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Ouch! Knee into gatepost while riding

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Damnsandra · 11/02/2018 19:25

Had this happen before but today has to be the worst. Avoiding a terrifying puddle Angry just walking. No drama, but wow the pain!

I was wearing full chaps over jodhpurs but skin is broken and it REALLY hurts. Happened at midday.

Had naproxen and paracetamol (DH is a pharmacist) and put ice on it.


Anyone else sympathise with such a specific injury? Grin

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Frouby · 11/02/2018 19:29

Lots of sympathy from me.

Horses are knobheads sometimes. Dpony will not get his feet wet. Even if it means squashing me into the field gate to get out. And he is a welshie so should be used to puddles.

twinone · 11/02/2018 19:34

Oh yes, my pony took a sharp turn off a footbridge and caught my knee in the process. He proceeded to bomb up the field with me crying and hanging on at the same time.
Loved that pony Sad.
Current pony has rather better manners and will stop when asked.

Moonflower12 · 11/02/2018 20:05

I used to have a section D who would rub you into every fence post he could!
My friends in the yard would laugh as they heard' trot on, trot on, trot on- NOOOOO not the fence, arrrrgh!'
So yes I feel your pain. Hope your knee is better soon.

damnsandra · 11/02/2018 20:55


This has made me feel much better!

Yes this horse is also a big stocky cob, native type so shouldn't be flapping about a bit of muddy water!

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Wolfiefan · 11/02/2018 20:57

Ow! You've just made me have a flashback. Out riding on a borrowed horse. He charged straight at a tree. Turned his head and applied leg aid to try and move his bum round. Failed. Rode knee first into a bloody big tree. That hurt!

honeyroar · 11/02/2018 21:12

My first pony did that out hunting (the once and only time I took him!). I couldn't stop and he rushed through a gateway banging my knee at a canter, and I still couldn't stop. I thought I'd broken my kneecap and he was still hurtling across the next fields. Little swine. It was over 30 years ago and I can still remember how it hurt! And the bruise.

Hope you feel better soon,

Squirrel26 · 11/02/2018 21:48

Big Baby cob almost did this to me today with a bloody great tree, trying not to get his feet muddy. Then he helpfully swiped me through a holly bush. Then we had a lesson and when asked how he was going today, all I could think of to say was 'he's being a bit of an arse'. Grin

QuestionableMouse · 11/02/2018 21:53

I learned to swap my crop over and waggle it to get one cob to stop running my knees onto things. Little git.

plominoagain · 11/02/2018 22:12

I got fed into a gatepost knee first on my second ride back in the saddle after cracking my tibia hopping off a mounting block after forgetting to tighten my girth , when the horse moved away .

Ended up having to go to A and E as it started turning black with huge bruising , only to find I’d cracked that one too . Another six weeks in plaster and then crutches . And it was the same doctor who saw me , and the same nurse that plastered me . They told me to give up horses !

I wouldn’t mind if I’d been doing something dramatic like x country , but to break my legs first at at a standstill , and then at a walk , well that’s embarrassing.

brownelephant · 11/02/2018 22:13

hope it feels better soon. but do get it seen if it doesn't improve or gets worse

damnsandra · 12/02/2018 15:57

Came to Minor Injuries as it's been so painful. Ouch!

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Wolfiefan · 12/02/2018 16:41

Oh no. Here's hoping it is just soft tissue soreness and not a kneecap or boney issue. Get the good drugs!

damnsandra · 12/02/2018 18:11

Yes no bony injury. rest, ice and painkillers.

Again -ooooowwwwwww

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Wolfiefan · 12/02/2018 18:15

I remember the owwewwweeeeee. I've had two children. I think the knee pain is more vivid a memory.
You MUST be waited on hand and foot. The medical experts said so!

Fireinthegrate · 12/02/2018 18:21

Ouch, hope it feels better soon

Years ago my pony unexpectedly turned off the path and walked straight through a thick hedge. A horizontal branch caught me across the chest and pushed me back over his bottom and onto the floor, badly winding me.

Goodness knows what he thought he was about!

GothMummy · 12/02/2018 18:29

Ouch! My horse is an idiot and tends to spook going through horse styles. I try to ride him straight but always end up yelling "my leg! You idiot, my leg!"

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