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CLaPorte432 09-07-2013 09:04 PM

had a severe fall tonight. we got lucky.
 
Had a speed show tonight. everything was going great, ran great times in the first 2 events. placed 3rd in speed and actions.

poles was up next. i run about halfway through a list of 25 riders. I was riding Nutmeg and we took off for the run down, he was setting me up great, then all of a sudden im staring at the ground and his front end is going down. down. down. down. he hit the deepest part of the pocket, tripped and couldnt regain his balance. i fell off to the right, tucked and rolled. as im rolling, i can see Nutmeg. hes fully over, on his back, in the saddle. and his neck is stuck...all the way around to the saddle. he is literally bent in half at the neck.

freaking freaked me out!

i jumped to my feet immediately. i thought his legs were wrapped up in the reins so i was trying to get over to him. i jumped infront of him, and he was already on his way up. so he stands up, and is in shock. im quickly undoing the bridle, holding him by his tiedown, undoing the saddle to get him air. im remaining calm, hes up, hes alive, and nothing seems broken.

ill never forget the sight of him completely on his back, neck bent in half. stuck.

i feel horrible.

Nut did so good, was licking his lips, calm and looking at me for what i wanted next.

people came from all over, my mom reaches up and helps unsaddle him the rest of the way. i am checking him all over. his neck, shoulder and possibly his hip are out and he needs an emergency adjustment from the chiropractor.

we get back to the trailer, and people surround us asking if we are okay.

im okay. im sore. i wasnt at first, adrenaline was pumping, but the more i sit here, the worse i get. i cant imagine how he is feeling. I feel so bad. it wasnt my fault, he just tripped and went over. but i still feel horrible.

he has a few cuts and some deeper gashes on his back leg. but overall, hes drinking, eating and overall okay.

calling the chiropractor out asap for him. tomorrow if possible. sunday. monday, whenever he can get out to us.

there were a few people that came up to me and said they were extremely impressed with how i handled the accident. jumping right up and getting to him for help. lots of pats on the back, but i still feel horrible. :'( :'( :'( :'(
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redpony 09-07-2013 09:14 PM

Wow! Super scary, glad that you both seem ok!
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AQHSam 09-07-2013 09:16 PM

wow. how scary! congrats on your cool wits.

Golden Horse 09-07-2013 09:54 PM

Glad you are both up and moving, the sight of him with his head like that will be difficult to get rid of, so scary.

waresbear 09-07-2013 10:00 PM

Close call and nothing serious happened. Phew!

Le007 09-07-2013 10:05 PM

Happy to hear you both survived. Thank goodness it was not worse. Sounds like you did the very best you could have done.

pbeebs 09-07-2013 10:06 PM

So glad you're both okay, what an awful situation! You handled it great by the sounds of it, would have probably been passed out myself. Hope the chiropractor goes smoothly for yall.

Northernstar 09-07-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Le007 (Post 3576954)
Happy to hear you both survived. Thank goodness it was not worse. Sounds like you did the very best you could have done.

This, and I'll bet you're reaching for the Motrin by now! I know you'll watch your boy like a hawk the next few days - so glad he wasn't injured :)

CLaPorte432 09-07-2013 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Northernstar (Post 3577010)
This, and I'll bet you're reaching for the Motrin by now! I know you'll watch your boy like a hawk the next few days - so glad he wasn't injured :)

Alive actually. LoL.I pulled my tricep somehow.its quite sore and stiff now. Perhaps he hit it with is leg or hoof somehow.

It all happened so fasI don't even remember how I landed.
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DancingArabian 09-07-2013 10:21 PM

Wow I'm glad you are both okay!!

Any idea what happened and what made him stuck?
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