the best of recoveries!

I was in a freak accident with my mare in 2009 and all the impact went on my right leg - snapped both my tibia and fibula cleanly. Was unable to walk without some sort of aid for just over 8months. Was up in the saddle roughly 11months after the incident. But for me, I had a terrible recovery. I had incorrect information from a specialist that prolonged everything as my initial recovery was stunted by this and my muscles rapidly grew weak. I was in a wheelchair for some time and had to have help doing everything - things when we're able bodied that we take for granted made a long list for me. I also got depressed from being stuck at home doing nothing - I'm normally a busy body.

It took me two years to truly get back into riding, and now my horse and I are just passing the level we were pre-accident. Despite everything, I'm still glad to be a horse rider haha! There are limitations though but it's well worth it in my eyes!

Hope you can return to riding sooner than me... just do it in your time and make sure you do physiotherapy - it will really help!! All the best!

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 06:44 AM
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I also hope you have a good recovery, that's a lot to go through. Hugs coming your way :) Stay strong.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for responses

It's great to hear from people! I don't feel so alone. My family is wonderful but I keep thinking of what I can and can't do. My fall was so stupid. Entirely my fault.n not to keep beating myself up about it- it just shows me that
There is more to learn and common sense is so important.

I never liked cantering so my gaits may be limited to walk and trot. My
Autistic grandson rides Chloe and the relationship to watch between the two of them is amazing. There is a special relationship. He was in a horse show the other day and got a blue ribbon. Tot and lead

I am determined to get through this.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Sare1843 View Post
I am determined to get through this.

And you will! It takes a little time and patience with yourself :) I think no fall is stupid as one can't really outrun gravity :P But every fall has a lesson. Yes it may be humiliating and it may be painful but you'll get the hang of the canter. It scared me, excuse me.. SCARES me, half to death. But I do it because my horse needed me to participate and for awhile I was alright until we approached another of his brick walls.

You've got an army of supporters behind you :) And hugs coming out the wazoo if you're in need of any.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 07:27 PM
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I came off after my gelding bucked me last summer and broke my right hand. Had surgery and it was super annoying for 8 weeks. Then first ride back he bucked me off again, he must've sensed my nervousness. I seriously thought about selling him, but in the end decided to work it through. Boarded him somewhere else (part of the problem was that he had gotten kinda rank with two mares for companions), hired a trainer, and invested a lot of $ and emotions in riding again. Best decision I ever made. Today was the first day this year that I took him out on the trails, and my legs were a bit shaky when I got on. But he did beautifully, and it was like walking on clouds after I got off :).
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-08-2012, 10:16 PM
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when I was younger I went trail riding and I was on a horse that
I was not used to any ways I wanted him to go one way and he wanted
to go another so we jumped a log and then he decided to try another
but I tried to pull him up so I fell off onto my stomach and i could not get back
on for a moment the horse was watching me if to say '' are you ok''
I went to the doctors and he said I tore some of my stomach muscles
i was sore for awhile

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