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Giving thanks

Post by Jane Sarana » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:29:29


That a really bad result was avoided today.  My daughter, who is getting
ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so well
in preparing all week  The ring, which is for shit, was even worse today
because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that we in
the front of the arena were not aware of.  Said horse hit a wet patch and
went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
way would have landed on her.  As it was he landed only on her foot, which
is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such during the week.
So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is very depressed because
this was her pony's last hurrah year before retirement and only realistic
chance for her to go to state fair on him, and we now have to scratch the
trip.  But it could have been so much worse and I am very, very, VERY
thankful for that.
 
 
 

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Post by sallyjavalo » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:41:46


Quote:
> That a really bad result was avoided today. ?My daughter, who is getting
> ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
> was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so well
> in preparing all week ?The ring, which is for shit, was even worse today
> because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that we in
> the front of the arena were not aware of. ?Said horse hit a wet patch and
> went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
> way would have landed on her. ?As it was he landed only on her foot, which
> is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such during the week.
> So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is very depressed because
> this was her pony's last hurrah year before retirement and only realistic
> chance for her to go to state fair on him, and we now have to scratch the
> trip. ?But it could have been so much worse and I am very, very, VERY
> thankful for that.

Oh healing thoughts to you both.  I suspect your daughter can only see
the downside now, while you at least can appreciate the much worse
might have been.  So disappointing for her though.
Sally

 
 
 

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Post by Laurel Reddic » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:44:53

On Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:29:29 -0400, "Jane Saranac"

Quote:

>That a really bad result was avoided today.  My daughter, who is getting
>ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
>was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so well
>in preparing all week  The ring, which is for shit, was even worse today
>because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that we in
>the front of the arena were not aware of.  Said horse hit a wet patch and
>went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
>way would have landed on her.  As it was he landed only on her foot, which
>is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such during the week.
>So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is very depressed because
>this was her pony's last hurrah year before retirement and only realistic
>chance for her to go to state fair on him, and we now have to scratch the
>trip.  But it could have been so much worse and I am very, very, VERY
>thankful for that.

That stinks Jane.  How scary for your daughter, but indeed she is
lucky that she was able to scramble enough not to get crushed.
Absolutely I am sending healing thoughts and prayers her way.
Laurel

 
 
 

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Post by JZMille » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 11:51:51

{{{{{{{{{{{{{healing hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

That stinks.  Hope she heals quickly without complications.

Jody

 
 
 

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Post by Hunter Hampto » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 13:06:22

On Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:29:29 -0400, "Jane Saranac"

Quote:

> Said horse hit a wet patch and
>went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
>way would have landed on her.

Holy crap... you saw it happen? You must have almost died.....

She's one quick thinking kid, it could have turned out a whole lot
worse than a broken foot... good for her for getting herself out of a
mess.

How's the horse?

Hunter ,- in Waterloo, Iowa

 
 
 

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Post by LandShar » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:42:46


Quote:
> That a really bad result was avoided today. ?My daughter, who is getting
> ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
> was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so well
> in preparing all week ?The ring, which is for shit, was even worse today
> because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that we in
> the front of the arena were not aware of. ?Said horse hit a wet patch and
> went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
> way would have landed on her. ?As it was he landed only on her foot, which
> is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such during the week.
> So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is very depressed because
> this was her pony's last hurrah year before retirement and only realistic
> chance for her to go to state fair on him, and we now have to scratch the
> trip. ?But it could have been so much worse and I am very, very, VERY
> thankful for that.

Awwww, Jane.  That is such a shame on so many levels.  But, you are
right... it could have been far, far, worse.  At least you and the
pony will still have your youngin' around...period  That's so scary!

Warm and healing thoughts to all of you.

Ruth W.

 
 
 

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Post by Ocean of Nuanc » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:40:20

Quote:

> That a really bad result was avoided today.  My daughter, who is getting
> ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
> was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so well
> in preparing all week  The ring, which is for shit, was even worse today
> because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that we in
> the front of the arena were not aware of.  Said horse hit a wet patch and
> went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
> way would have landed on her.  As it was he landed only on her foot, which
> is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such during the week.
> So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is very depressed because
> this was her pony's last hurrah year before retirement and only realistic
> chance for her to go to state fair on him, and we now have to scratch the
> trip.  But it could have been so much worse and I am very, very, VERY
> thankful for that.

I agree she was lucky to escape with "only" a broken foot if the horse
fell on her.

Still very terrible and terrifying for her unfortunately.  How long is
that expected to need to heal?

sharon

 
 
 

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Post by JJ » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:02:06


Quote:
> That a really bad result was avoided today.  My daughter, who is getting
> ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
> was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so
> well in preparing all week  The ring, which is for shit, was even worse
> today because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that
> we in the front of the arena were not aware of.  Said horse hit a wet
> patch and went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled
> out of the way would have landed on her.  As it was he landed only on her
> foot, which is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such
> during the week. So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is
> very depressed because this was her pony's last hurrah year before
> retirement and only realistic chance for her to go to state fair on him,
> and we now have to scratch the trip.  But it could have been so much worse
> and I am very, very, VERY thankful for that.

Oh Jane!  I'm so sorry to hear this.  You just never know...I'm VERY glad as
well that your daughter was able to get out of the way enough to only injure
her foot.  But I have to ask, what is  your ring made of!  I've had Comet go
down sideways on my *entire* leg...my foot was even still in the stirrup!
And she got up, shook off, and just looked at me like, "Oops...what was
that?"...I had zero injuries because the footing was deep enough to "make
space" for my leg I guess.  (Very lucky.)

I'll certainly be sending healing thoughts and prayers her way!  <<hugs>> to
you both.  JJ

 
 
 

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Post by betse » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:13:50


Quote:
> That a really bad result was avoided today. ?My daughter, who is getting
> ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
> was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so well
> in preparing all week ?The ring, which is for shit, was even worse today
> because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that we in
> the front of the arena were not aware of. ?Said horse hit a wet patch and
> went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled out of the
> way would have landed on her. ?As it was he landed only on her foot, which
> is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such during the week.
> So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is very depressed because
> this was her pony's last hurrah year before retirement and only realistic
> chance for her to go to state fair on him, and we now have to scratch the
> trip. ?But it could have been so much worse and I am very, very, VERY
> thankful for that.

oh Jane...

I'm so so sorry Ari....but you are right, it could have been so much
worse!!!

Katie was laid up twice for foot surgery...it's not fun, but they
survive it (and we do to....)

Please tell Ari that Katie and I hope she feels better soon!!!!

betsey

 
 
 

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Post by Jill » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:42:48


Quote:


>> That a really bad result was avoided today.  My daughter, who is getting
>> ready to head up to State Fair for dressage with her pony Wednesday (4H),
>> was riding her favorite 17HH Hanoverian today as a "treat" for doing so
>> well in preparing all week  The ring, which is for shit, was even worse
>> today because of some apparent flooding toward the back of the arena that
>> we in the front of the arena were not aware of.  Said horse hit a wet
>> patch and went down with her on, fell sideways, and had she not scrambled
>> out of the way would have landed on her.  As it was he landed only on her
>> foot, which is broken in 3 places and needs some wiring or some such
>> during the week. So please send healing thoughts to a young kid who is
>> very depressed because this was her pony's last hurrah year before
>> retirement and only realistic chance for her to go to state fair on him,
>> and we now have to scratch the trip.  But it could have been so much
>> worse and I am very, very, VERY thankful for that.

> Oh Jane!  I'm so sorry to hear this.  You just never know...I'm VERY glad
> as well that your daughter was able to get out of the way enough to only
> injure her foot.  But I have to ask, what is  your ring made of!  I've had
> Comet go down sideways on my *entire* leg...my foot was even still in the
> stirrup! And she got up, shook off, and just looked at me like,
> "Oops...what was that?"...I had zero injuries because the footing was deep
> enough to "make space" for my leg I guess.  (Very lucky.)

Hugs to the wee one. Sorry to hear, bless her.

My experience is between the two of you.
It was a simple dirt paddock and a young horse. But big!
My old pony was prone to stumbling (ringbone) but righted himself if left
alone, so I was used to just sitting quite deep stumbles quietly.
My baby slipped gently on to her side but I did not get myself clear as I
would have done normally.
My leg was under her, and squished but not broken.
Having ridden her, lightly, again to keep her confidence, taken her all the
way back down to her field, packed away and driven home, it was hurting
quite a lot.
We got my boots off, just, without resorting to a knife, but I had ripped
the ligaments / tendons from my ankles and knee badly.
Kept me off school games for months [but not riding of course :) ]

--
regards
Jill Bowis

Domestic Poultry and Waterfowl Solutions
Herbaceous; Herb and Alpine Nursery
Seasonal Farm Food
http://www.kintaline.co.uk

 
 
 

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Post by Sue Leopo » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:53:37

So sorry. How unfortunate, especially since it was her last
hurrah with Bentley. While there is always another horse
show, it is different when it is the last with Bentley.

But Bentley doesn't care and visiting him regularly will
help with the healing.

Again, very sorry but glad it wasn't worse.

Sue

 
 
 

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Post by Emily Brook » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:11:20


Quote:
> That a really bad result was avoided today.

Sorry for Ari - it's crushing when your dreams are ended by circumstance.
Glad the physical damage is no worse!

Emily

 
 
 

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Post by Susa » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:27:29

Quote:

> So sorry. How unfortunate, especially since it was her last
> hurrah with Bentley. While there is always another horse
> show, it is different when it is the last with Bentley.

> But Bentley doesn't care and visiting him regularly will
> help with the healing.

> Again, very sorry but glad it wasn't worse.

> Sue


My thoughts exactly. I'm so sorry to hear it, but am very happy to hear
it isn't as bad as it could have been. I'm with JJ - I've had a horse
land on me like that too, but the ground was soft and there was no harm
done.

Healing thoughts to Ari, and a horse's love can heal just about anything. :)

   Susan
PS: I have a photo of me in crutches, after hip surgery, leading Dusty
around for grass. My husband showed it to my surgeon - they were both
appalled that I would take such a risk. But that visit did wonders for me.

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy DeMarc » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:38:16

Aw, poor kid.  Glad she wasn't hurt worse.  All injuries should occur
during the school year, or not at all.

Sending healing thoughts,

Nancy