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        10-09-2012, 09:49 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Unhappy Hubby performed a perfect unintentional dismount

    On Sunday my husband and I were trail riding with our BO and her husband when they decided to canter up a little hill. My still-greenish beginner rider spouse was on his horse and for whatever reason the gelding spooked a lil bit, gave a crow hop or two and bounced my spouse right off. He landed wrong, and shattered his left wrist. He has to have surgery tomorrow to have plates and screws put in.

    To make matters even worse, when the BO's son came roaring up in the truck after we called him to pick up my husband who couldn't walk that far as we were riding along the hay field a long ways from the barn all the horses spooked. My BO's husband was still mounted had ahold of the guilty gelding-who in turn spooked and kicked the poor man in the thigh...causing him to fall off and get his bell rung.

    I feel horrible and so guilty. I didn't think he was ready for a canter in the open, but he did. I didn't overrule him and I should have. I'm going to have the Vet out to rule out any pain issues with the gelding before I decide what to do about it. I haven't had time to go back to the barn and ride him myself, but the BO and another trainer there looked the gelding over and didn't see any obvious issues.
         
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        10-09-2012, 09:54 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Poor Hubby. Hope he heals quick and feels better soon.

    On a different tack, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to pull the reins in on the hubby. Mine is always wanting to over ride himself. I feel like such a green meanie when I say no, you're not ready yet.
         
        10-09-2012, 10:06 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    That sucks! Ugh. Hope he heals well!
         
        10-09-2012, 10:18 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    I truly hope all goes well for him! What an awful experience for a beginning rider. Best wishes in all of this! From a fellow Michigander :)
         
        10-09-2012, 10:20 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Thanks all, it's going to be a long day tomorrow.
         
        10-10-2012, 01:23 AM
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    Originally Posted by DimSum    
    On Sunday my husband and I were trail riding with our BO and her husband when they decided to canter up a little hill. My still-greenish beginner rider spouse was on his horse and for whatever reason the gelding spooked a lil bit, gave a crow hop or two and bounced my spouse right off. He landed wrong, and shattered his left wrist. He has to have surgery tomorrow to have plates and screws put in.

    To make matters even worse, when the BO's son came roaring up in the truck after we called him to pick up my husband who couldn't walk that far as we were riding along the hay field a long ways from the barn all the horses spooked. My BO's husband was still mounted had ahold of the guilty gelding-who in turn spooked and kicked the poor man in the thigh...causing him to fall off and get his bell rung.

    I feel horrible and so guilty. I didn't think he was ready for a canter in the open, but he did. I didn't overrule him and I should have. I'm going to have the Vet out to rule out any pain issues with the gelding before I decide what to do about it. I haven't had time to go back to the barn and ride him myself, but the BO and another trainer there looked the gelding over and didn't see any obvious issues.
    Your husband is in good company though I don't envy the wrist. I too have been on the recieving end of my horse demonstrating its displeasure. My previous horse Savannah reacted to a sadle that had a split in the tree causung it to tighten down on her withers I lasted the 8 seconds of bucking fury and dismounted while she was at the top of her buck. Horse was 17.2 hands and 4 feet in the air. Its a long way down, and it hurts the man pride thing. I got over the pride thing when the same saddle slipped and I ended underneith the horse. Savannah stood still, looked down at me as if to say, on the ground again. The same horse while riding along the beach decided to play in the sand while I was still on her. I learnt to get out of the way when she started to roll. And again that man pride went out the window.

    Hope all goes well for your husband and his wrist heals well.

    My present horse Stella is good at reacting to the horse eating ant that crosses her path but she has not managed to dump me. I have improved and of course a new saddle helped. Savannah is at the bottom of the page Stella is the avatar

    Cheers.
    Stan
         
        10-10-2012, 01:30 AM
      #7
    Super Moderator
    Shattered wrist! Just thinking about that makes me grind my teeth in imagined agony.

    A group of horses cantering in the open is something only solid riders should attempt. Zulu (the 17hh Irish Draft I ride sometimes) gets very excited if other horses canter ahead of him. He will buck, and when he bucks , it feels like an elevator going up behind you.
         
        10-10-2012, 07:13 AM
      #8
    Yearling
    Yeah Tiny, I know that which is why I'm killing myself here with guilt.
         

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