05-06-2012, 11:21 AM
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After this pregnancy is over I am definitely looking into getting a chiropractor. I had a riding accident when I was 16 back in 2007 where Beau took a sharp, unexpected turn and I was thrown from his back at a full out gallop. I landed actually on my head/neck (thank god I was wearing a helmet) and flipped over and slammed my left side into a fallen tree. To this day I am convinced I at least cracked one or two ribs and I definitely have back and hip injuries from it. Chronic back pain sucks.
I definitely should have seen a doctor.. but what did I do? Limped back to the barn after I could move/walk again, collected Beau from the barn aisleway where he was waiting for me, he helped me walk into the arena with my arm over his neck and I hopped back on and rode for another hour.
Interestingly enough, I had no pain at all while riding even though I couldn't walk for about 3 days afterward due to the hip injury. :P
On a side note.. trying to jump onto a horse bareback from a wooden beam on the ground that is only about 7 inches tall.. is not a good idea after rib injuries x_x I miscalculated and slammed my ribs off his withers and let me tell you that was excruciatingly painful. At one point when I was sitting on him, I leaned down to hug his neck and couldn't get back up because of the pain in my ribs. Bless his heart, I think he realized my predicament and actually lifted his head and neck up and helped push me back into a sitting position.