Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
WooHoo, had my first little mishap today. Like my dad said, you can't drive a new car and not get a ding in it so now I am officially broke in LOL. Just got back from the ER where I got my first stitches ever. Saddled a different horse today and found out that she is a bucker. She saddled fine but when I asked her to move, she did her best saddle bronc imitation and shouldered right into me. Down I went but fortunately, my forehead broke my fall against the pipe panel. I jumped right back up to keep from getting stepped on but soon realized that I couldn't see cause everything was red and that's when I noticed that my forehead was gushing blood. So into the house I came to grab a towel to try to stop the bleeding. So as soon as I grabbed a towel and rinsed the blood out of my eyes so that I could see, I headed back out to finish what I started. I finally got her trotting some circles around me without trying to buck and I went ahead and tied her head around to one side. Then I came in and sat down with the towel on my forehead. About that time, my Dad got home and was all set to play nurse for me when I went to the bathroom and actually looked at it. It was about 2 inches long and probably a half inch wide between my right eyebrow and my hairline and it was all the way down to bone :(. I don't mind having a scar but I didn't really want one that big so I opted to go get stitches instead of just taping it closed. So here I am with 6 stitches and a numb head and that mare is out with her head tied around again. I don't know if I will have a chance to ride her today or not, I have a dinner to go to this evening and I really need to wash all the blood and iodine out of my hair before I go. LOL. On a good note, DoSiDo is doing really well, he is a whole different horse now and doesn't try to spook as much.
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