Who else can relate -Monday evening I didn’t get hurt falling off a horse- I got hurt NOT falling off! Just as I was cueing a nice balanced canter depart, the new-to-me lesson horse spooked at something in the gloom. Instead of a balanced depart, I got a starting gate break to a gallop.
With the sudden full neck stretch. On a draft-TB cross.
Which yanked me halfway to his ears and halfway down his left shoulder.
I almost saved it, then looked up into his too close eye and realized, he’s freaked and we’re about to do a close pass to a jump standard (my) head first. So I decided the better part of valor was to hit the ground at a spot chosen by me, not the horse or the standard.
I landed flat out on my left side in the sand and got up with nothing smashed and my head already clearing thanks to my helmet, then…
Realized I’d pulled several groin muscles in my right leg, which had been the one fighting to keep me on the horse. I’ll have to miss next week’s lesson because there are three muscles back there still barking at me. No bruises at all from falling, but I can’t ride because of almost staying on!
I was told Monday after lesson that the instructor will be taking said scaredyhorse out for a tuneup this week, because he was trying to be a can’t stand still dingbat for me the whole lesson.
So who else has wound up on the disabled list without coming off or hitting any inanimate objects?