OMG James I am so sorry! What was up with her taking off? Bad horsey
I don't know why she took off like that - my memories aren't 100% clear. My friend's horse had been acting a bit antsy, like he sensed some animal. Nova'd started out full of energy and wanting to go, go, go, but I thought she'd settled down ok, and she had been standing there a minute or so while we talked.
What my friend said is that I didn't actually come off until she started crow-hopping. I was trying to pull her back hard with the reins, just as the last time
I came off, so I'm wondering if there's something with the bit and/or her teeth that's causing her pain?
So sorry about the broken wrist - but I hope that back is ok. Bad backs bite.
Well, I wouldn't say ok, exactly, but it's a known thing. Happened before, just takes a bit of time & exercise to fix.
I agree about hospital staff being good to ride with. My friend is hospital admin (non-medical), most frequent company is an EMT, many others are hospital-related.