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post #1 of 8 Old 09-13-2012, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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I fell off yesterday.

I was riding with my new equestrian friend. We had just arrived to a big, open, and flat pasture. She did some figure 8s and I wanted to have a go at some light cantering. At first, Scotch fought me, so I stopped him, made him bend a few times, and tried again. He took off in an explosive gallop. Bucked once and lost my balance a little, but kept my seat for the most part. Bucked again and threw me forward. A third time and over his shoulder I went and he only sped up. As soon as I realized there was no saving myself I pushed on his shoulder and let myself drop. I landed directly on my face, then my shoulder and slammed my already sore knee. (My friend backed her horse into my right knee about ten to fifteen minutes prior.)

I imagine it was a mixture of not doing much heavy work before this and him finally feeling really good after regaining all his weight. He does fine at a trot, but he always gives a little buck when we go any faster. I've been trying to fix this, but I don't bother with it much considering the limited canter-friendly locations. This time I was just taken off guard a little more-so than usual and couldn't keep my seat.

Invariably, I asked how my horse was doing and where he'd run off to. Jerk didn't even stick around. He went back across the road and stopped. (Don't worry, it's a back-road not many use and the ones who do drive slow because there's a few equestrians in the area.) My friend checked on how responsive I was and took off back up the hill to get her car, Scotch followed. She was back in a giffy.

Obviously, I feel like crap. I have a scrape on my face (I landed on grass, so yay), a pretty sore shoulder, a bruised thigh, and a knee that doesn't want to be used. Hopefully work doesn't suck too badly tomorrow.

Hopefully my concussion will be gone by tomorrow.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-13-2012, 07:48 PM
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Ouch. I hope you feel better soon!! Soaking in epsom salts may help with any sore muscles.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-13-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Puddintat View Post
Ouch. I hope you feel better soon!! Soaking in epsom salts may help with any sore muscles.
Thank you!
Ahh, I wish I could, but no bathtub to do so. :(

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-13-2012, 10:17 PM
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Awww man! Wish you were closer, I would invite you over to soak in the hot tub. Rest up properly, then ride the tar of that knot head.
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-13-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'm glad that after tomorrow, I have the weekend off. I'm sure I'm going to want to die while at work.

So much for paying two months boarding this week...

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-21-2012, 04:13 PM
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Sorry you got hurt. Hitting the dirt hurts so bad.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-21-2012, 04:52 PM
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concussion? have you been examined?
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-21-2012, 05:24 PM
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If you lost consciousness even momentarily your need to be examined and immediately. Don't want you running about with a brain bleed.
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