•  June 25, 2010

    It Happened So Fast!

    My horse spooked as we went under a tree branch. He bolted forward and then quickly went sideways and I fell off. I wasn't wearing a helmet. I hit the ground hard and fast. First my hip hit the ground and then my head. My head made a popping sound as it hit. It happened so fast. I layed there...

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  •  June 23, 2010

    Down But Not Done

    Memorial Day 2010 my son and I were trail riding out from our farm in central Maryland. We were about a mile into the woods when my horse, for unknown reasons, went into a series of bucks. This horse is good at getting all four feet off the ground and twisting. He is a short backed, short necked, stocky Paint...

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  •  June 21, 2010

    The Tree Almost Won

    My daughter was cantering her horse, out in a field, and was asking her to bend one direction, yet her horse wanted to go the other direction and there was a tree in between. They ended up going under a very low lying large branch of the tree. I watched her head hit the branch and she was scraped off....

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  •  June 10, 2010

    My Accident Created New Helmet Wearers

    In the summer of 2007, several ladies and I were trail riding in northern Indiana. For some unknown reason, my mare went into rodeo mode. After trying to stay on, I was finally thrown off. I ended up with two broken ribs and a tear in my spleen. Thank goodness, I had my helmet on or it could have been...

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  •  June 10, 2010

    Macho Husband and then Smart Husband

    When we first started riding my husband refused to wear a helmet. He felt western riders only wore cowboy hats. Well, we were riding around our neighborhood and he was trotting when his stirrup broke and he fell off into the street. It was the most awful thing I have every seen. I saw him fall, roll and lay still....

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