Well it has been a while since I have posted here, I was in a accident with my horse. And this is the first chance I had to login.
I had been working with pleasure, my horse part mustang and part walker, on oct 30th I had been down there and was lounging her and working thru the routine of flexing, disengaging both ends, and things, then after about 3 hors I got on her to ride her a little. Well I was on her for about 45 minutes then her ears went back and she took off running. I tried to stop her by the reins, tried getting a turn stop out of her, but she jumped a ditch and started bucking. She was in a dead run when I was thrown landing straight on my butt. I laid there for 15 minutes and couldnt move my legs or feel them for that matter. It is a scaary feeling. I was by myself, but had my rescue squad raidio on me called for an ambulance and went to the er. After 2 weeks and a mri I have 3 fractured vertibrates, bruised 4 discs, and have nerve damage to my left leg, it goes numb and gives out. No surgery that can help, just need time to heal. Before anyo ne says it, im not giving up on the horse, im just giving up on me breaking her. Time to find some one else to do it that knows how to. I have bought clinton andersons videos, and they are a big help. I know some will think im stupid for trying to break her myself, but those who do jsut think, there was a time when you broke your first horse. Im not afraid of her, just can't take much more throwing from her. I can not say I did not provoke it some how, but I can't think of anyway I did other than getting on her. Im still open for suggestions on the different ways to work with her. Jsut don't need to be reminded of how big of an idiot I was to get on ahorse. Brian