scarey riding experience
The ride was going wonderful, I felt good in the saddle and the horses were behaving pretty good, just a good time. They have been logging behind our place so we rode to see what the land looked like, what a difference.At one spot they had a small log pile across the road so we decided to go up an embankment that had scattered logs.Jim walked his horse up but I rode my up.The horses were alittle spooky about the machinery and all the log piles along the road but got over it and on the way back just gave a cautious look. We were back at the embankment, hubby rode down and I thought crap, Im getting off and letting my horse venture it on his own, I hooked his reins on the horn and led him the top.He didnt want to go down. Then he tried to go down another way, I knew he'd get hurt so I backed him up and while I did he stepped and pushed a log trapping my leg(I am off the horse) as soon as he got to the top I got out safely but was scared(have only a small bruise)so hubby says come hold my horse and I'll get yours down.He started leading him down the path and turned towards him just as Butler decided to jump, the reins went limp and Jim lost his balance falling onto his back and Butler landed front feet right on Jim! The horse went by me I tied Jims off real quick and Jim was growning I said are you alright and he said get the cell phone.Im thinking OMG please let him be OK. He was breathing but was hurting. I called the house and told my son to go to the neighbors and get the key to the gate(we have one to maintain our spring)but when they got to the gate the logging outfit changed the lock, so they hoofed it to us.But the 20 minutes it took I was so scared, Jim was rambling, couldnt figure things out, not making sense and I was crying, telling him not to get up.In the mean time Butler wandered off and Chanee was freaking out so I untied him, then both of the idiots started walking down the road.I ran as fast as I could to catch Chanee and Butler kept going.Called the house to have my youngest son walk up the road incase he made it that far.He ended up coming back.Justin and our neighbor came and helped Jim up and he seemed fine except he made no sense when talking.He must of asked me 20 times if I saw what happened.He made the mile walk out and the other neighbor was there waiting in his truck.One went back up to get our truck at the gate and I rode Chanee and pulled Butler home, hubby refused to go to the hospital(we have no medical on him-thats changing)he seemed to be getting his memory back and the hurt started.He got a hoof to his gut and his back and his foot.He feels sore all over.It was the worst experience of my life to date! He had a real restless night and I slept w/ one eye open watching and listening to him. He's pretty beat up but manage to get outdoors today. I always bitch that he brings his phone, never again!!!!
The grass may be greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.