Thursday, October 31, 2013
Halloween at Windurra: Boyd's Broken Arm Update
2013 has been a truly forgettable year for me, with injuries related to horses and myself. Last week I was doing a very casual job of hand-walking a horse that’s coming back from an injury, with a much-too-long rein; the horse spooked, spun around and kicked me chest-high. My true ninja reflexes kicked in and I blocked the blow with my forearm, which possible saved a few ribs but unfortunately cracked and dislocated my forearm.
In hindsight it was completely my fault, as I wasn’t paying close enough attention to a fit horse that’s been locked up and was feeling fresh in the cold weather. It’s a good reminder to me of how careful you have to be around horses all the time and pay attention to whatever you’re doing. I’m sad to report that the horse did not end up with a sore foot…
The good news is it was a clean break, and after surgery I’ve been back riding this week on some of the quiet, straightforward horses. My elbow was dislocated, as well, and during surgery they popped it back in.
Happy Halloween everyone,
Posted by Amber Heintzberger at 11:54 AM