Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
There's a first time for everything, they say. Including my first concussion!
Jayne has never bucked under saddle in the two years I've been riding him (nearly daily)- not even offered or seemed to thing about it. Once he made a threat to kick a horse that was riding up his butt, that's the worst. Until today anyhow! Cantering across the pasture goes from canter, then he bolts forward a stride and starts bucking like his life depends on it. I'm off over his shoulder on the first one, land on my head, bust my helmet and out cold. He continues bucking like a bronc according to my friends riding with us. Full head down, heels to the sky bucking all the way to the gate and then more bucking in the round-pen where they put him after they catch him.
Quick ride to the ER that I don't really remember, a CT scan, and a hell of a headache later and I'm fine. Going to have to really check out the horse tomorrow though- for a horse who just doesn't buck to pull something like that I have got to wonder if he was the stereotypical 'musta been stung' or something else. Can't imagine he's all of the sudden pull that for no reason. But dang, even with the hydrocodone my head still hurts.