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Hey

So the past two days I've had to ride without a trainer, for a reason that I'm not going to discuss so I've done a heap of ground before both rides to make sure he knows Im boss. His only on walk work and trot if he's really well behaved without a trainer because we've found his issues come in with canter. So anyway, long story short. I asked him to go back from a trot to a walk, but a certain horse decided at the same time he saw something scary and started side stepping hugly away from the. log. He bunny hopped when I asked him to steady and walk forwards, so I asked again. He threw a tantrum with bucks and pigroots, I got unseated and off I went landing flat on my wrist.. and face.

So now I could have a possibly broken wrist, getting that checked tomorow and a very. unhappy horse. I don't want advice on this, my trainer is positive she can make tomorow and we've had a long disscuission about a few things (sellling him, only her riding him, ect) But I don't feel like writing that up now because Im on a panadol hunt and my bed :D No advice on what to do please, I just figured I'd share this story.
 

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nawww your wrist and face ok? does this mean we are cancelling Sunday night?
 

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Oh So sorry to hear about you wrist
I really hope your feeling better in a day or two.
hang in there...it is all going to work out what ever your decisions are and you'll be on your way again soon.
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I know the feeling. I got thrown from a horse and landed face down in the sand....my wrist actually bent backwards. Not fun. I had to walk like two miles to the nearest vehicle because we were out on the trail.

Good luck and get better!
 

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I am sorry that you ended up coming off and that you got hurt. I rememeber my first fall off a horse ended up in a fractured wrist.

I hope you get better soon and things work out for you and him.
 

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That's sucks! Hope you figure everything out! Hope your wrist is okay too!
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oh no ! i hope its not broken !
 

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I know you didn't want this but here it is anyway. You have ignored alot of good advice and insisted that your magical connection with your horse could cure all ills. Now I hope you realize that you can be seriously hurt on that horse and you should sell him and get a horse you can ride. I can't believe your parents haven't insisted on it. I hope your wrist isn't broken and I'm glad you aren't dead or paralyzed and I hope your good luck continues.
 

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Hope you didn't break your wrist :( falling sucks. Once, I fell of at a XC schooling and fractured my nose. No fault of the horse's, I just sucked that day. haha
 

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Thanks guys, sore this morning but I'm hoping to hop on one of my instructors horses this afternoon and go for a quite (walking) trail ride. Kevinshorses I'm just going to ignore your reply, I know I've made the right dicissions with Chinga.
 

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I'm sorry, I really feel the need to defend the OP here.

There was an earlier thread when she was running into trouble with him on the lunge line; and she clearly expressed that 1.) she was in over her head 2.) she didn't have the right facility 3.) she was going to her parents and insisting on getting her trainer's help.

This is a mature, reasonable teenager who can fairly unemotionally discuss her and the horse's strength's and weaknesses. She also is using a professional trainer and following the trainer's advice. The accident happened while she was following the trainer's advice.

She has posted multiple threads in the training and critiques sections and has been very responsive to what's been offered in the way of advice

Who amoung us, professional or amateur, hasn't been slow to give up on a horse we felt had potential, even when it wasn't going well?? Certainly not me.

She's in a bad situation, she knows it, she broke her wrist, that sucks, why beat her up while she's already in a tough spot?

It's not that I necessarily disagree with what's posted, but this is not the place or time. Find a thread in which she's asking for advice or critique and post this kind of thoughts there, she specifically *asked* for it not to be posted her. Let's respect that.
 

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I agree with Kevin... But I also agree with this.

Who amoung us, professional or amateur, hasn't been slow to give up on a horse we felt had potential, even when it wasn't going well?? Certainly not me.
I was in way deep over my head with the big white beast in my avatar. Granted, he wasn't being a crack head - he was just scared and very insecure - with his past he had every right. I had my parents who were supportive in finding (and cycling through) MANY trainers who either couldn't get the job done, or who had moved him along so far and we had to go get him furthered along elsewhere.

Either way, he taught me a lot, but I 99% of the time had a professional by my side, guiding me through our issues. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have nearly as good of a seat as I do! LOL that boy can MOVE!

BUT! She also posted on a public forum. She opened herself up to criticism. So you can't say 'I don't want opinions on this' on a very VERY opinionated forum with very opinionated people. The BYB's that are exposed on Fugly don't ask for it either - but it's the interwebz. It's gonna happen.

 

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I'm very sorry it happened. I was bucked off several times by my youngster when she was afraid. Not fun.

However I'm with Kevin and wild_spot. Or if you decided to keep him anyway send him for several months to the very good trainer who specializes in problem horses. Last thing I'd like to hear here is you are hurt!
 

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Who amoung us, professional or amateur, hasn't been slow to give up on a horse we felt had potential, even when it wasn't going well?? Certainly not me.
*Puts hand up*

I've never given up on a horse, and i've sold every horse I owned for more than I paid and to good homes. Even my first. I had supportive parents and a good support network through Pony Club and have never been afraid to do what I need to to stay safe. If I find a horse who I can't feel safe on, you bet i'll pass them on.
 

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Oh im sorry I hope your wrist gets better if it is broken
 

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sux to hear you got hurt and I have been following your thread.

I understand why you dont want to give up on this horse and I hope you can go the distance with him and get him sorted... but I do have to say I've winced a few times reading your thread so please try and stay as safe as you can! I wish you all the luck in the world *virtual hugs*
 

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I know you didn't want this but here it is anyway. You have ignored alot of good advice and insisted that your magical connection with your horse could cure all ills. Now I hope you realize that you can be seriously hurt on that horse and you should sell him and get a horse you can ride. I can't believe your parents haven't insisted on it. I hope your wrist isn't broken and I'm glad you aren't dead or paralyzed and I hope your good luck continues.
Thanks Kevin. You said it much nicer than I could, or would, have.

Who amoung us, professional or amateur, hasn't been slow to give up on a horse we felt had potential, even when it wasn't going well?? Certainly not me.
Slow, yes, lots of us. From my understand, this horse and had TONS of time to come around. It hasn't happened. From the way things are going, I don't see it happening. Unless one of them gets killed.


If I find a horse who I can't feel safe on, you bet i'll pass them on.
Thanks. Learning when to let you is the best thing we can all learn.

Again, please have some consideration for yourself and your family. Even Chinga. Your family finds you dead in the pasture he's not gonna have a great outcome, you can be guaraunteed that. From your experiance today, you should know that it could happen ANY DAY now.

Sorry to be harsh, but when you keep playing with your life like that, I think you need to hear it black and white. Good luck.
 
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