Just found out I don't bounce anymore! Came off over a jump yesterday and despite having my air jacket on it bloody hurt! Air jacket really winded me but I got back on a did another couple of jumps before my vision went all funny then I went to A&E
I've got a bruised head and really sore neck but CT scan said all ok. My teenage friend at the yard fell off a couple of times the other day, brushed herself off then leaped back on
My questions are, why don't I bounce anymore instead of ending up for 4 hours in hospital and how will I ever feel confident enough to jump again, I never enjoyed jumping anyway
I came off on Sunday, was cantering around a corner and my saddle disappeared over the side. Didn't hurt myself though although I coudn't get my right foot out I got my left foot out and sort of threw myself off (wrong side) landed on my left foot facing backwards and just sort of sat down. I'd given the rein a good tug as I threw my leg over so had practically stoped by the time I landed. That will teach me not to trust checking my girth to someone else! However my 6yr old who was watching was very impressed that I got straight back on and didn't cry
Ouch! I hope you are not feeling too sore today. I have also discovered that I no longer bounce over the last couple of years. I remember falling off many times in my teens and twenties, jumping back up and carrying on without a thought. So far in my late thirties I've managed one concussion, and some very impressive black bruises in two separate falls.
I have to ask though, if you don't like jumping, do you have to keep doing it? Maybe its time to focus on something else?