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Jingles for my trainer!

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  • Jingles for my trainer!

    I hope she doesn't mind me posting this! My trainer, Susan Wainwright, was competing at Tryon this past weekend, and after loading the horses for the trip home, stepped wrong out of the trailer and messed up her knee/leg in the following manner:

    1. Complete ACL tear with fibers displaced throughout the joint.
    2. Radial tear of the meniscus ligament.
    3. Intrasubstance tear of the popliteus muscle belly.
    4. Medial meniscus radial tear involving the superior articular surface.
    Last but not least
    5. Impaction fracture of the tibia!

    Please send jingles her way for a good surgical outlook and quick healing!
    Last edited by cllane1; Oct. 5, 2009, 07:04 PM.
    Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

    My favorite podcasts: Overdue, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Rabbits, How Did This Get Made?, Up and Vanished.

  • #2
    Jingling, for a full recovery, from KY.
    When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


    • #3
      Talk about crappy luck!! Jingles for her to heal soon.


      • #4
        oh geesh, jingles from florida. who knew trailering could be full contact sport. hope she is feeling better soon.

        ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


        • #5
          Wow, what terrible luck. Jingles from your neighbors to the north in TN.
          Taco Blog
          *T3DE 2010 Pact*


          • #6
            OUCH!....Jingles for Susan!
            "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"


            • #7
              I love her!!! Same thing happened to one of my clients. Be careful stepping out of a trailer! It happens


              • #8
                Oh no! I am so sorry. Thanks for posting this. I'll send her an email now.

                You know I'll be praying and jingling... for a smooth recovery and a high pain tolerance. Sounds like she may have to be fully non-weight bearing for a good while...guess it just depends on the type of repairs they end up doing. I will also pray for a great surgeon to give her the most optimal chance at a full recovery.

                Was she able to make it back home or did she have to stay there? Please tell me she didn't try and drive the horses home!

                Thinking of you all!


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by SweetieG View Post
                  Was she able to make it back home or did she have to stay there? Please tell me she didn't try and drive the horses home!
                  There were several students with her at the show to handle driving duties, thank goodness! Susan is currently in Columbus, GA, awaiting surgery at the Hughston Clinic, which is highly renowned for its orthopedic team. She should know more tomorrow about when surgery will take place.
                  Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

                  My favorite podcasts: Overdue, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Rabbits, How Did This Get Made?, Up and Vanished.


                  • #10
                    Glad to know she's in good hands. Please keep us posted! Thanks!


                    • #11
                      Susan is much loved and much admired all over, especially AREA III...jingles and best thoughts and wishes...so happy that she has such good friends thinking of her and taking care of her "needs" (which are of course not HER, but her HORSES!!!)
                      ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


                      • #12
                        That is just hideous! Poor girl. I know quite a few people who have gotten wrecked stepping out of their trailers. Jeekers! I hope she does well and is back at it quickly.
                        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                        • #13

                          I just saw her riding Hunter at the Poplar Place dressage show last month....wishing her a high pain tolerance, good drugs, and a short recovery period.


                          • #14
                            Jingles from Florida... that's just plain bad luck!!
                            Hope she has a speedy recovery!!
                            Proudly living in my "let's save the world bubble"!


                            • #15
                              Did the same thing. Had a great surgeon and with lots of PT, knee is "almost" as good as new. Hard to ride in that nasty ACL brace, though. Jingles.


                              • #16
                                Of all the rotten luck! Sending jingles for successful surgery & healing from NJ.

                                And from my bro the PT, motivate her to do all the Physical therapy after, even when it hurts - it will make all the difference in how well she heals, ultimately!

                                Jingle, jingle!


                                • #17
                                  praying for a full and fast recovery!


                                  • #18
                                    Ouch, what flightcheck said.

                                    Does this mean that your trainer is on stallrest, and you have to hand graze her? Ace? ;-)
                                    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                                    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


                                    • #19
                                      Ouch!! That's some serious damage! Jingles that surgery and rehab go smoothly.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Update from today: surgery is scheduled for Nov. 4. There is currently so much trauma and swelling that all they can do now is stabilize it with a brace until the surgery.
                                        Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

                                        My favorite podcasts: Overdue, The Black Tapes, Tanis, Rabbits, How Did This Get Made?, Up and Vanished.