Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association
July 30, 2014
I think I'm on the mend
But it was a rough five days. No queasiness today, still a nagging headache, I can use my right leg (rather painfully but it works) on the brake pedal of the car, and my tailbone only protests when I shift position in bed. So all in all...I'm feeling pretty lucky to have dodged the potential for serious head injury if not for my Tipperary Sportage helmet. I'd have not walked away from that one, and probably would have fractured my skull and be dead or worse...vegetative somewhere. My stomach flips every time I think about it. But as soon as the pain is gone from my neck and spine, I will start working with the spotted one, and see if we can't fix the problem. Don't expect I'll have the nerve to kick it into hand gallop for a good long while. Journey basically did the thing that Phebes always did, and a big reason that I start riding Phebes, then don't stick with it. Phebes slung me on the ground a few too many times. Journey has never been terribly prone to those 180 roll-backs. Normally she would hesitate, or stop, or give me some signal that she is bothered, and I can assess the situation, and ease her in...in this case we were at a flat out digging in sprint, I reined her to the right (which is when she registered the big round bale) and that was all she wrote.
God willing, my sorry butt will get to ride again in a week or so. I'm waiting on a replacement helmet from Tipperary, as I wouldn't trust mine in another fall of that magnitude to distribute the shock of the impact. My guess is the foam is quite compressed.
I hope you never fall and that you always wear your helmet.