Not a very good ride Friday. Well, the first half was nice, out about 3 miles through woods & meadows. Then we decided to stop for a break (right
). Horses were standing nicely, so I start to dismount, and am halfway off when BOOM! She takes off at a run. I stay on for maybe a dozen strides, trying to stop her and/or regain my seat, before I came off.
Landed off-balance, bruised butt, tweaked back, and what I thought was a badly-sprained wrist. So my friend catches Nova about half a mile down the meadow, and I hike the couple miles back to the trailer. Got back to friend's place, put horses away, wrist is pretty swollen, so friend takes me to ER, and yes, it's broken. So I guess that's it for riding this year
Interesting coincidence: the ER nurse was one of our occasional riding buddies, so at least had something to talk about.