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post #1 of 27 Old 06-15-2011, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got my black and blue

I know the old saying green on green means black and blue, well I finally got it. It's taken a year and it was totally my own fault. I should have seen it coming.

It's hard to explain what happened so I will do my best..

I groomed him, lunged him both ways, he looked calm enough so I brought him out of the pasture to saddle him up. Here is where is got interesting. He kept shaking his head and I figured the bugs were bad but if I could get him off on the trail he would be fine. Well he decided to climb a steep incline into a part of the pasture fence. The only way to get him down was to turn him back toward the pasture gate. Well he turned all right then RAN! I wasn't ready, and after a few strides, I found myself falling. Somehow I managed to fall off the right side of the horse, and land on my left hip. Still not sure how that happened.

RIght now I am in the recliner because I can't get in and out of the bed. I may have a cracked pelvis, praying its just a bruised one... I think I'm going to be SORE tomorrow!

PS. I did get back on and after a while got him to behave well enough to let him back with his buddies. Now I have to train him to NOT be herd bound, but that's another post...
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post #2 of 27 Old 06-15-2011, 10:53 PM
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I know the old saying green on green means black and blue, well I finally got it. It's taken a year and it was totally my own fault. I should have seen it coming.

It's hard to explain what happened so I will do my best..

I groomed him, lunged him both ways, he looked calm enough so I brought him out of the pasture to saddle him up. Here is where is got interesting. He kept shaking his head and I figured the bugs were bad but if I could get him off on the trail he would be fine. Well he decided to climb a steep incline into a part of the pasture fence. The only way to get him down was to turn him back toward the pasture gate. Well he turned all right then RAN! I wasn't ready, and after a few strides, I found myself falling. Somehow I managed to fall off the right side of the horse, and land on my left hip. Still not sure how that happened.

RIght now I am in the recliner because I can't get in and out of the bed. I may have a cracked pelvis, praying its just a bruised one... I think I'm going to be SORE tomorrow!

PS. I did get back on and after a while got him to behave well enough to let him back with his buddies. Now I have to train him to NOT be herd bound, but that's another post...
If you can't move very well you should go to the doctor. My mom got hurt last year and we thought it was just a bruise but she actually broke her pelvis in several places. Also, there are too many important nerves running through there so you should be careful. I hope you feel better.
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post #3 of 27 Old 06-15-2011, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, my best friend and her husband are both physIcian assistants and they have me well taken care of. I will probably get an x ray tomorrow just to be sure. At this point there isn't much to do.
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post #4 of 27 Old 06-15-2011, 11:14 PM
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That sucks. Hope you feel better.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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post #5 of 27 Old 06-15-2011, 11:15 PM
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Ouch, I hope its a bruise and nothing more serious.

I guess maybe I should say 'Congratulations and welcome to the bruised and battered club"?

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #6 of 27 Old 06-16-2011, 10:21 AM
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Another "Welcome to the Bruised and Battered Club". In my years past I have been a member of the B&B Club several times. My first Black&Blue experience was in 1973 with a saddle that I was using to ride an older QH type mare and a pregnant QH mare. The saddle I used had latigo straps on both the off side and near side for girth centering adjustments. I had just rode the pregnant mare and was saddling the older mare. I did notice the slack in the off side latigo, but in ignorance ignored it. I then cinched the left or near side. Mounting was no problem, but when I started riding figure eights the saddle slipped and I hit the ground. Nothing was broken, but my lumbar area was black & blue and I was extremely painful. I suspect that is the reasoning behind my back going into being in a degenerative condition.

At one time I rode just started colts/geldings. One in particular colt was owned by some friends of mine and had been in training for 30 days. They wanted to see how far that colt had come along in a months time. So I rode said colt and that son-of-gun bucked like all "the gates to Hades" had been opened. The owner's of that colt took him home shortly after that and then found out that the trainer had a not very good reputation of his capabilities as a starter of young horses.

I have expereinced other back injuries, but my horse related ones have been the worst of all. Those had never kept me from riding and interacting with my #1 Heart Horse until I had to have back surgery and the Surgeon ordered me to do no more riding.
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post #7 of 27 Old 06-16-2011, 07:13 PM
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Sorry to hear you joined that particular club! Ouch. You missed the best part by not going to the ER...asking the doctor when you can ride again and watching him or her roll their eyes!!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #8 of 27 Old 06-17-2011, 12:58 PM
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Sorry to hear you joined that particular club! Ouch. You missed the best part by not going to the ER...asking the doctor when you can ride again and watching him or her roll their eyes!!


I broke my ankle from a fall last summer, I was on a tall horse and thought mid fall that I had enough time to land on my feet..well I managed to land on my left foot and roll my right ankle. The doctor honestly thought I was going to ride with my cast so he refused to give me a walking cast....I mean I thought about getting on bareback but only for a few minutes...doctors...what do they know...lol.
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post #9 of 27 Old 06-17-2011, 02:36 PM
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`The doctor honestly thought I was going to ride with my cast so he refused to give me a walking cast....I mean I thought about getting on bareback but only for a few minutes
ROFL... I came down and got a grade-3 concussion in April. Got a trip to the ER, was told to check in no sooner than 1 week with my doctor to discuss when I could ride again. I went to the doc figuring that no matter what she said, I was going to ride a week after that. :) I didn't say that, though... :)

She came in, looked at her clipboard, said "So, you are here because you had a concussion?"

I said "Yeah, I came down off a horse last week."

And before I could say anything else, she got That Horse Look on her face and said "Oh? English or Western?" - it was then that I knew it wasn't going to be any trouble to get cleared for riding...
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post #10 of 27 Old 06-17-2011, 02:56 PM
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Bahaha, that's awesome. When I came off a horse and broke my arm when I was 9, I was fortunate enough not to get that skeptical look from my Dr. The horse I came off of was one I was trialing for him because he was considering it for his daughters LOL.

(had to look up trialing in the dictionary to try to find correct spelling and apparently it isn't even a word. Apparently, 'trial' isn't supposed to be used as a verb. Silly dictionary, what do they know? LOL)

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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