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In which we ask a bunch of pasty-faced shut-ins about their exploits on the sports field. How bad was it for you?

Thanks to scarpe for the suggestion.

(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 13:40)
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De Agostini...
Before I matured in to a bill-paying adult, I used to ride horses a lot. And it's well known how dangerous poncing about on the back of a horse can be! I used to do cross country, show jumping and dressage, and strangely the worst of my injuries came from not actually being in the saddle. I was practising showjumping and had gotten off the horse to adjust the height of a jump. All well and good. Went to get back on her and she walks away a little. Follow her, go to reach out for the reins - little git spins round, bucks and boots me full force in the shin with her rear hooves, sending little me flying 5-6 feet through the air and landing on my arse in the sand, as she runs off to the other side of the arena. Jodphurs aren't exactly the easiest things to roll up and take a look at your shins in, so, like a true winner, I yank 'em down and take a look. Shin is blue. Skin slightly grazed but the bruise was growing before my eyes. Oh, and I'm on the farm alone. It was at that point that I decided trying to catch my horse was a bad idea and limped off to the tack room to await assistance, more ashamed and worried about not being able to catch her than the huge bruise forming on my shin. Broken? Amazingly, no, just a good month or two of manky multicoloured shin flesh.
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 12:45, 4 replies)
Hurts, doesn't it!
Last week I had 1/2 a ton of hoof and attached Section D run down the inside of my ankle.

I was leading him over a small puddle but he decided he'd rather jump it - regardless of me being in the way.

I don't know who's more stupid. Them or us for owning them.
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 13:41, closed)

Oh yes! I hate to think what'd have happened to my leg bones had I not flown backwards a good 5 foot. Probably would have involved a lot of titanium pins.. eek.
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 15:07, closed)
horses are insane creatures
i just don't like them, they're too unpredictable
(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 15:48, closed)
Human beings on the other hand...

(, Wed 25 Apr 2012, 19:52, closed)

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