Hit my pelvis on the pommel going over a crossrail
I had my jumping lesson this morning and all went well during our flat warm up. I approach my first warm up crossrail at the trot and my form was terrible going over and my horse jumped it crooked and I ended up slamming my pelvis onto the pommel and corner of the saddle and **** near came off, but managed to stay on.
OMG this is so PAINFUL! I'm sitting at home with ice now, but my whole pelvic area and the top of my lady parts are just throbbing in pain. There is no cut and it's not bruising yet but it's super swollen.
Anyone else have this happen? Besides ice and advil, what can I do to take care of this?
I've been struggling with my crossrails over the last couple of months. I have a good ride one week and a bad ride the next. I wanted to do the crossrails class in an upcoming schooling show, but the way things have been going, I don't think I'll be ready. My trainer agrees that I won't be ready if my rides keep going like this.
I'm so frustrated...I want to be good at crossrails NOW. I know it's a mistake to be impatient with this stuff, but I am really angry that I haven't mastered it yet and that I still struggle with skills I feel I should be consistent with already.
I've been riding English for about a year and a half and started going over crossrails 8-9mths ago. I had one really great lesson where I did a 5 jump course, but after that I haven't had a solid ride with more than 2 jumps in a row.
Is this normal to have this many "off days"? How long should it take for me to be proficient at crossrails? Do I just need to be more patient?
Last edited by Whizzer; 05-25-2013 at 02:32 PM.