My little E.R. trip….

Well, since I have not seen the E.R. (for myself) since according to them 2009 – I guess I’ve been “good” and was due for a little hospital-esque adventure.

Soo… what happened was, I put the boys out in the round pen on Tuesday to run and play.  They had not had much running and playing of late.  I gave them opportunity, but it was hot and muggy and they didn’t want to run.  So, it was a little cooler, had rained all morning, and since the ground was soaked, I decided to give them the day off.

They had a fiasco running and bucking.  Of course, I was in the round pen with them to offer a little encouragement.  Then, I started to depart and Chewbacca came around to see where I was going and if I might offer him a treat before I left.

When the horses are loose, I make sure – especially with Chewie- to keep pushing them away from me.  Those feet go a FLYIN’ and I like to stay a good 15 feet or so from them.  Well, I started to shoo Chewie, but in an instant, Luke came flying over and Chewbacca jumped, spun, and bucked.

I saw feet flying and heard a pop.

It took a moment for me to realize my arm was racked in pain, and another moment before I realized I was pouring blood.

Chewbacca’s hoof nailed my elbow.  Apparently, I had not gotten far enough away quickly enough.


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So, I felt really woozy and was bleeding like a stuck pig.  My husband was with me , fortunately, so I didn’t have to drive myself.  We went to the E.R. for a check over to make sure nothing was broken.

I could move my fingers and arm, although rather uncomfortably, so I knew I was lucky.  No real damage.

The doctors were going to put in some stitches, and I complained a little about what I wuss I am with needles, so then they said they would only do 2 stitches.  Well, apparently they didn’t want to deal with me being a whiny baby about being stabbed multiple times, and I ended up in the end with only 1 stitch and 4 x rays.

I’m a bit sore today, but I was back at the barn to offer Luke and Chewie more playtime.  Chewbacca never bucked once, lol!  Does he feel bad?

I think he knew what happened.  Sometimes when he plays, I have seen him buck out near me and stop mid-buck and tuck his butt, like he was going “uh-oh, not supposed to do that”.  It was a total accident, and ultimately, I was glad to see the boys so exuberant, because they’ve been working hard lately and have more hard work to come.

I look forward to driving them on Friday, I hope – as it’s still supposed to rain pretty good until then.

So, from today’s adventures, yes, I was right back in the round pen chasing them around.  Here’s some pics……..

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Till next time!



About kshai1715

I am a lifelong equestrian, photography enthusiast, sci-fi lover, and sci-fi convention & costuming geek that also loves movies and video games. I am a hard working 30 something woman that survived cancer and am looking forward to a long, healthy, self-empowered life. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my horses (and the rest of my life) as much as I like writing about them.
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2 Responses to My little E.R. trip….

  1. RiderWriter says:

    Yeowch!! That looks nasty. Also looks like a more-than-one-stitch injury… hope it heals ok. I thought you had a compound fracture!

    That is funny that Chewie acts like he knows “no buckies around Mom.” 🙂

    Feel better soon!

  2. Dom says:


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