Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Epsom Salts

So today we were trotting in the round pen and she got a piece of blackberry vine stuck on her back leg. So she took off into a bucking canter and I took off into the side of the round pen and got a chunky, huge raspberry that covers my left side and then somehow I flipped over and landed on my right hip. I probably laid in the sand for a good 3-5 minutes and S&D was standing near me making sure I was OK. I was, well am, but my hip hurt so bad I couldn't even move. When I finally made my way up S&D made Acacia run some more and then I got back on and we did it again... She had to walk trot and be a good girl and she was so we quit, all while I was wincing in pain. BUT, that is the life of any horse trainer and rider. Bumps and bruises happen, you just have to count your blessings that they are minor, well, at least when nothings broken and no head injuries. I count mine every day! And especially when I break any horse I always make sure I sure I have someone there just in case... So, here's a pic of my raspberry, the camera is at a weird angle and yes, I'm in my jammies :)... Ugh, the minute I got home I was soaking in a tub full of Epsom salts and even now as I write this I have a bag of frozen peas on my side LMAO!!!!!!!


  1. Ouch. :(
    Better mow down those little Audry II vines, before they try to eat another horse, lol.

  2. I'm glad your weren't too badly hurt.

  3. Frozen peas are the veggie of choice for boo-boos.

    36 & Single

  4. Those and frozen corn, since no one in my house likes peas except the rats.

    Damn, that one's got some coverage. Guess you won't be sleeping on either side for a few nights, eh?

  5. Yup, yup, frozen peas.
    Glad you're Okay!

    Bloody blackberry vines, hate 'em.
    Why do plants have to have spikes!!
    nasty things.

  6. Sorry about your toss, Trainer X. I'm glad that you are on the mend. I swear blackberries actually reach out and grab you when you pass by. Is Acacia scraped, too?
    Those thorns are so nasty. But come August, the berries! Still, they don't deserve to be growing near a round pen. Time to get a hungry goat in there to munch on them.
    stay safe!

  7. I couldn't even believe it when she called me and told me!! UGH!!!! You better have had your helmet on young lady! Love Always Mom :)

  8. HA! Hi MOM!!!! Glad you could join us! :) Yes, Ma'am I was...

  9. Ouchy!
    Sucks when you have to brave face and get back on even though you want to curl up in a ball and die.
    Got to love those peas, arnica for your squishy too.
    Nice jammies

  10. Ouch. I just hate coming off a horse, now that I'm older I just don't bounce so well anymore!

    Were you wearing your helmet young lady....!!!???

    Blackberry hurdle passed, on to next mishap. I swear, no matter what you prepare for something really weird is the thing that jumps out and bites ya!

    Awesome handling of the situation on your part by the way...