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post #11 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 01:42 AM
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I'm glad your ok! Please do get checked out by a doctor. I always have my aunt with me when i'm hanging out with my horse friends.

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post #12 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 02:02 AM
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What a scary experience. I have not been kicked in a very long time, but I know it can happen to anyone, any time. Glad you lived to remind us of that.
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post #13 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 07:02 AM
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get checked out by a doctor blunt force trauma to the chest can cause heart thumps which are an irregular beat to your heart, which is badness. I would also evaluate the situation and say never ever put yourself in a situation similar to that again.
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post #14 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 07:51 AM
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I hope you are feeling a bit better, but please go get checked by a doctor. Chest and rib injuries can be very painful. Years ago I was kicked in the chest by a colt foal, and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. They did xrays but nothing appeared... 8 years later I still have a lump on my left side and can not lie on it for a prolonged period of time... both my pregnancies were horrific with the pain. Get checked out, even if you don't feel anything now, it could come back to haunt you down the line.

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post #15 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I will be going to the doc this afternoon. But I am also thinking it is time to get that colt back into the round pen for some strong refresher lessons! I don't ever want that happening again, even though I think I was partly to blame I also don't want to make excuses for him, and I want him to get it that he is NEVER allowed to turn his butt towards anyone!
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post #16 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 12:39 PM
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Yikes scary, just shows how quick it all goes wrong. Hope you are OK
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post #17 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 03:07 PM
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Thanks, I will be going to the doc this afternoon. But I am also thinking it is time to get that colt back into the round pen for some strong refresher lessons! I don't ever want that happening again, even though I think I was partly to blame I also don't want to make excuses for him, and I want him to get it that he is NEVER allowed to turn his butt towards anyone!
That is a very good idea.

From day one, the first thing I will teach a horse is to yield their hindquarters. That way, if you ever get into trouble like that, you can just yield them out of the danger zone. Also works great as a disciplinary tactic, if you go at his hip aggressively. It takes away all his power and makes his feet move. He who moves their feet first, loses. The horse always has to lose.

I hope everything checks out with the doctor, keep us updated!

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...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #18 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all, everything checked out okay. No pneumothorax or internal bleeding. He thinks I may have one cracked rib and has put me on painkillers to ensure I can take good, deep breaths. Otherwise there is a danger of pneumonia developing. I do have a HUGE hoof-shaped bruise on my sternum and another bruise on my tailbone from where I landed on the rock. I am extremely stiff and sore today, though- I feel like I got beat up (well, I guess I did!)
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post #19 of 40 Old 07-17-2013, 09:12 PM
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Broken ribs are not fun. Ever.


Just remember and remind yourself all the time to BREATHE.

Speaking from experience here, even with painkillers its still very painful (as I'm sure you've found out). And you may not even realize that your breaths are getting shorter and more shallow until your arms and legs just lock up from lack of oxygen (happened to me....it was weeeiiirrrddd)

So just remind yourself to at least take a few minutes every half hour to just do some deep breathing and keep the oxygen flowing lol

Hope you heal up quick!

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post #20 of 40 Old 07-18-2013, 05:32 PM
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That is a very good idea.

From day one, the first thing I will teach a horse is to yield their hindquarters. That way, if you ever get into trouble like that, you can just yield them out of the danger zone. Also works great as a disciplinary tactic, if you go at his hip aggressively. It takes away all his power and makes his feet move. He who moves their feet first, loses. The horse always has to lose.

I hope everything checks out with the doctor, keep us updated!
Hi,, dont want to sound silly,, but how do you do that,,, my horse is a kicker at other horses, ( only when they trie to bite him) but i would like to no for when im in the feild with them,, thanks,
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