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post #41 of 47 Old 12-31-2011, 09:50 AM
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Well, I was sitting on my horse bareback, we were just standing, not going anywhere when I wanted to bend over and hug his neck while I sat on him, so I bend over, and hug his neck just as he bent down to eat some grass, I flipped off his neck, and face planted into the ground, and surprise surprise, broke my nose. It was a real winner.

Another time I was at a camp, staring into the mirror and fixing my hair, finally when I am done, I turn around and smash my head so hard into a tile pillar I got a minor concussion... I have never done something so stupid...

Oh, one more My brother was sitting in my room, and we were kinda fighting, finally he lays down on my bed (it was on the floor at that time) and I decided to kick him, he blocks my kick by sticking his leg in the way, so I end up kicking his shin, and breaking 3 toes. Mom refused to pitty me, she said it was my fault...
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post #42 of 47 Old 12-31-2011, 04:02 PM
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A friend of mine tripped over a sweeping brush & shattered his elbow, that was one of the best I'd heard!

Once I'd fallen off a 16.3h horse on a trail ride, I was about 5ft3 at the time too so it was near impossible to get back on from the ground! So one of my friends dismounted to give me a leg up & another rode up on the opposite side to pull me up. With the combined force I flew right over the saddle & slammed down in between the two horses!! It was the FUNNIEST thing that's happened to me in years! Me & my friends are still in stitches everytime we talk about it I wasn't injured except a very sore stomach from laughing so hard!

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post #43 of 47 Old 01-01-2012, 01:24 PM
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I've had a coupld of horse related injuries. My first one was my own fault completely. I was riding my very first horse - I bought him at an auction (stupid, I know). I knew nothing about horses, but something about him caught my fancy, and I felt sorry for him because no one was bidding. I bought him for $125. He was two years old and green broke. A bigger sweetie there never was. Only problem with him - he was a major dead head. That was fine with me - I'm no speed demon - especially since I really didn't know how to ride, anyway.

DH decided I needed to ride him with spurs, just to get him to be a little more responsive. Oh brother. We were riding out of the driveway when my horse, Snoopy, shied a little from a truck pulling an empty flatbed trailer down the road in front of us. When Snoopy jumped, I instinctively tightened my legs, and accidentally gigged him with the spurs (blunts, honestly). Snoopy jumped forward, then backward away from the trailer. I honestly did not fall off. I did come out of the saddle and land tailbone first on the saddle horn, then tipped forward onto his neck. Fortunately, his big spook (really wasn't that big, and he was NOT normally spooky) was over, and DH grabbed my shoulder and helped haul be backward into the saddle.

We continued our ride unfazed - Snoopy was his normal happy self - more responsive when asked to move out due to the spurs and the ride was really enjoyable...for about half an hour. By then I realized that something was seriously wrong. A trip to the doctor the next day confirmed a broken tail bone. Not fun - especially when my baby daughter was burned two days after that and spent a month in the hospital. She wouldn't settle down unless I was holding her, and sitting in those plastic hospital rocking chairs was AGONY!

My second injury is the one I am currently famous for - since it happened in front of about 20 other riders. I took Dancer on her first ever trail ride back in June. She got tired, being out of shape and carrying my immensely fat backside up and down the ravines. I decided that I would dismount and let her rest for a while - the other riders could complete the loop they were on and we'd meet back up when they came back around. Note to self: do NOT dismount a horse on a slope. I slid out of the saddle, and twisted my right knee a bit. Not serious, but it hurt.

When the group circled back around, I decided to remount Dancer and ride the rest of the way back out. She's 15HH, and I'm only 5'1", so I can't mount her without a really tall mounting block. My fat body is so out of shape, I can't even use a standard mounting block. I decided to run Dancer down into a ravine and use the bank as a mounting block. Dancer shifted just a tad as I was getting on - not normally a problem. However, just about that time the bank gave way, and I fell right up underneath her. I broke my left foot, and REALLY sprained my right knee. And felt like an idiot.

I am only just now able to walk without pain. I even gained 15 of the 40 pounds I lost back because I couldn't get around very well. Now it's back on the program to lose 150 pounds - for which Dancer will be eternally grateful, I'm sure!

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post #44 of 47 Old 01-02-2012, 10:42 AM
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I've been pretty lucky when it comes to injuries and horses, and I haven't had too many. This one, though... I'm pretty embarrassed to share:

I was wandering through a paddock in the mid-day (it wasn't even dark, which makes this even worse), looking for my horse and not paying too much attention to what was in front of me. WHAM! I hit something extremely big and solid.

I'm still not sure who was more startled -- me or my horse. Luckily, all I had to show for this mishap was a swollen, bloody lip after I bit myself.
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post #45 of 47 Old 01-12-2012, 01:01 AM
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^thanks for the giggle lol!!!
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post #46 of 47 Old 01-12-2012, 01:24 AM
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I've been riding well over 20 years now and the ONLY real injury I received was over a stupid spook. I was riding this uber phenomenal horse who was trained to 4th level dressage and was having the most amazing lesson on him. Just as I was cantering him down the diagonal to ask for a lean change, he suddenly spooked out of nowhere. Nothing dramatic, but it was enough to unseat me. I went straight to the ground and in my effort to protect my already damaged right knee (old rugby injury), I landed full force onto my left knee. I had searing pain through my entire left leg/hip. After lying there for a moment, I was able to get onto my feet and barely hobble on one leg back to the barn. My trainer was in the process of catching the horse when I went to inspect the damage. Just as I went to straighten my left leg, I felt a very loud THUNK and felt with my thumb, my kneecap reducing back into place. Turns out I had dislocated my kneecap. I taped it as I had learned in PT school and got back on the horse to finish my lesson.

3 weeks later, I was still limping aroung a lot and eventually went in for an x-ray. Turns out I had also fractured the underside of my kneecap and wound up on crutches for 4 weeks and in an immobilizer for another 2 weeks.

Here are a few pics I took of my left knee 4 days after the accident. The bruising on the medial side was where the fracture occured even though I landed on the other side of my knee, thus dislocating it medially ( a very rare way to dislocate your kneecap).
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post #47 of 47 Old 01-12-2012, 06:44 AM
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That looks painful! I went through DH's knee replacement surgery,& I tell you-I'm really careful of my knees now.
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