My Daughter Fell Off a Horse!

@kobesbuddy (19723)
East Tawas, Michigan
November 28, 2017 12:08pm CST
As some of you know, my 43 year old daughter and Aubrey, our five year old grand-daughter are taking horseback riding lessons. This is their mother-daughter time together, that both of them really love doing. A while back, their trainer Erin brought a new horse into the stable, where they attend classes. Everyone was observing this beautiful animal and admiring how sleek and gentle her personality is. A few had taken her around the ring, to experience the wonderful obedience of this horse. Finally Erin spoke to Mari Lyn and offered her a chance to take a turn. My daughter mounted the horse, but they didn't adjust the stirrups, to fit her properly. There was a shallow hole in the middle of the ring, which they thought the horse would step over. Instead, she did a jump over this hole and my daughter plummeted to the ground! Mari Lyn was obviously injured, because she couldn't get up. They arranged to get her into the E.R. of a nearby hospital, for a thorough once over by a doctor. It ended up that my daughter was definitely hurting all over from this fall, but only had a broken middle finger, on her one hand. I thank God, her back wasn't broken. even though it hurts badly. Every day, Mari Lyn is doing a little bit better! Photo: Trainer Erin and Aubrey. Sorry I don't have a photo of Mari Lyn on a horse.
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
28 Nov
Oh goodness im glad she didnt get hurt even more.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
Thank, we're so relieved that her back wasn't broken. It hurts really bad, but her vertebra are all just fine:)
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@Courtlynn (51353)
• United States
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy oh I'm sure it hurts.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@Courtlynn Injuring the back takes quite a while to heal. Almost every move we make, relies on our back muscles.
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@alberello75 (13233)
• Genova, Italy
28 Nov
I'm sorry for this. But I say, luckily, she has not seriously hurt!
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
Thanks, we are so glad that her back wasn't broken, even though it hurts badly:(
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@alberello75 (13233)
• Genova, Italy
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy This is very important! Because, a vertebral fracture, it would be an accident with consequence really serious!
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@alberello75 Yes, possible paralysis or living in a wheel chair until it heals up.
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@just4him (92486)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
I'm sorry she fell off the horse. That can be quite painful. I'm sorry she broke her finger, and glad it was only her finger and nothing more.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@just4him Thanks, we were so glad her back wasn't injured badly! It could have been so much worse:(
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@just4him (92486)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
@kobesbuddy Yes, it could have. I fell off a horse once, it wasn't pleasant, very painful. I only hurt my pride though.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
@just4him Aubrey fell off her horse one time, into a muddy driveway! She jumped up then proclaimed, 'I fell off my horse!' Immediately, she got back on, completed the show, and took a 6th place ribbon! LOL
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Nov
I am certainly glad that she was not severely injured. The trainer badly misjudged that horse.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
What Erin didn't take into consideration, this use to be a race horse. After its' racing days are over, these animals are sold at a very reasonable price. Nobody actually had any idea, what this horse had been trained to do! My daughter is a new rider, she has never done any jumping before:( Thank God, her back wasn't broken, from this fall!
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@nanette64 (13932)
• Fairfield, Texas
28 Nov
That's why I learned to ride bareback @kobesbuddy .
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
She is in her forties now, so the healing process is a bit slower.
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@snowy22315 (34468)
• United States
29 Nov
I am glad she is basically OK. My mom got thrown from a horse when she was a girl..and she hit her shoulder on a stone..amazingly she wasn't badly hurt.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
Oh my gosh @snowy22315 That rock could have hit her head!:)
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@snowy22315 (34468)
• United States
2 Dec
@kobesbuddy It could have, or she could have broken her shoulder..all things considered she got off easy.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@snowy22315 Yes, being extremely sore is a lot better than having a broken back!:(
@amadeo (48210)
• United States
28 Nov
so sorry to hear about this incident.Yes her back is going to be sore for awhile.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
The horse was a retired race-house, which had been trained to do many different moves. Jumping happened to be one of those things.
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@amadeo (48210)
• United States
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy I see and this explain it
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@amadeo She won't want to get on that horse, ever again:(
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
28 Nov
Oh my! Good thing your daughter is recovering now and hoping for her full recovery
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
Thanks, she will be just fine, but I'm so glad she wasn't hurt worse!
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• Germany
29 Nov
@kobesbuddy Glad to know
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
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@Ganma7 (2114)
28 Nov
I am so sorry but thank god her back was not broken. Could have been very serious. Love the picture
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
Thanks, sorry the photo is sideways!:) Mari Lyn was very lucky, she could have been hurt a lot worse!
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 Nov
Oh no! Will she give up these lessons?
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
Nope, she's already talking about going back, but not ever on that race horse.
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@averygirl72 (14205)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Hope the injury is just simple to heal. Hope nothing too serious or damage to her bones. I'm nervous riding horses
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
I'm afraid of horses, but she could have been injured badly, only a broken finger:(
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@jstory07 (58111)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Nov
She was lucky that she was not hurt all that bad.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@jstory07 Yes, you are absolutely right! God was definitely with her, this could have been so much worse:(
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@Corbin5 (82146)
• United States
28 Nov
Oh, thank goodness it was only her middle finger that suffered the break. She could have sustained such a serious injury due to that fall.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
It really scared everyone, when she wasn't able to get up:( Her back is still hurting, but thank God, there was no damage to the vertebrae:)
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@Corbin5 (82146)
• United States
28 Nov
@kobesbuddy Whew!!!
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@Corbin5 The Ibuprofen is keeping it from hurting that much.
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@DianneN (59966)
• United States
29 Nov
Omg! When did this happen? I'm glad to hear she didn't hurt herself worse than she did. My mother was thrown from a horse when she was a teenager and feared them for the rest of her life. I hope your daughter gets back in the saddle when she heals. Hubby and I love to ride horses, so we will be more careful now. Wishing Mari Lyn a speedy recovery.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
This was a retired race horse, that was trained to do different things. Mari Lyn is a relatively new rider, so she didn't expect it to be any different. They had no idea this horse would leap over the hole, instead of just stepping over it. This accident frighten her, but she has already decided, to continue with these lessons:)
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@DianneN (59966)
• United States
29 Nov
@kobesbuddy Glad she will return. Perhaps she can take up jumping. Just kidding.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
@DianneN If she started vaulting, she would probably demand a seat-belt would be used:)
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@rubyriaz007 (2595)
• India
29 Nov
I am glad to know that she did not get hurt much. It is really very sad to know that she broke her middle finger on her hand. Wishing her a speedy recovery from the injury. Let her take proper rest.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@rubyriza007 Yes, thank you! She is already doing much better, but still a little bit sore.
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
I am very sorry for your daughter, a broken little finger is an annoyance, but thanks God she has no other bones broken.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@LadyDuck Yes, a broken finger will heal, being paralyzed would have been a lot worse:(
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@LadyDuck (122584)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@kobesbuddy This is the big danger when you fall from a horse, if you badly hit your back you can be paralyzed.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@LadyDuck One man broke his neck and ended up a paraplegic, for over 70 yrs.
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@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
29 Nov
That happens because in this physical sports, when I was practicing karate many times I got hurt.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
My grandson played football and he got a serious back injury! He ended up quitting, to keep from getting injured again:(
@ilocosboy (33307)
• Philippines
30 Nov
Its really hard sometimes
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@Hannihar (13114)
29 Nov
I am so so sorry that happened to your daughter. Does she still take riding lessons?
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
Yes, she sure does!:)
@Hannihar (13114)
29 Nov
@kobesbuddy How is she feeling Kharla?
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@UncleJoe (8634)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
30 Nov
I was thrown from a horse a couple of years ago but that was Becky's fault. She's the one who took me to Wal-Mart and even put the quarter in.
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@kobesbuddy (19723)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Nov
I stay far away from that horse, it doesn't look all that safe!
@hereandthere (24263)
• Philippines
30 Nov
thank goodness it was just her finger. one can't help remembering christopher reeves when one hears or reads about a fall from a horse. i guess it will be awkward for a while for her if it's the middle finger of her dominant hand.
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