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post #11 of 23 Old 10-28-2010, 04:21 AM
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wow!Glad the hear that she is okay. How horrible would that be! Glad that she is able to do what she loves still. She is a trooper.
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-28-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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What gets me is that most people consider dressage to be so tame and safe. Not this time :(

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post #13 of 23 Old 10-28-2010, 09:44 PM
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That's horrifying, and I'm amazed she could move at all with that kind of injury!
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post #14 of 23 Old 10-29-2010, 01:19 AM
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It had to have been a 'clean break' so to speak; if her spinal cord had been touched at all, or damaged, she would not have been able to move at all. What a scary thing to happen though!

We had a friend who had a similar thing happen years ago, only her neck wasn't broken all the way through...her horse had spooked, and thrown her off, and she was able to get up and walk the length of her driveway back up to her house...she said she knew it was broken, before she even got to the hospital! I can't imagine what an injury like that would be like...I have compression fractures in my back, and that is bad enough at times!

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post #15 of 23 Old 10-31-2010, 05:36 AM
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That actually made me feel sick. Im so glad she's ok, it could have been so much worse!

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post #16 of 23 Old 11-01-2010, 04:54 AM
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Wow. How scary and how lucky she is to have survived that. Wonder if she was wearing a helmet.
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Hopefully she was, or she may have had head injuries too - no helmet would be able to have helped prevent her neck injury though.

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post #17 of 23 Old 11-03-2010, 02:32 AM
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I read this a lot earlier today, but I have not been able to lose the image of me picking up my neck. My rational mind knows that this could happen while crossing the road, or driving a car, but the image is so gross it has stuck with me.
I am so glad that this rider has made a recovery. She is very lucky.
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-05-2010, 02:40 AM
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ick ick ick and ick and cant imagine it! I dont WANT to imagine it!

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post #19 of 23 Old 11-08-2010, 09:06 AM
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Blaaaah, my stomach turned at the mental image that article gave me. Bleck. Glad that she is okay though.

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post #20 of 23 Old 11-15-2010, 08:17 PM
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Oh wow. That is crazy! It makes my neck feel weird just by reading that!
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