Should I go to the hospital?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Should I go to the hospital?

This is a discussion on Should I go to the hospital? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Fell off horse and feel sick and feverish
  • Fell off horse

Like Tree21Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-08-2013, 04:45 AM
Should I go to the hospital?

Hey guys,
I had a horse riding lesson at 4:00. I fell off while doing cantering stirrup less exercises (around 5) I landed on my Side and my head hit the ground. I felt a bit sick but got up had a few sips of water took my helmet off and had a short break. I hoped straight on and got a bit disorientated I had no idea where I was riding, couldn't really see and felt sick. It passed and now I have a very stiff and sore leg and my head hurts a bit occasionally. My mum is completely freaking out, she says I look green. My head does hurt a little bit and sometimes I feel like I'm going to puke but other than that I think I'm fine. I just feel tired, I do know not to go to sleep for a few hours. I've taken a panadol and had a glass of water and I'm resting. Other people have taken rougher tumbles and come out fine! But alas my mum is worried and wants to hear other people's advice...
Sponsored Links
    01-08-2013, 05:17 AM
I think you should go to the hospital, just to be sure, there are no injuries you don't know about.
Thunderspark likes this.
    01-08-2013, 05:39 AM
Unfortunately it is luck of the draw when it comes to riding injuries. Even though some others take rougher falls and are okay, the small ones can do just as much damage. I would recommend going to the hospital strongly - it sounds like you may have a concussion.
OliviaMyee and Thunderspark like this.
    01-08-2013, 05:47 AM
Sounds like you have a concussion. Better safe than sorry, and go see a doctor.
    01-08-2013, 07:19 AM
It never hurts to see the doctor to make sure everything is OK, and yes, look into as much rest as you can till you feel better. Just wondering have you had helmet on when you hit the ground?
Thunderspark likes this.
    01-08-2013, 08:10 AM
I'm betting concussion, too. It's best to go to the hospital.
Thunderspark likes this.
    01-08-2013, 08:14 AM
Go to the hospital.
Thunderspark likes this.
    01-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Super Moderator
You need to go to the hospital ASAP. You could have a simple concussion (as all your symptoms point to) or worse. It is not uncommon to have a sub or epidural bleed, which can be pretty dangerous.

A friend, who is also a trainer, had a fall 6 months ago. She had a bad concussion and is still unable to ride.

Go to the hospital. You should have gone immediately!
    01-08-2013, 10:30 AM
Since it is a weekday, if you can get in to see your regular doctor, do that instead. It will be cheaper.
Posted via Mobile Device
kitten_Val likes this.
    01-08-2013, 06:26 PM
If you haven't already, go see your doctor or go to the hospital.
It really does sounds like a concussion and head injuries are nothing to take lightly.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
General Hospital Fans, Anyone? Corazon Lock Movies, Music, and TV 0 08-13-2012 11:58 PM
Nightmare of my life (after the accident and in the hospital) Marlea Warlea Horse Stories and Poems 10 01-28-2012 11:07 PM
Hair Felt or Hospital Fleece? Quedeme Horse Tack and Equipment 2 04-01-2011 12:34 AM
This is a HOSPITAL No Horses Allowed! elyoung Horse Talk 4 03-27-2008 11:20 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0