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Plomino Wed 14-Nov-12 00:14:06

Have just spent the evening in A and E , due to failing to check my girth properly . As I was in a rush to ride , checked it once , then got on. Except the big lad had breathed out . Saddle slipped under his belly together with my left foot , horse moved away from the mounting block , so I had to hop off the mounting block . Landed right on my right foot , and it felt as if my shin bone had collided with my knee . Swore , put saddle back on and rode . Got off , and my right leg was aching , so put horses to bed , came indoors and said to DH ' I think I'd better get this looked at '

Drove self to hospital . 4 hours later , am now sitting on sofa with right leg in a cast up to my hip due to a broken tibia , and the car is stuck at the hospital .

Moral to self ? CHECK the BLOODY GIRTH!!!!! Sigh.

FeckOffWithYourXmasBollocks Wed 14-Nov-12 09:44:56

Cripes! And you rode on!!!!
I snapped my humerous, and it honestly didnt hurt much, but I sure knew I had done it, it was bent the wrong way from mid bone! confused

Booboostoo Wed 14-Nov-12 18:02:15

You are really hard core aren't you?!!!!!!!!!1

But seriously, everyone's been caught out by the girth once but you were very unlucky to break a leg because of it! Hope you're not in too much pain!

goralka Wed 14-Nov-12 18:05:14

how horrible - I hope it heals quickly.

Mirage Wed 14-Nov-12 18:13:22

Oh no! I hope you aren't in too much pain.Do you have someone to do the horses whilst you're laid up?

I have just read your post to my dds,as a cautionary tale,they are now looking horror struck.

Plomino Wed 14-Nov-12 18:13:33

The most irritating thing ? Being told by7 yo DD 'Mummy , you should have checked your girth , I ALWAYS do '

And who told her that ? Hmmmm . I really didn't think I'd done anything too bad , and wasn't actually going to go to hospital at first . Ah well. Two weeks immobility and then I have to go back again . Great !

Thanks for the good wishes !

Alameda Wed 14-Nov-12 18:19:54

ow ow ow this made me wince

I can't believe 1. you broke your leg before you even got on, and 2. you rode like that! shock

what are you going to do for two whole weeks? Hope you are not in too much pain!

Plomino Wed 14-Nov-12 19:42:07

I'm quite lucky , the three eldest boys have mucked in , and mucked out for me . Eldest DS does evening stables for me when I 'm at work , so he can do hay , water , bring in rug and feed with DH's help .

Smallest two are my runners, whose main jobs are keeping me supplied with tea and biscuits !

Will have to spend the next two weeks on the sofa , on t'internet. Damn .

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 14-Nov-12 21:11:29

ouch plomino! you are hardcore! that is something my lovely instructor warned me about with adjusting a i see why! know that your pain has just demonstrated a case in point to me!

seriously get well soon.

ive got my 3 rd lesson tomorrow <squeeeeees in excitment!>

N0tinmylife Wed 14-Nov-12 21:36:27

How on earth did you manage to mount again on a broken leg? shock the idea of it makes my legs feel all funny! I hope all heals quickly, and in the meantime enjoy your enforced rest!

Nuttyfilly Thu 15-Nov-12 01:14:50

Ouch ouch ouch! True horsey lady get back on and ride then worry about it later lol.
Hope you heal soon and with not to much pain!

rogersmellyonthetelly Fri 16-Nov-12 17:12:27

Yes, that's hardcore! I once rode home with a broken ankle after being ditched on a ride, but it was either get back on and ride home with feet out of stirrups or walk, and I wasn't feeling like walking!

KTK9 Fri 16-Nov-12 23:33:34

Poor you - I have spent a week not doing much and not being able to do much with a prolapsed disc and it has driven me mad.

Someone else is doing the pony and still not sure how I am going to manage pulling up haynets and water buckets, but I need to for next week!

Get a couple of really good books - Daytime TV is rubbish, the novelty will wear off after a day or two, so have a plan on what you are going to do.

P.S. A friend of mine hurt her leg doing her horses - the sheep in the field ran into her and knocked her down - she had three days hobbling around, then on a visit to the vet with one of the dogs, asked her to X Ray it (which for some obscure reason the vet (a personal friend) agreed), only to find it was broken - same as yours, ended up in hospital and plaster on from hip to ankle! She was in her 60's at the time and healed perfectly.

Plomino Sat 17-Nov-12 22:10:35

It's driving me nuts . I am seriously cackhanded at using crutches, and in 3 days have watched my way through the contents of both sky planners , plus read Clare Baldings book and the new Jamie Oliver . I suspect my amazon bill is going to be HUGE . I have wrapped and ordered Xmas presents , hell I've even paired up the loose socks .

Any ideas anyone ? Painkillers are working , at least until the sodding greyhound had a mad fit and jumped on the sofa , landing directly on the leg . Kids said they'd never heard so many swear words in one sentence ..

rogersmellyonthetelly Sun 18-Nov-12 11:24:09

Re the crutches, get some gamgee and some vet wrap and pad the handles, much more comfortable. After a week or so on crutches my hands hurt more than my bloody ankle!

Plomino Sun 18-Nov-12 16:33:30

Oh good idea re vetrap and gamgee ! Have plenty of both so will will dispatch DH to tack room. Thanks !

rogersmellyonthetelly Sun 18-Nov-12 17:11:08

Animal wool or sheepskin is actually best for padding, but I thought, hey, you have horses, you are bound to have vet wrap and gamgee

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