From racing to riding... the training diary of an off the track Standardbred

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Head Over Heels

Jet and I took a nasty fall on Monday night. This will be a brief post since I am a little out of it but I will do a full post asap.

We were cantering on a slight down hill and he tripped. I went over his shoulder, landed on my head, he fell over me and almost did a somersault. He ended up kicking me in the back of the head and neck and on my back as he tried to recover. It took him a second to get up but he was up and trotting away before I could even sit up. The first thing that I said was "My head hurts. Where's my horse?" Apparently my speech was a bit slurred and I was out of it. After a second, I got up and fetched Jet and remounted. I walked only a few steps before I realized he was not okay. I got off immediately and untacked. My head and beck began to hurt even more. I walked Jet around a few times and he seemed to be moving around a lot better so we gave him some bute and put him away. I sat down for a little bit before heading over to the hospital. I ended up with a concussion, sprained neck, and several bumps and bruises but it could have been a lot worse! My neck is very sore and stiff and I can't turn my head too much. My left arm is pretty useless right now. I can't extend it in front of me or above my head and I can't lift anything with it. I also can't ride for 1-2 weeks so it will be long walks on the trails in-hand for me and my boy. The un-named Baby Thoroughbred will be lunged until I can ride again. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!


  1. Ouch! Glad you weren't hurt worse than you were, but that still sucks :(

  2. Ow! That is scary. I'm glad you aren't hurt worse and wish you a speedy recovery.