Ironically,after all the falls she has had this summer,and DH saying that he could see her breaking something before long,she didn't do it falling off a pony.We had been for a hack,done some jumping and she was jumping the course on foot while I pottered about.She fell and whacked her wrist on a pole as she went.She was awake because of the pain last night so I took her to hospital this morning and they thought it was just bruised,but x rayed it just in case.The nurse was really surprised that it was fractured.
It is a buckle fracture and she has it in a splint for 3 weeks and no rough sport for 6 weeks.I don't know what she'll do with herself as the longest she has ever not ridden for is 1 week.
That sounds very painful Cmot - I'm lunging dhorse every other day and on the occasions when he decides he's had enough and zooms off I'm afraid I just let go, as soon as he realises the lunge line is snaking about after him he stops dead. I have an overwhelming fear of getting my fingers tangled up and torn off, which is a bit silly really.
Thanks for your commiserations and good wishes,she isn't in too much pain ,just very tired after being awake most of last night.I will have to exercise dpony as she is looking a bit tubby and I daren't leave her.Plus a couple of friends have offered to come over and ride for us too.
Thank goodness it wasn't during the holidays or before camp though,camp is the highlight of their year.
Is it very wrong of me to admit to allowing my daughters to ride with their casts on, but only after week 4 of a 6 Week cast, and no jumping or fast stuff... we have had 3 broken wrists, only one non horse related.
PoshPenny,no,I don't think you were wrong to do that,both DH and I have come to the same conclusion and all being well,after her visit to the fracture clinic in 3 wks,will let her ride dpony only in walk.She has only ever fallen off dpony once and falls over her own feet almost daily.
It has been a looong day.DH has had to give them both a talking to about hauling each other about by the arms,fighting ect.DD1 rode both ponies with DD2 shouting 'shorten your reins,heels down',and I had a potter around the field on DD1's new pony who is 13.3.DD2 took a photo of me and I look ridiculous,far too tall for him,so God knows what people will think of me hacking 13h dpony out.