Not particularly injurious compared to some of the ones mentioned above but...
Second week after I bought Brock I'd been doing arena work and decided he was ready to go out for a hack in the park with a friend. Now this park has been used for riding since the early days, it has a horse track that takes about an hour to get round at the walk. The park also has a bike and walking tracks, roads and sports fields, so a bit of a sensory overload but Brock had seemed pretty switched off up to this point and I'd asked him to do some things to test his spookability and he'd not thrown a hissy fit. And he wasn't bothered by roads. So I saddled him, lunged him and we headed out.
He was fine crossing the busy intersection but getting into the park he started pigrooting - nothing major and I rode him forward and through it, but it was on the pavers and with big concrete benches around so not much fun. Out on the sand track he started to spot other horses and tense up - he was holding his neck high and arched and was tense in the back and striding very forward at the walk but had at least stopped pigrooting and we kept going.
Got about 1/3 way through and BANG! The biggest buck I've ever had, I was catapulted from the saddle, landed head first and my helmet came off. Brock ran a few paces before coming back to my friend.
I was out of it for about 15 seconds, came around and was really disoriented and winded. A passing cyclist helped me up, I grabbed Brock and decided to head back. I couldn't remount as my legs were all wobbly and I was having enough trouble standing.
He was a nightmare going back, had to circle him every few metres and he stretched his new bridle. My arm and shoulder were pretty stretched too.
Anyway, got back, untacked and put him away. Went and sat in the tackroom and started to pull my boots off - turned out my big toe had broken coming out of the stirrup, so I bandaged it and put a cold bottle of drink against it. Then I started to see spots and get really confused and dizzy. Ended up sleeping a few hours on a lounge. My neck was out for a few days but I made myself walk on the toe to stop it stiffening and it healed up ok. Replaced my helmet, of course.
Edit: Ha, just realised this was in the jump forum, was wondering why everyone else's were jump related. Well, I guess he left the ground so does that count?
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