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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