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        05-01-2013, 08:41 PM
      #8401
    Yearling
    I must have missed something somewhere...I haven't seen anyone take offense to any behavior in here...

    Sereno - your post makes me glad you know Bob very well, sounds very scary there at the moment. Take care!!
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        05-01-2013, 08:48 PM
      #8402
    Yearling
    Koolio, glad you were not seriously hurt. We sometimes forget how scary riding can be. I got a reminder this afternoon.

    One of the trainers was giving a lesson to a little 8 year old girl. They were in the round pen and doing some low jumps at a trot. For some reason, the lesson horse threw a bucking fit and the little girl came off and landed under the horse. The horse stomped on the little girl, right on her chest! The scream that little dear let out is unforgettable. Luckily, the girl's mother did not see this actually happen. The trainer and I are the only ones that saw her get stomped. She was wearing a helmet, thank goodness.

    The trainer immediately immobolized her and 911 was called. It was a sight to see. They sent a firetruck, two ambulances and a rescue squad. They were quick and efficient. They didn't want to take any chances with such a traumatic injury. We suspect she has a broken collarbone, and several ribs. The outline of the horse's hoof was already visible as a bruise and the skin had been torn off her chest in the shape of a hoof. They were afraid of internal injuries so they decided to bring in a helicopter to fly her to a trauma center.

    We took the horses out of the front field and the helicpter landed there. I was very impressed that all the other horses in the other fields hardly reacted to the noise, sirens, helipcoter, and all the strange activity.


    I am waiting to get word on how the little one is doing. She was very calm by the time she was flown out. I told her I would take video of the helicopter landing and taking off so she could see it when she feels better.

    I just hope this doesn't scare her away from horses. She has already said she never wants to get on THAT horse again, and I don't blame her. Poor little girl. She must have been so scared. Her mom couldnt fly with her and the trauma center is at least an hour away. I hope I hear good news soon,

    Ok,..carry on with campfires and pictures, and rants, and whatever! Just ride safe everyone!!!!
         
        05-01-2013, 09:37 PM
      #8403
    Yearling
    Update! She's going to be ok

    Trainer just called. The little girl ended up with only cracked ribs! Big sigh of relief. And now she has a cool story to tell her friends when she feels better.
         
        05-01-2013, 09:38 PM
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    Lots of people got after me too
    I TOO have been warned by family members and friends!! I am a hip replacement patient, and six surgeries later...my family doesn't want me going in again! Nor do I....that is why I am still so,flabbergasted that DH has given this whole horse thing a go....

    Thing is....I am very active and could get hurt in many things I do. I actually thought one of my students would have pushed me down the stairs last year on several occasions....so, you try to be careful cause you never know when you will go flying.....and also why I am sticking to OLD, half dead horses! Lol. But I also think my family and DH especially see how HAPPY I am now that I am back in the saddle. Horses are in my blood, and I have always felt something was missing all these years. 😊

    But once again, I try to be very careful! I am a bit nervous about this weekend, as I am going to,be working a 'green' horse at the clinic. BUT, I have the option to do total ground work if I don't feel comfortable riding her.....I have it good right now with my SLOW horsey, so I don't want to hurt myself on a horse that isn't mine!

    Sereno....is your swamp fever acting up again? I'm confused at your last vent! 😕😆

    No riding for me today, but I did take my doggie doo out for a walk back behind the house. Although we live in "town" we live on the edge, so I have access to some nice woods to walk in! Here are some pics!

    Happy trails all...and BE SAFE!!!! 😃
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        05-01-2013, 09:39 PM
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    More pics....it's getting greener here! Slowly!
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        05-01-2013, 09:42 PM
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        05-01-2013, 09:55 PM
      #8407
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    Oh, I know, I what I forgot to say in regards to family and friends warning about riding....I finally had to tell some members to lay off a bit because all their warnings were, and ARE putting the fear of god in me and when I am on the back of the horse that's not a good place to be.....scared....the horse can sense it!!

    To explain better, Although I know they care, their continual reminders and warnings makes me doubt my abilities as a horsewoman....deep in my heart and soul I know I can ride and ride well....but like I said the constant reminders rattle in my brain, scare me, and Make me doubt myself. Does that make sense? It does to my mom, and she as let up a bit!. Which helps in gaining my confidence back after being out of the saddle all of these years.

    So, anyway, that's my story, and I totally get being warned or talked too....infact, I am glad to hear I'm not the only one! 😊

    Sit solid everyone! 😉
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        05-01-2013, 10:15 PM
      #8408
    Yearling
    Sereno, I hope your neighborhood is quiet now and that Bob was not called into duty. Please keep us posted on your safety.

    Definitely I agree that, many of us, facing the first days of the best years of the rest of our lives, must make choices about how to spend them. For me, it is important to focus on a circle of acquaintances and friends who support me and not pay much attention to the rest. I think we over-40 ladies here get a kick out of you men and your comments. I also relate to Nicker's comments that we are well aware of our mortality and frailties, such as they may be, and it may require more courage now than when we were younger to get on the horse and take those calculated risks associated with equine activities.

    Cacowgirl, glad to hear your first week or so has gone well and that you get to do an evening event tomorrow! Fun!
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        05-01-2013, 10:15 PM
      #8409
    Banned
    Oh I assumed it was all in joke, it can be hard to tell from written words sometimes, and nothing I read seemed to be argument worthy - so I am going with joking.

    Sereno, I hope you don't mind me asking, but I can't tell who is who in your photos... are you black? There tends to be one attractive looking black man in a few of your photos, so I am not sure if that is you or not?

    I have a reasonable reason for asking. The best foster kid I have ever had, is black. I tend to refer to him as kid 1, as I can't name them publically. Because he is awesome, if I ask for help, he will give it, but other than that, he will stay away. I ask him why, as he has been with me for about 18 months now, he claims 'horses are for white people'.

    I struggle with that, because I don't really see anything as for white people or black people, that's just not how I see the world. I have quite a few black friends, my hubby has more than I do, but none are horsey.

    He is not usually a race based kid, so I am looking for ways to address that with him, and I am at a loss.

    Is anyone else here black, and can offer words of advise? I ask from a good place. Promise, I love kid 1, and I tried to adopt him a while ago when I thought that might be possible. He's the best ever.
         
        05-01-2013, 10:18 PM
      #8410
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    Originally Posted by NickerMaker71    
    Oh, I know, I what I forgot to say in regards to family and friends warning about riding....I finally had to tell some members to lay off a bit because all their warnings were, and ARE putting the fear of god in me and when I am on the back of the horse that's not a good place to be.....scared....the horse can sense it!!

    To explain better, Although I know they care, their continual reminders and warnings makes me doubt my abilities as a horsewoman....deep in my heart and soul I know I can ride and ride well....but like I said the constant reminders rattle in my brain, scare me, and Make me doubt myself. Does that make sense? It does to my mom, and she as let up a bit!. Which helps in gaining my confidence back after being out of the saddle all of these years.

    So, anyway, that's my story, and I totally get being warned or talked too....infact, I am glad to hear I'm not the only one! 😊

    Sit solid everyone! 😉
    I do understand that, but I think it's a personality thing. I'd personally rather be told every little thing I am doing wrong, I prefer a tough trainer who busts my balls (that are a little higher on my chest).

    I'd take it as them trying to help, rather than ripping you apart. Are they coming from a good place or a bad place?
         

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