Last week, my horse bucked me off. We were trotting around the arena happily and he just threw in an unexpected buck. I only realised what had happened until I was in the air. I broke a vertebrae in my back. Just got home from a week in hospital. Every doctor and nurse told me how lucky I was, if the break was a bit further back I probably wouldn''t be walking.
About 6 months ago, my horse touched an electric fence that was behind the wooden arena fence. He went crazy and I broke my collarbone, punctured my lung and had a ruptured spleen. So that was a week in hopsital as well.
I don't think I will be able to get back to school for the rest of the term. I'm in grade 12 so that's not too great. I'm not going to ride for the rest of this year. I don't think I would be allowed to anyway. The doctors said that there's a strong possibility horseriding will be too painful for me to do even after my back is healed.
I've fallen off plenty of times. Why is it the last two times, I've had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance? One of my 'freinds' questioned whether I'm just not very good at horseriding, that its not that hard to stay on when a horse bucks. The nurses recognised me and they all told me to give it up. Pick a safer sport. My friends told me to be more careful. My parents are begging me not to ever get back on. No one really gets that its more than just a sport.
I love horseriding but I just don't know whether its worth it. Of course I know its dangerous but I don't want to end up in a wheelchair. The person who did the cast for my brace said that 90% of the females that he deals with spinal injuries is because of horses.
I'm not whining, I am grateful that I didn't hurt myself more. I guess I have a year to think about it.