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    04-10-2012, 01:53 AM
  #51
Foal
Mine was just recently while heading up to some ground poles at a trot and my horse ( a 4 year old ottb ) randomley started bucking and he managed to buck me off and I broke my femur into four pieces. I had emergency surgery and I now have a permanent rod through my entire femur and screws on each end. I'm on week three after surgery and my leg is completely black and blue. Won't be riding till this fall/winter depending. I have fallen off MANY times but have never managed to break anything till now D:
     
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    04-10-2012, 03:10 AM
  #52
Weanling
Nevermind.. was a bad fall but irrevelant to jumping.
     
    04-10-2012, 08:19 AM
  #53
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Originally Posted by midnighthighway    
nevermind.. was a bad fall but irrevelant to jumping.
You can still share :)
     
    04-19-2012, 01:02 PM
  #54
Foal
Ive fallen of jumping before but they were never thqat bad. My owrst fall, I would have to say was at home when I fell of because I was doing around the world bareback, and my pony decided to start gbucking and caring on when I was facing her tail..... I fell off and hit a huigr rock, and when completely numb from my lower back down.
     
    04-25-2012, 04:06 PM
  #55
Foal
My worse/best fall was off my mare, the first time I rode her at home after I bought her... or rather the first time I TRIED to get on her, I was getting on had my foot in the stirrup and swung my leg over... next thing I know is she's up in the air walking on her back legs, I came down hard and fast from about 10ft in the air... landing on my back... misaligned everything couldn't walk more than 30ft for like 2 months... but lucky the doctor gave me some very nice pain killers..... all the people told me it was like watching a circus act.. :3 if only they were filming!

Doesn't stop me riding... or falling off, like today I was viewing a pony to buy and basically I got on walked 10ft forward he spooked and bolted off toward a very solid wall.... so I gracefully dismounted whilst steering the poor scared thing away from the wall and me.... was thrown up against the wall whacked my back and my elbow... I whacked my funny bone so hard my hand when numb... luckily I didn't puke on anyone.... such a shame was a lovely little chap... just a little too spooky for a poor old cripple like me :)
     
    04-25-2012, 04:45 PM
  #56
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Originally Posted by PhelanVelvel    
I actually find this topic very interesting. It was founded on nonsense, and I know a lot of chiropractors employ pseudo-scientific ideas/dangerous practises, but I know people have benefited from some visits to a chiropractor. Is this placebo effect, or that some of them simply use physical therapy-type techniques that actually end up working? I feel like there's not enough information about them out there, I didn't realise it was such a pseudo-scientific practise. Quite scary. :[
You simply don't know what you are talking about.

The fact that chiropractic care works is undeniable, just like accupuncture and other alternative medical practices.

My injuries were severe. Conventional medicine did not do a ****ed thing about it. Chiropractic medicine got me walking without assistance in five days.

I've also known too many people whose improvements after good chriopractic care were too significant to dismiss and accept your statement.
     
    04-25-2012, 04:46 PM
  #57
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My jumping fall, back on Jan 27

     
    04-26-2012, 08:53 AM
  #58
Weanling
I won't include my #1 worst fall. Don't want to talk about it and not ready to.
But heres number 2

#2 : A little while after that riding in a warm up ring at a show ( I was still on crutches at this point too.... ) This show was to build my confidence back up on horses I LOVE showing. And some young girl (who I did know ) Went over a jump when my horse was on the other side she did not call the jump I went to say sorry ( even though she was in the wrong ) and this was all within seconds her horse got way to close to mine, and mine kicked and since I was facing the wrong way trying to apologize I was unbalanced and woooop off I go over my 17.1h horses head. Ilacerated (sp?) splean 3 day ICU, blood transfusions, and another 4 in hospital
     
    04-26-2012, 09:19 AM
  #59
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I've had three 'official' falls, now... (as in, both me and the horse fell, and not just me falling off, lol...)

First one: My mare Gypsie and I were riding down a hill on the side of the road at night. I had been up to my uncles and had found out that he and his son had been stealing my tack (halters, bridles, saddle-blankets, etc...). We had gotten into a large fight and I had taken my stuff, gotten on my horse, and was headed home. I probably had about thirty or more pounds of tack in my arms and couldn't hold the reins very well... My mare slipped and the bank we were riding on caved in with us and we went down and she rolled over my leg. I was fine, and I did get all my stuff back home and all locked up, but Gypsie ended up with a 'sprained' fetlock and was out of commission for a few weeks.


Second one: Same mare, Gypsie... and once again, we were riding on a hill. We'd trotted up the hill, and were slowing down to a walk (we had been in a very fast trot)... when she somehow got her legs tangled up and trotted/cantered down the hill trying to keep her balance. We fell near the base of the hill and rolled to a stop in a driveway. Gypsie skinned her shoulder up so badly that I had to call the vet out on an emergency basis and I had road-rash from the fall, but nothing worse. It took her over a month to heal up.

Third one: This one has been my most recent fall and the worst. I went riding in a group and took my gelding Dakota. My oldest younger cousin took her greenbroke mare, and said mare ran away with her. Dakota decided to bolt after the mare and refused to stop. He tried to take a ninety-degree angle turn from one road onto another at a full gallop and his hooves slid out from under him due to the gravel. He fell right on top of me and crushed me. He was barely injured at all (guess I cushioned his fall) but I spent several hours in the ER... I had to have my leg stitched up, had to have all sorts of x-ray's done, they thought I'd broken my chin-bone, my hand was all skinned up, and I'd dislocated my jaw... I was on crutches for about two weeks and wore ankle and leg braces for a few weeks longer because I could barely support my own weight... Even now, a few months later (this fall happened in February), I still can't ride much due to knee problems that my doctor's are trying to figure out what is wrong, because something didn't heal up correctly...

I now wear a helmet when riding.
     
    04-26-2012, 01:16 PM
  #60
Weanling
My Worst was When my friend was gone and his wife came riding with us on his horse. Well We got a ways from home and she got scared of his horse so I said I would ride it home she could ride mine mare. Well we went a ways and well this was my first time riding a english saddle. For some reason the horse lost it and went to bucking down a hill, I made it 4 or 5 bucks and over the top I went landed on my shoulder, and messed it up bad where it hurt for 6 weeks before I went to get it checked and in a sling.
     

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