Somehow I am doing day nine on the 18th of the month, oops, oh well :)
Injuries from falling....well I can only remember 2. I try not to fall off. Sometimes I am not very graceful and it has been a while since I came off and I would like to keep it that way, specially since last time it was my own fault. (usually is)
I was riding Gypsy, a kid safe horse in the arena at Jardi's and we were just loping around, and I could feel her saddle slipping a little to the inside so I just put a little extra weight in the outside stirrup and woosh the saddle slid all the way to the outside and I hit the wall and then the floor. Ouch! Boy was that stupid! A friend was there and she took me to the ER (really slow on a Sunday night, lol) and he said nothing seemed serious and I had to go back the next day for x-ray on my shoulder. I tried to get them to do my wrist cause it hurt worse but he said it was OK I am still not sure it was, but later on it was still bothering me and I went to 3 different doctors and finally got told it was probly a torn quadrator muscle. It took forever to heal, almost would rather a bone broke them soft tissue damage. (apparently I don't have any pics of Gypsy on this comp :( )
The first time was on my gelding Henry. He was 2 and very green but good, I was also green but somehow we got along, he was forgiving and I didn't know any better. He was a wedding gift from my father in law, we went to a sale and he said this was the only horse there he liked, so he bought him. Figured if at 2 he could walk around the sale barn relaxed he would be OK at home. Well it was about 2 weeks before my wedding and I had been riding pretty much everyday for the last month or so and he was really well behaved, so friend of mine came up and we were gonna ride through the cows. i wanted to, they were right outside my fence but didn't want to do it alone. But I hadn't anticipated how excited he would be to see other horses. And he took off trotting around the yard and couldn't stand still and I didn't know enough to stop him and he went left and I went right and just fell off, I knew I was going and put my hands out to stop myself. I got up and he was right beside me (probly wondering what I was doing on the ground) I was gonna get back on and Doug said he thinks I should go to the doctor cause it looked broke. I didn't think it was, hurt a little but I had just put my whole body weight on it of course it was gonna hurt. But I am glad he did and Linda drove me to town and of course it was broke so I had a cast for my wedding! The had to order in special the white color, cause they had no one who wanted white after they could get colors! I was in every week for a new cast so I had many colors :) It worked well, I had to do very little when I moved the few days afterwards though, I liked that. And that was 8 years ago and it has never bothered me since. I should scan in a wedding pic one day so you can see the cast in it, crazy!
(this was a few years later, he made a wonderful horse, I took him everywhere
and everywhere I went they all loved him )