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post #1 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Back to square one.

My trainer and I decided to test out my mare yesterday. She tacked up easily but hates having her ears touched, so bridling wasn't easy. Anyways, after lunging and hanging off her, my trainer got on and walked her around. She was perfect. Then I got on and all hell broke loose. She turned into a bucking bronco in seconds, before I could even get both feet in the stirrups! I hit the ground HARD and an ambulance was called. Turns out I completely compressed my back and let me tell ya, it hurts something fierce. I'm on bed rest for a week or more and Tylenol 3's for a month with physio afterwards. Trainer is starting back at square one of her groundwork because they think she's missing something major. This also means that I probably can't go to school this September because my body isn't going to feel up to riding hard for 2 hours a day, 5 days a week... Sigh.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 11:05 AM
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Well that just sucks! Take care of yourself and heal well.
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I'm trying
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Ugh that's the pits! What do you think set her off? Is this the paint mare?
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post #5 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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You know what, we aren't completely sure. We checked the saddle and it got perfectly. Her teeth were done not that long ago. The girl I bought her from said that she had never bucked before, it even offered to buck. What a twat lol.
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You know what, we aren't completely sure. We checked the saddle and it got perfectly. Her teeth were done not that long ago. The girl I bought her from said that she had never bucked before, it even offered to buck. What a twat lol.
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Don't you love it when people say 'offered to buck' like its something you might be happy to receive! I like to say 'he hasn't dared to buck' lol!!!

I hope you have a swift recovery, take care
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 01:43 PM
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Why won't you be able to go to school? What does riding have to do with school. Sorry, didn't understand that part.
Take care and hope you heal fast! Sorry this happened to you.

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Why won't you be able to go to school? What does riding have to do with school. Sorry, didn't understand that part.
Take care and hope you heal fast! Sorry this happened to you.
Haha I was going to school to take Western Ranch & Cow horse - riding 3 hours a day, 5 days a week! My back can't hold up to that for a looong time.. going to be a slow recovery.
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 02:05 PM
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first off, sorry this happened to you, that sucks. Have you checked saddle fit and her back? I had a mare that had never bucked, I sold her and the new owners called me back saying she was bucking 'alot'. They finally came to the conclusion that she had been kicked in the ribs and was really uncomfortable and bruised.

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hates having her ears touched, so bridling wasn't easy
I always cringe with this one, and I've heard it many times. If you can't handle the horse all over easily, don't ride it. This indicates a huge problem in itself, and shows a hole in her training. I have worked with many horses that don't like their ears touched, but they learn to tolerate it. I wont get on a young horse that isn't easy to tack up, period.
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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I found out why she doesn't like to have her ears touched. Her previous owner even confirmed it. When she misbehaved, they grabbed her ears and folded them. You can touch the base of them, but once you start moving up, she goes into a blind terror.
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