Hello all! Long time no update. It has been raining constantly here in Mississippi I feel like, and on the few days it is dry enough to ride I have been stuck in with school work. Got Drift over a major case of thrush in one foot, which was quite a chore. He is still healing from it but doing loads better.
Decided to go on a short 30 minute ride Sunday. Had an accident :/. We were going for a nice easy lope with a friend and Drifter was doing great. I asked him to open up a litlte when we came to a field and the base of a hill I sometimes like to let him run up. Some birds flew up from the tall grass next to us and my friend's horse spooked and bolted. Drifter and I were riding up on a small ditch we always jump, so I got up in 2 point expecting him to clear it. Well because my friends horse bolted he spooked and gave a pretty good "holy crap" buck! I ended up flying over his head. I flipped over his neck and head and landed right in front of him. It was a pretty hard fall. We were really booking it at the time.
He is a saint! Though! As soon as I came out of the saddle he slammed on the brakes and came to a dead stop. I landed on my shoulder right in front of him, if he would have kept running he would have ran over me. I was so proud of him!! My friend had trouble regaining her horse and coming back to my aid and since I had knocked the breath out of myself all I could do was lay on the ground and try to get my breath back once I had crawled to the side so I was no longer directly in front of Drift. He was SO GOOD. Did not move a muscle for the entire 10 minutes I was on the ground until my friend rode back up. Even then he didn't move, but she had a hold of his reins for me just in case.
Thankfully I had on my helmet and managed to protect my head as I fell. Sadly I had an AC joint separation on my shoulder and a fractured humerus. No riding for 6-8 weeks, and probably longer due to the shoulder injury. No surgery required though! Which is a blessing. Things could have been a lot worse. As it is my entire left side is black and blue, but at least I am still breathing.
It just goes to show you never know when something will happen. I already miss riding. Don't know how I am going to survive until almost May!
Bad things come in 3's as my grandma used to say! Drifter was due for another injury (i swear he gets them like clockwork. What is with this guy). He was playing around in the pasture this morning and fell on his face. BO called me and said he fractured a tooth and it seems to be swelling and causing him pain so I am going to meet the vets out there this afternoon in the next few hours. Wish us luck! We are an accident prone pair it would seem :/
And of course updated pics of the happy guy:) 35444_10152575956370058_28617225_n.jpg 644750_10152576609050058_248110259_n.jpg