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
How's the horse?
Hunter ,- in Waterloo, Iowa
Warm and healing thoughts to all of you.
Still very terrible and terrifying for her unfortunately. How long is
that expected to need to heal?
I'll certainly be sending healing thoughts and prayers her way! <<hugs>> to
you both. JJ
I'm so so sorry Ari....but you are right, it could have been so much
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!!!!
> 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.)
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 :) ]
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But Bentley doesn't care and visiting him regularly will
help with the healing.
Again, very sorry but glad it wasn't worse.
> But Bentley doesn't care and visiting him regularly will
> help with the healing.
> Again, very sorry but glad it wasn't worse.
Healing thoughts to Ari, and a horse's love can heal just about anything. :)
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.