My worst fall was a pretty scary one.
I don't remember much of it, but from what witnesses say was that I was cantering around a corner on my horse and he tripped, wasn't able to catch himself and fell to the ground. All I remember was seeing the ground coming toward me and thinking, on the ground, "Oh my god. Is Audi (my horse) ok?!" Apparently, I stood up almost right away. My friend's mother came over, as my mom was running back to the ring from the barn, and she asked me if Audi fell on my leg. I said, "Yes, but he rolled off." (I don't remember this at all!!) However, I do remember the next part. I looked over toward my horse, still on the ground, and watched him to see if he was ok (I didn't approach because I was still in shock/wasn't thinking straight). He stood up on his own and as soon as he saw me, came straight to me. And I went straight to him. All I can remember from this part was that I kept petting his face and saying, "It's ok. It's ok."
I went to the hospital, got a cat-scan, but there wasn't any brain damage whatsoever. I got a mild concussion but that was it. Don't worry, Audi was completely fine. When I came to see him the next day, I called his name and he came galloping over to me from the pasture. 2 weeks later when I was cleared to ride, he and I went to a local horse show. lol If anything, he and I bonded quite a bit from the experience. It's also the only time I've fallen off my horse (I've fallen off of plenty of other horses though!).
But, hey, we're both more bonded than ever. :)
together since summer 2010
Last edited by Audacious14; 02-10-2013 at 09:55 PM.