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  • Would a pellet pistol stop a dog attack if you are on a horse
  • Pelvic piece broke off

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    08-12-2012, 11:09 PM
  #11
Foal
I know! I broke off the very tip. My ortho doc (who also has horses) said if you really want to mess it up...let's put 3 screws to just put this little piece back, then you would have a whole heap of other problems. So basically a piece of my pelvis has broken off and just kind of out to the side. He released me to go back to work, and I asked him about riding. He said as long as I took it easy, it would be just fine. I have to admit...getting in the saddle today...I was nervous, but all that went away as soon as we started moving! It felt great. All I did today was walk and trot. I tried to lope for about 5-6 strides and it was too much!
     
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    08-12-2012, 11:23 PM
  #12
Foal
Figured I would mention this too since I thought it was funny! My mom had to drive me to my first appt with him. At the end he said okay no running, only walking. My mom peeps up and says and no horse riding either?? He said...well I am not going to tell her that, besides she probably wouldn't listen to me anyway!
I love the fact that he has horses too so he understands my crazy!! I did not ride though until really cleared. My hubby and mom would have beat me!!
     
    08-13-2012, 11:32 AM
  #13
Started
I am not sure what your laws/regulations are there but I carry a paintball gun with me when I ride now or a bb gun... and when a dog is coming at me and my horse aggressively I will shot at them. Eventually they will get the memo they are unwanted and go home and maybe there owners will realize there dogs are unwanted where ever they go by seeing the paint and will start to chain them up outside instead of letting them loose.
     
    08-13-2012, 07:04 PM
  #14
Green Broke
There's a few loose dogs along the back road we ride along to get to our trails and I've been told to feel free to kick the sh*t out of them until they leave if they come running at us. There's one shepherd that will jump up and bite riders if given the chance, and he's gotten some good kicks from riders. I wish the horses would do it for me..but I have no qualms about kicking a dog that's attacking me/my horse. If I had a pellet gun, I'd definitely take it with me and shoot.
While an owner might complain, I'll stand my ground and tell them I could've killed their dog for attacking me (not sure I would unless it just wouldn't stop, but regardless), and they're lucky I didn't let the dog bite me and take it to AC to be put down. While I love dogs, I have no tolerance for aggression, period.

Glad you're going to be okay, and you have a beautiful mare.
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    01-20-2013, 11:13 PM
  #15
Foal
Time for an update...It's been a while since I have been on here. Between work, kids, animals, and all other chores I never seem to find the time!
I still occasionally have pain in my pelvis where the piece broke off but not enough for the doc to surgically remove it. I'll have another xray in a few mos and see then. I am a bit worried that since the broken piece is still in there it may start to form adhesions, but the doc doesn't think it will. My ribs are pretty much always sore. I've talked to some ppl who have experienced broken ribs and they reported that it could take up to a yr to heal. I've been working out at the gym with a trainer so my body is pretty much always sore tho!
I am just so glad that it wasn't any worse.
I am back to riding full time *as weather permits* and my horses couldn't be doing any better...I am so happy!
     
    01-21-2013, 04:01 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Good for you! Keep on keeping on.
     
    01-21-2013, 04:12 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Glad you are back and doing as well as possible. I do have to say tho, if it were me, I would have shot them if possible. And if my dog was doing that to someone else I would expect them to do the same!
     
    01-23-2013, 02:30 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
if it were me, I would have shot them if possible. And if my dog was doing that to someone else I would expect them to do the same!
I agree...but I just couldn't. It's a kids dog and I wouldn't want someone doing the same to one of my girls dogs. My dogs learn from day one how to behave around horses.
I have encountered some dogs out and about since then and I always get nervous. I am not at all afraid or ashamed to hop off. I think its more of my issue than it is hers.
     
    01-25-2013, 02:16 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Well, I understand, good luck. Hope things get better.
     
    01-25-2013, 02:36 PM
  #20
Foal
Just read your first posts, what a horrible thing to happen, you've done well to heal from all that and I'm glad you're back riding.
It sounds like you might benefit from some chiropractic and myofascial treatment. I go regularly for both.
I wish I was a kid again and just bounced when I hit the ground....
Best wishes
Claire
     

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