Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Tuesday Tumble

I learned yesterday that I don't bounce like I used to. Imagine that, not like when I was ten years old. I fell off one of the horses and it sounded like a big bag of potatoes hitting the ground! That's what I get for bragging about riding bareback in my last post!

My friend Ann and I were at the stable along with the owner Jean who has been giving Lil' Bud a tuneup the last couple of months. He is Funsize's horse but I ride him when she isn't there as Buddy is out of commission for the moment. Ann and I tend to talk more then we seriously exercise the horses and when we go on a trail ride we usually just walk so they don't get a really good workout. The vet wants them to get more exercise so we have been on a quest to get these guys into good shape and not just be lawn ornaments.

As I said in my previous post I hadn't cantered for ages and had fun riding bareback on Saturday with no problem staying on. Good way to get overly (I can't think of the word, this pain killer is slogging my brain power a bit) confident, yes that's the word!!! Anywho, I was cantering Lil' Bud around the ring, wind blowing through my gray roots colored hair, and something happened. From what they tell me, I dropped a rein and when I reached down to get it I threw him off balance which in turn threw me off balance and before I knew it I was hitting the ground! Not fun. I landed on my head and neck and I was afraid I had broken my neck so I stayed in one position till the girls got to me and checked my neck out. It was okay but I was not feeling very well so decided I would go home.

They didn't think I should drive so Ann brought me home calling Husband on the way to tell him I had taken a bad fall. He met us at the house and I went up and changed out of my riding clothes as they were filthy as I skidded when I fell as we were going at a pretty good clip. I even had grass and gravel in my un*dies! I just wanted to sleep but Husband insisted we go to the ER after calling our Primary Care Doc.

To make a four hour story short all is well but they said I would feel like a Mack Truck had hit me today and they were right. The CT scan was okay, just a big bump on my head where I hit but no bleeds inside thankfully. They said it was okay to sleep which I did the whole time I was there when not being poked and prodded. They gave me some muscle relaxant and pain med which I HATE taking as it makes me feel fuzzy but I guess I can handle it for a couple of days.

No, I did not have a helmet on. Yes, I will wear one from now on. Yes, I am very thankful for being spared breaking my neck. I learned a good lesson yesterday. :o)


PEA said...

Oh dear, you are certainly VERY lucky that you weren't hurt worse than you were!! Geez, do I have to go over there and make sure you stay out of trouble???? hehe Seriously, I'm so glad that nothing was broken...although you certainly must be feeling those bruises!! You take good care of yourself and take those pills, fuzzy headed or not, they'll help you get through this! Love ya! xoxo

Tonya said...

oh my word - I am so glad you are ok.

Hmmm - I think I just wrote in a post about me and a helmet decision!

Lu Lu took her FIRST real lesson tonight and wouldn't you know I left her helmet. I was on pins and needles the whole time!

Take Care of yourself!!!

Suzy said...

I'm so glad that your o.k.
I was at the beach last week and hubby and I went bike riding (I hadn't ridden a bike in 40 years)and I fell off once!I didn't get hurt and hubby and I had a good laugh!...were not as flexable as we used to be!

Donna said...

Wow. I've only had something like that happen once, on an Arabian my daughter had here. He reared, I was body-slammed to the ground, and then he landed on my leg. My whole body was sore for weeks. My husband was there to see it happen, and he just knew my leg was broken... or my neck. Scary stuff.

Oh, and it was on Mother's Day! I'll leave a link to a picture on my AOL journal so you can see the bruise:

Donna said...

Oh well, the link didn't work. Trust me, it's a big bruise.

KC said...

I"m so glad you didn't get hurt any worse then you did. How very scary.
I'll keep you in my prayers.. I'm sure you are in a great deal of pain right now.. OUCH OUCH OUCH..

Kaila said...

I'm glad you're ok. I hope you feel better soon.

Dawn said...

My word!! That could have been so much worse, but it is bad enough! Reminds me somewhat of the time a few years ago when DC and I went for our evening walk (for our health), and a right-turning car ran over his foot and bumped me - thankfully, he was turning very slowly as he turned right on red - we had the little "walk" guy, and I remember yelling at him after my head hit the pavement (my husband said it sounded like a pumpkin sqashing!). The whole fire department was there in a flash, staring down at me. They made me go to the hospital in an ambulance. But, I too felt like a truck had hit me. I foolishly went to work the next day, and one of my co-workers took me home when she ascertained I was in no condition to be there, nor to drive myself home! Oops - I should have made this into a post - maybe I will!

Take it very, very easy!

Susie said...

I do believe you had an angel riding on your shoulder with you. Goodness!
I am sooo glad you are OK.
I know you're going to be hurting for a while and I'll be keeping you in my prayers.
Get lots of rest and take your meds!!

kdwhorses said...

I am so glad you were not hurt! Take it easy and rest! It's not fun getting older, thoses falls hurt alot longer than in the past!?!?!?!?!?! Get well soon and get back on to the horse!

dcrmom said...

Did you get my email? Again, I'm glad you're okay. Hopefully feeling some better by now.

palmtreefanatic said...

how scary!!!!!
I am so GLAD you are alright after all that!!! BE CAREFUL PLEASE!!!
I hope the pain is gone...

BarnGoddess said...


Im glad your okay. I hope the soreness leaves you quickly.

Ive taken a few spills in my time. They arent any fun and they hurt like heck.

I am guilty of NOT wearing a helmet. I make Wee One but I do not.

KC said...

You Make me Smile
You have an award waiting for you over at my blog, stop on over and pick it up. :)

How are you feeling?? I hope your starting to feel a bit better.

the moose buyer said...

OUCH...OUCH...OUCH!! I know that you know better than not to be wearing a helmet. I am so happy you are ok.

A pony is lower to the ground you know!!!

Susie said...

Me again!
Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and hope you're doing
OK. Get lots of rest!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a scare! So glad everything was intact and that you weren't injured too badly!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! SO thankful you weren't more seriously hurt! (((HUGS)))

Dawn said...

I trust you're doing well!

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh my, I hate that falling off thing. Just not fun, that's all there is to it. I'm glad that you didn't get hurt any worse. Going to the doc was a good thing. You never know when something is going on internally after a fall like that.

Hope you recover quickly.