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- But heck we both survived, the thing that gets me though, two weeks before Ben had bucked me off when I was trying to get my first canter on him, full face plant into the arena dirt, narrowly missing the fence, broke the peak of of my cap, gave me a couple of black eyes and a face rash, but I got straight back on and rode him again. Get thrown off at a stand still and do a huge number on myself. Go figure
- My Chiropractor/acupuncture guy eventually got me straight, the health service provided Physiotherapy to get me 'serviceably functional' for which I was extremely grateful, but I wanted more. A combination of sticking great needles into the joint, and passive manipulation, and yes, yes it is as painful as it sounds, got me so much more movement in my shoulder, it is great, still droops a little, hence the bra strap wandering constantly, but I am so pleased to get this much back. Yes, I thought yours were a scarier bunch of injuries, and I don't want to get political about it, but having been born in the UK and now living in Canada, I am so so pleased with 'socialized health care' The more I read about peoples fights with hospitals and insurance companies the scarier your system sounds.
- Hmm....maybe not worse...just different. The major difference was the Canadian Health Service kept you in the hospital .where here the insurance companies kick us out ASAP! Ready or not. My toll was cracked C1 and C2...Fractured transverse process on T1...broken sternum, R lung collapsed, L lung partially. Flail chest on the right with 7 broken ribs. Lacerated kidney, bruised adrenal gland and screwed up shoulder on the R. Because of the flail chest, they didn't want to mess with the shoulder. It droops and it's slightly frozen. I have a permanently misshapen chest. I get exhausted quickly. With all that, they only kept me in hospital for 9 days. I'm sure if I lived in Canada, I would have been in a lot longer. My shoulder and face looked like I'd been 5 rounds with a boxer! Blunt force trauma almost killed me. Jim says I'm not the same...and I think he's right. Sometimes when you get bashed around at an older age, all you can really hope for is life. I'll take it!
- WOW I just finished the thread. Such honesty!! Isn't it wonderful to get on and not be apprehensive? I should have realized that even though I could "handle" Big, I could never totally relax on him. My mind had to stay one step ahead of his and I had to be prepared at all times for him to act up. Bill (Iridehorses) told me to sell the "piece of **** and get myself a decent horse...and I thought he was nuts. Big had never done anything dangerous. Even Bill came to agree that he was perfect for me. As I remember he said that about a month before Big almost killed me! LOL I thought I had a tough wreck but you were in hospital MUCH longer and needed surgery on your shoulder? I'm SO glad you have Gibbs!
- I too am slightly lopsided. The side that got it worst never completely uncrumpled and I have one bra strap that ALWAYS slides off...I sit up straight and still look like I'm slouched to the side. My shoulder will never be right. But that's minor. It's not like I'm doing ballet!
- Unfortunately, no. I have real breathing issues because of scar tissue and adhesions in my lungs. It affects my stamina and it doesn't take much to exhaust me. My rides are short and usually slow! Blossom likes that! LOL I'm totally enjoying her.
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Not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.
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- Golden Horse liked post by WSArabians On thread : Someone dropped a mare off in my pasture!!Seriously, honey... I don't know. She came with papers and all?! And she can be a little hard to catch, so I guess she just has to stay... :lol: That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Seriously...Liked On: Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 07:22 PMGolden Horse liked post by smrobs On thread : A pain in the...But you are supposed to sit on your seat bones when you ride western. It's virtually impossible to maintain a balanced seat if you aren't. Ideally, because of the shape of a western saddle, your...Liked On: Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Posted On: 08-31-2014, 10:09 PMGolden Horse liked post by smrobs On thread : Unfortunate DilemmaI agree with GH. He's unsuitable and completely unhappy doing what you are asking, it's time for him to find a new job. Forget about his size for a second and talk to me about his temperament. ...Liked On: Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 06:08 PMGolden Horse liked post by Starcailer On thread : Horse Name?Might seem out there, but what about "Holding it Together" since an "obi" in Japanese is the sash that holds the kimono up?Liked On: Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 05:42 PMGolden Horse liked post by SlideStop On thread : Yay or nayy?Awesome photo, but it could have done with out the cigarette analogy. :wink: Posted via Mobile DeviceLiked On: Yesterday, 04:08 PM
Posted On: 08-13-2014, 03:41 PMNear Rogate, West Sussex. I really like the course and have schooled there a few times. I'm taking my TB next week. We did have a good day.Liked On: Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 02:17 PMAll in German, but the only German I speak is horse German :lol: I've lived out here long enough to have a good understanding of all the basics, but I am going to play translator when my...Liked On: Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 01:06 PMYesterday was brilliant I turned up to tack up before, and was told I'd be riding the haflinger that a child was currently on. I did have a moment of "oh poop" because I haven't ridden anything...Liked On: Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 02:21 AMI've not ridden since my accident in January, save for Dubai a couple of weekends ago. Well, my boyfriend wants to have an aim and learn a new skill.. and wants to learn how to ride. I found a...Liked On: Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Posted On: 08-28-2014, 04:46 AMProf pics:D http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn267/Pidham/Facebook/Hatties%20first%20ODE%20at%20Fair%20Oak/10644927_10152282388136053_3295056184987061365_n.jpg...Liked On: Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Posted On: Yesterday, 01:30 PMWe got 36.7 in the dressage but all our arena were marked pretty hard:-| I have to admit to being a tad disappointed with the comments. Then in the show jumping we unfortunately knocked a...Liked On: Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Posted On: 08-30-2014, 02:44 PMGolden Horse liked post by ArabLuver On thread : Hello fellow plus sized riders, introduce yourself hereThanks so much Golden! I am currently looking at a 14h Arabian mare who is stout and slightly on the chunky side. I am so ready to get back into riding!Liked On: 08-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Posted On: 08-27-2014, 07:35 PMGolden Horse liked post by budley95 On thread : Neck reining- the good, the bad, the unfairAs someone that's only ever ridden English I think we tend to have big slow maturing breeds for dressage, i.e.warmbloods - my friends didn't stop growing until he was 8 and still had a "baby brain"...Liked On: 08-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Posted On: 08-28-2014, 09:56 AMGolden Horse liked post by nikelodeon79 On thread : Adventures of a re-rider: breaking through the fearI've been neglecting my journal! In this case, no news is good news. Striker and I have been doing great. Summer has been busy, but I've been getting out to ride around 2x per week. Tonight...Liked On: 08-28-2014, 02:56 AM
Posted On: 08-27-2014, 10:59 PMGolden Horse liked post by SeaBreezy On thread : Getting a horse to be less spooky in generalI think it's important to keep in mind that every horse is different and responds differently to stimuli. Gauging how your horse reacts to 'scary' situations is vital. This is why in my earlier...Liked On: 08-28-2014, 02:12 AM
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