Monday, September 22, 2008

Hey, That's Not My Idea of Fun

This morning Little Cowpoke wanted to brush my hair. So, like the sweet angel he is he went to my room and got my hair brush. He climbed on the couch behind me and started to brush my hair. But something was funny. Because the brush was making a, "snip snip" sound. Yeah, that cute little boy was cutting my hair!!!Right in the middle of my head. Nice. Luckily it is not that noticeable. Then I wanted to go ride Ozzie. I had the plans of riding him in the big pasture. So, I saddled him, lunged him, and out to the big 20 acre pasture I went. I had been riding for about 20 minutes if not more. We had cantered and trotted. We walked through a bunch of water. Ozzie was doing great. Until I tried to walk after the donkey. Ozzie and I were just walking, nicely. And we were following the Donkey. Then the Donkey started to trot. At first I didn't ask Ozzie to trot, then I figured he was being good. That is where I was soooooo off. Ozzie did a horrible rear, buck, twist, buck, fly in the air type of thing, I held on for two of those horrible twisty bucks, then my right hand got leather burn and by body went one way and Ozzie took off the other way. Let me tell ya, the ground does not feel any better than it did when I was younger. I had to lay there for a moment because the air was knocked out of me. I crawled for a little bit, then I was able to get up. My right hand was throbbing. Burning, it was horrible. I made it to the water troughs and stuck my burning hand in the water. My hand doesn't look too bad, but it sure burns. I can't bend my fingers and I have to keep ice on it or it burns like it's on fire. So, now I think I am ready to send Ozzie to the new trainer. Mr. Cowboy is going to get back on him when he gets home. I don't know why Ozzie did that. I think it was just a colt thing. He got excited or something. I couldn't get back on him because I can't move my fingers. Other than that I am alright. At least I know how to drop and roll. I am also grateful I didn't land on any ant piles. I am not as young as I used to be. I am also thinking that arena dirt is a lot softer than Louisiana soil.

25 comments:

Laura said...

I think you won the award for worst day! Ouch!

Rambling Woods said...

Ouch..that and a hair cut....

Tj and Mark said...

I feel for you. Ouch. Bad hair day and hitting the dirt! But nobody died, so it was a good day. That is my hubby's daily saying. Working in the woods with heavy machinery and falling timber is pretty dangerous, so when I ask him how his day went that is always his response.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

In our yournger days hitting the ground wasn't quite as bad, it still hurt but we could bounce a bit.
Sorry about your hand, glad it wasn't worse.

Wendy said...

Girl, you make me nervous!!!!

Amanda said...

I'm dying here!! "The brush was making a 'snip snip' sound." LOL!!! HAHAHA!! I can't stop laughing!!

Mrs Mom said...

Oh girl.... yep, its a proven fact. These days, we go SPLAT when coming off a horse, instead of BOUNCE.

Its childbearing that does us in!! ;)

Hang in there, and keep icing that poor hand of yours!!

Agent K said...

Oiy! That is horrible! All of it. The splat and the snip-snip.

You need some chocolate!

Danielle Michelle said...

Ouch! Hmmmm....Ozzie's not sore anywhere is he? Has he done it again?
You're right, it could be that's he's young and needs MANY miles...Don't give up!

Are you going to use that cute trainer ;)

kdwhorses said...

The hairbrush going snip! Holy cow! Glad it isn't noticeable! I know it's not funny, but I can't help but laugh! Sorry! ROTFL!!

Ouch your poor hand! Wonder what got up Ozzie's butt? Glad you aren't hurt any worse. And the ground is alot harder than when we were younger, its' a proven fact! I agree with Mrs. Mom we just go splat! Keep ice on it and hoping it clears up fast!

Amanda said...

I am very sorry to hear you got thrown. I hope you do not wait long before you get back on. The longer you wait the more it messes with your head.

Al said...

Wow, to have to go through that pain and suffering of that experience. You are brave. SOrry to hear about the bucking incident too. ;)I am still laughing about the hair. Hope your hand feels better soon.

Pony Girl said...

Andrea, I am glad you are okay! I commend you for riding your young Ozzie. I am sure it was just following the donkey and uncertainty/unconfidence on his part that had him acting like a silly bronc. I just don't have the courage to ride the young, or troubled ones, anymore. I am too afraid to fall off. I know that sounds awful, because it's bound to happen at some point! But I prefer the predictibilty of my teen-aged retired horse. Although I'm sure he could pull some twisting stunts on me, if he really wanted to! ;)
Take care of that hand!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Owwie, owwie, owwie!! Man those burns like that hurt, not to mention coming off. Bad Ozzie!;)

Melanie said...

Oooohhhh...there is nothing worse than being on a horse when they do one, or in your case several, of those bucking, rearing, twisting thingy's!

Glad that you are OK. :)
As for the hair cut...LOL!!!

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Ouch!!! As my Dad always says: the more falls you have, the better rider you are! (Or should become)...

Hey Andrea - you wanna email me and order your print that you won at my humble blog?? If you don't do it soon, I'll forget!!!
:-)
BB

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'm glad you are alright. The fingers do look like they burn. It's almost as if he forgot you were on his back and decided to start posturing for that donkey.

KD said...

Dang girl ! Hate to hear that you hit the dirt, but I sure can empathize.

The Wades said...

you poor baby! i cannot imagine the pain of hitting the ground. i'm 37, but i feel like my bones will snap in half if i ever hit! glad you were ok.

i don't like your other trainer--not at all! (thought i'd throw that in there.)

be careful.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Maybe LIttle Cowpoke and Ozzie were in cahoots that day?

Yikes!
So sorry that happened to you, both the 'snip snip' and the ride through the air onto the hard ground.

Could a bee or yellow jacket have stung Ozzie?
He sure went ballistic really fast.
Maybe the donkey had stirred up a stinging insect nest and Ozzie was the closest target.

What happened when you (or someone else) caught him and untacked him?
Was he back to normal?
Did you check for any swelling?
On him?

I hope the swelling on your hand goes down quickly and you get back up to ride. Just go slow at first, but get back up there :)

~Lisa

Julene said...

You always make my day! Your kids are hilarious!! I have been laughing and telling everyone in the house and can't wait for the next little cowpoke's story. It is like a sitcom right here in our family. I am not happy you are hurt or that you have an unwanted new "do", but it is funny!

Train Wreck said...

Oh my poor friend!! It sounds like you made the 8 seconds!! Hmmm Maybe he did not like the donkey! My Rumor does not like sheep! I feel your pain sista!! I too have been on that same ride! I am glad you are ok, minus the burns!Good thing we don't ride together! Of course we could help each other up!!

Train Wreck said...

Oh my poor friend!! It sounds like you made the 8 seconds!! Hmmm Maybe he did not like the donkey! My Rumor does not like sheep! I feel your pain sista!! I too have been on that same ride! I am glad you are ok, minus the burns!Good thing we don't ride together! Of course we could help each other up!!

Train Wreck said...

Oh my poor friend!! It sounds like you made the 8 seconds!! Hmmm Maybe he did not like the donkey! My Rumor does not like sheep! I feel your pain sista!! I too have been on that same ride! I am glad you are ok, minus the burns!Good thing we don't ride together! Of course we could help each other up!!

S.W said...

take care of your self..
:)