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post #1 of 6 Old 07-03-2007, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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My side of the story

Most of you who open this wont read it but i wish you would i have never told anyone what i remember of this accident or how i feel about it

Ridding starbright the stable masters horse, everyone tells me he is mean. But that just makes a girl like me more interested and I wanted to ride him even more.

We rode around the outdoor arena witch was just two sides of horse fence and two sides or ropps threaded through posts.

he had down a very nice job so i gave him his head and let him eat a bit, i had been at the barn for about 6 hours ridding juat about every horse i couldnt didnt want to go home. So as he was eating i noticed sean the stable master repleaced one part of the rope fence wiht a chain so you could get out of both ends.
So he was eating farly close o the chain, i was stupid and was not paying attention he slipped his head under the chain he didnt even see it and i didnt notice.
He starts to walk forword the chain slidds up his neck and hits the saddle horn. He notices he cant move forword and dosnt know why
so he rears up and bolts the two 4 feet tall 1 foot wide polls break out of the ground wiht teh fource of the 1300 pound QH.
So fast i didnt know what really happend but i know one poll hit my in the face and the other in my stoumch.
they push my off but my foot is still stuck in the sturrip so the chain wiht two polls on hit slidds up my front and gets rapped around my neck as i am dragged one foot still in the sturrip about 35 feet he stars to buck one buck and my foot is out but just as he did i herd the snapp.
i was chocking the chain around my neck now the the horse is running off i can get my hands up and take it off but i couldnt move one hand and didnt know why becaus eof the shook i couldnt fell the pain yet.
so with one hand i got the chain off and laid there for wat felt like hours was wat i was told about 20 seconds i then passed out..

The rest i dont remember but i was told them sean came looking for me to tell me my om ws there to pick my up.
he saw starbright laying on the ground and ran to him his back leggs must have been hit wiht the polls he had two open gashes on each side. the horse stodd up and wiht off the pain still trotted over to me still unconches he rubbed his nose on my check i was told by sean.
sean tryed to wake me but couldnt
whipped out his cell and called the ambulence
i woke up in there wiht an oxygen mask on then i could feel teh pain
i the medick guy was saying "alli can you here me? stay still dont move we are almost ther ei promis alli stay wiht my"
i think that is wat he said i was screaming louder than i ever had the pain was mor ethen i ever could have imagend i didnt even know what was wroung.
screaming though the ER mom told me every one stopped wat they were doing watching the strecher run throught eh room screaming coverd in blood.
the next day is wat i remember the best i was still in pain my wake up call my was my self right as i kne wi wasnt dreaming i started screaming.
then the pain meds kicked in and i quited down
mom was right next to me
"wat happend i asked shakking figitting"
it was heard to breath and screamming talking was waht hurt my skin on my neck hurt and my hand and my leg and my stoumch and my shoulder most of all ym head and nose

latter the day i found out i had been in sugery for 8 hours to reconstruck my hand nose and leg
my calf bone was brocken also my nose and my hand was chatered though think i might have gotten coght in teh chain some were.
and my head was cracked open in two pleaces one on my check next to my nose and one on my temple 43 stiches on ymhead and 102 all togther.
i was home in 2 days but mom had to wake me up every 3 hourse in the day and night to make sur ei knew who i was and were i was cause of my concution.

Starbright heeled nicly and i still dont think he is mean when sean told me thst star showed sean were i was laying uncontios
i knew he was a good horse
but no i dont ride him at all just caus eof the deep feari have of that day not of the horse. now my parents wont let me ride him every one things he through me and he is evil and mean and sean is going to sell him i feel awful this is all my falt if i just would have paid attention

My nose looks a bit differnt and my leg has a scar but other than that i'm all better now... i am now affrade of big horse i dont know and i didnt used to be i have flash backs and am deathly scared of chains

if you read all that thank you i really am thankful that some one has
most people would have looked at how long it was and wold be like hell no
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 12:13 AM
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Wow! Glad you survivied! Horses can be very dangerous. Tons of fun, and hard to live without, but dangerous still.

I don't know if you would be interested in this, but I have been told this is a great program. It's a rider recovery program, here is a link:

For getting back into the saddle, I would go slow and find a nice quiet horse for a while. Then, work up to the more spirited ones.

About 1 1/2 years ago Christy threw me, and I was hurt, no where near as bad as you, but I was afraid to ride for a while. I just spent a lot of time with her. Not riding, just hanging out and grooming, then lunging and starting her training all over. As I didn't do something right the first time. Heck of a way to find out a horse is deathly afraid of dogs!

I still get the nervous stomach sometimes when I think about riding. And Christy and I have had several setbacks. There are days when I know I should go get the saddle on her and ride, but I just can't do it. So, I get the brushes out, and the halter and rope, and we just do fun stuff. After all, she is my life, and she is just fine without being ridden. There is nothing that says I HAVE to ride. I do saddle her occasionally and do some riding, but not recently. It's too hot right now! Today was 108 deg. F.

Christy is for me to enjoy, whether I ride, or just brush her, or lunge her or whatever. The more time I spend with her, the less fear I have of riding her. 8)
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 01:09 AM
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Heya girl Talking about it is part of the healing hun. Keep your posts comin....there's always someone who wants to read/listen to what you gotta say..... Glad your still with us
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 06:33 AM
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Tumai put it perfectly!

Keep those posts coming, and so glad that you are well on the mend.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-04-2007, 06:56 AM
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wow iv had several dangerous falls but none come as close to that! glad to hear your ok!
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-05-2007, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you you...i an kinda new to this site and no one has been this nice...thank you and i am not like other ridders i snuck out of the house and walked a mile to get to the stable two days afterwords to ride one of the ponies
and the week i got my cast off of my leg i was back on a mustang named nevada moon i cant go mor ethan 4 days with out ridding i have panic attaces
and i have had other bad falls i will post them as well... keep an eye out for my stories i have plenty
of and about a minth afte this happend i got bakc on starbright but i will admit i was scard but we did good
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