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howrsegirl123 05-02-2013 08:01 PM

Fall from horse-am I okay?
So I fell off my horse for the second time today. We were trail riding, he spooked at something, then he whirled around, let out a few bucks, and off I went. I landed on my right side. Thankfully, I got right up and was pretty much okay. Nothing hurts too bad right now, no broken bones or anything. My neck is a little stuff when I turn it to the right, and I have a headache. I had a bit of a sinus headache coming on beforehand, and right now it feels like a bad sinus headache. My vision and everything is fine...should I be concerned? I'm thinking it may just be from the impact, because my head did not hit the ground.
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toto 05-02-2013 08:08 PM

Maybe youve got whiplash?

franknbeans 05-02-2013 08:10 PM

I hate to sound rude, but seriously? How would you expect anonymous people over the internet who do not know you, cannot see you to tell you this? If you are worried, see a doctor.

Wild Heart 05-02-2013 10:08 PM

Could be something as minor as whiplash or a strained muscle but it could also be something pretty serious.
Play it safe and take a trip to the doctors.

No one here, or on the internet can evaluate your physical condition. We can take guesses but I'd rather hear the "You'll be fine" from a doctor and not from a stranger on the web.

Sharpie 05-02-2013 10:22 PM

See your doctor. I landed on my head and don't remember most of the day the last time I came off... the only issue I would have thought I had the next day was a headache, don't ever remember hitting my head, which is very common with concussions. Maybe you're fine, but your brain is pretty important, so I'd have it checked out.

kambrielle 05-06-2013 03:02 PM

Yes! See your doctor just in case! I fell off a couple months ago, felt fine afterwards, didn't realize I had hit my head, and ended up having a concussion. The symptoms didn't kick in for an hour or two afterwards. Hope it doesn't come to that!!!

BarrelracingArabian 05-06-2013 03:08 PM

Another see your dr. Nobody here can tell you for sure. I fell off and landed arm extended never went to the dr but I'm sure I fractured it I just put my old brace on and lied so my mom wouldn't get mad about my ever growing X-ray list lol. However that is the wrong thing to do I now have on going sharp pains from continuing to use it and not seeing the dr.

Palomine 05-06-2013 08:49 PM

After trip to ER/Doctor?

You need to seriously rethink trail riding until you work on your balance issues, and the holes in horse's training and yours too.

Coming off 2 times in one day does not bode well for your level of expertise, and is a good indication that you have no business being on trails yet.

QOS 05-07-2013 05:58 PM

never hurts to have it checked out. Better safe than sorry.

How often have you come off of this horse? Every time you hit the ground is a potential for life threatening injuries. Hate to be so pessimistic - but I am right now recovering from back surgery. 3 weeks ago I was in an ICU which bites. Not necessarily from coming off of my horse but it dang sure didn't help my issue. I pitched over my horse last year. He didn't throw me. Landed flat on my back.

Even as young as you are - you will one day NOT be young and all of the stuff you do to yourself NOW will come back to haunt you!:shock: I am looking at maybe just MAYBE being able to ride by July and my horse is a total sweetheart.

If he is spooky and turns and bucks he doesn't need to be on the trails yet. More ground work and lots of wet saddle pads. Hope it gets better but if your headache isn't better soon tell your mom. A trip to the ER might be in your best interest.

BarrelracingArabian 05-07-2013 07:09 PM

I agree with QOS. I am 18 an have back,knee,elbow and wrist issues all relate to injuries. You don't want to guess if you are ok

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