Originally Posted by PechosGoldenChance
Gypsy: I feel bad for the lady who broke her leg. However, I'm still a young woman who works out everyday, and I also run, I'm pretty 'on-top' of things, and I'm pretty quick to come to my whits. I jump off faster than you can blink your eyes lol. I'm not trying to be a smart ass at all, I swear!
When I was 18 and in excellent shape, I was training a horse on the trail, working at a very forward trot on a hot day. We hit a sandy patch about 5 miles in. We literally went from trotting to the horse on top of me snapping my knee backwards in about 1 second. He HIT the ground, and my knee.
I cracked my knee cap, and tore pretty much everything there is to tear in a knee. It was just excruciating pain.
I was stuck by myself 5 miles in with a crushed knee that I couldn't stand on. I had to somehow get back on the horse-- do you stand on the bad knee, or do you try and hoist yourself up with the bad knee? It was impossible. And then, riding out on intense trails on a horse you don't trust and a constantly swelling knee? I almost passed out.
As I said, I was in excellent shape, and I had been on those trails alone for miles and miles. These are reasons you never ride without a cell phone, without a friend, and why you never ever allow a horse to roll while you are on its back.