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post #11 of 15 Old 01-04-2010, 03:52 PM
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over 4 years ago i had a horse spook and bolt and slid to a stop with his down, I did a complete 360 over his head, altho i remember hitting my head (had a helmet on) my left ankle was broken in at least 6 places, including breaking the ball off the tibia. it required 2 pins and 19 pins to fix. Dr's said it was one of the worst they had seen and that i was lucky to still be able to walk. I still have a lot of pain in that ankle and some days is almost unbearable to walk.
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-04-2010, 05:27 PM
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I fell onto my stomach once, according to my chiro, my pelvis went up and jammed my tail bone. It hurt like an SOB! But I was stupid because I still rode for my hour lesson, afterward I had a chiro appointment.

He was laughing at me, and told me I had wonderful timing! He xrayed me to make sure I hadn't broken my tailbone, but it took a good 13-15 months for it to stop hurting every time I sat down.

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post #13 of 15 Old 01-04-2010, 06:39 PM
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I think I'm cursed with getting enough beatings for both my sister and me. Except I always get off lucky with only minor injurys.

The worst one is probably from back in '07. We had just brought Otis back home from Kestrel (he had another breakdown) and recently brought home my sisters new mare, Quest (rest her soul). I was out giving them their dinner and I decided to check the water. I guess I just got into a bad spot. I was walking towards Quest to check her (the clumsy girl, she was always getting into trouble) and when I turned around Otis struck me in the chin with his rear hoof. I guess he was backing up to kick her, and couldn't see me. The kick didn't hurt, but on the car ride to the hospital my throat started to swell up really bad. I only had to get stitches, and I still have a scar.
This summer, Freddy was brought to our acreage to be turned out in the pasture. The bugs were bad, I mean really bad. We were preparing for a hack when he got a really bad nosefly. He has a bad habit of standing right behind you or directly in front of you, and he ended up striking out his front hoof to get at his nose. I just barely missed it, thankfully.
Among other things; Otis actually caught me with his knee when he struck out, I only had a bruised belly after. The only horse I've ever fallen off of, I fell off twice and landed both times on my head. Mild concussions from those. I was slammed into a wall by a very misbehaved lesson horse I was tacking up, needless to say that he got his ass sent down the barn aisle. A horse almost landed on top of me when she slipped while I was picking her hooves. And the countless times I've gotten bitten, feet stomped on, tails whipping me, and even charged at (hard to catch pony decided that he really wanted to see me).
Do I attract the crazy or do I just seem to meet with it?

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post #14 of 15 Old 01-06-2010, 10:07 AM
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My worst was I had just finished a bareback class in a show and I was riding my gelding out of the arena. Another horse was beside us and my gelding (being a barrel racer) wanted to be ahead and charged forward to try adn squeeze through a gate leading out of the grounds first. I instictivly pulled back the moment he pushed forward and he reared up. Nothing new for him, he tends to rear when frustrated. Except this time he didnt come back down. He reared and flipped over, landed on top of me, and rolled off. He took off running and I was left unable to move. Ambulance was called and I was ok. Didnt break anything by some miracle. Couldnt walk right for a while, and he snapped his tail which took some work to get right.

But we're both ok. :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-06-2010, 01:23 PM
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Wow Tina, that's awful! I had a mare flip on me not too long ago and the damage was I miscarried. I really shouldn't have been riding, but well, my "dressage" instructor at the time claimed she had been wonderful things with the horse. Which translated was, slapped a high port kimberwicke bit in her mouth, cranked her head down with a tie down and threw on some draw reins. Blugh. Anyway.
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