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Georgina Bloomberg has a fracture in her spine

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  • Georgina Bloomberg has a fracture in her spine

    From the fall in the Gambler's Choice class. I thought that looked like an awful fall. Hope she is feeling better soon.

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    It looked like she hit the ground HARD the other night.

    Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery.

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    • #3
      Good wishes for a speedy recovery.
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      • #4
        yikes, fractured spine, broken back etc etc

        After reading the list of Georgina's riding accidents, I wondered what hunter/jumper riders thought about wearing safety vests. They are required for eventers, and I understand why (rotational falls, fences that don't collapse etc). Do you think people would support that rule for the jumper ring? And/or the hunter ring? If not, why not?

        This will be a topic of an upcoming column. I'll be talking to the folks who make those air-bag vests.

        Back to Georgina. We watched her last week at the Washington International Horse show. Wow. Wish I had a fraction of her guts, gumption and stickum. Hope she pulls through this one.

        thanks
        Jody Jaffe

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        • #5
          Certainly like a rider to not tend to her injuries and go home only to discover she is more hurt than she thought. Equestrians seem to be a tough breed. I hope she will have a fast and total heal.

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          • #6
            I missed her fall, but best wishes for a comfortable and speedy recovery.

            Sounds like a real accidental thing.... loose girth or broken billet?

            From what the article said she's had some other injuries and recovered quite well. I really hope this doesn't turn out to be something serious.
            friend of bar.ka

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            • #7
              BF has had me watching a lot of football lately. I can't help but notice Georgina walked out of the arena. Had she been a football player, she would have been laid on a stretcher, packed in ice and generally molly coddled all the way to the locker room. Get well soon tough chick!
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              • #8
                I would love to share some thoughts on the vest idea. I have been eventing for the past 10+ years and before that I did upper level jumpers for around 10years. The worst fall that I have ever had was at an event, I had a vest on and after 8 hours in the ER I was wheeled away with a fractured pelvis (my horse walked away with just a few scratches). So even though I had a long painful recovery and I am still haunted by pain, to this day I would bet my life on the fact that I am walking because of my vest. Now would that help in the H/J field, honestly, yes and no. I do NOT own an Air Vest but I am seriously thinking about it, the problem is the added bulk of wearing yet another piece of gear. I will give you my persepective from both views, in the jumper ring (just like in our show jumping phase) the jumps come at you VERY VERY quickly, and when you are making tight turns over big fences at high rates of speed you need to have all of the mobility you can get. Out on a cross country course, even at the upper levels you will only have 2-3 fences come at you in a rapid sequence, most of the time is spent galloping. On a cross country course I can make due with a slight loss of mobility, in a jump off, I can not.

                So would it make it safer for a h/j.....yes in some ways, when you fall, it can help, the new Air Vests have a neck piece that helps with the "bounce" effect that causes lots of upper neck/head trauma but a regular vest will NOT prevent a head injury and depending on how you actually hit the ground, a vest might not do anything at all. I hope that sheds some light on vests, and I wish Georgina a fast recovery!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wicked1 View Post
                  ...yes in some ways, when you fall, it can help, the new Air Vests have a neck piece that helps with the "bounce" effect that causes lots of upper neck/head trauma...

                  I am going to nip this misconception in the bud right now. The neck piece in an air vest has NO NECK PROTECTION WHATSOEVER. Studies have shown that the only way to prevent the neck injuries seen in horses, motorcycle accidents, car accidents are RIGID neck bolsters. As a matter of fact I can cite 3 instances when the Air Vest inflated and the person still had neck fractures.

                  Working in a spinal reconstruction group I can say there is little if anything that can be done to prevent spinal fractures. When you limit one part of trauma in the back and neck the forces will go through another and sadly, they ALL go through the spine. e.g. you prevent hyperflexion with a neck bolster but increase the chance of burst and compression fractures.

                  Reed

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                  • #10
                    The Tipperary vests are very comfortable, allow you plenty of flexibility, and I would also add, can look very stylish and together. I wouldn't be thinking to require the use of a vest, but I think more jumper riders might want to consider them, especially in cases where no coat is required.
                    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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                    • #11
                      Vests in hunterland? Surely you jest. They won't even do up their helmets.
                      madeline
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                      • #12
                        Jeeze reading the comments on the linked NY Daily News article is too much. The girl is hurt and yet it brings out the depraved sitting behind their computers with far too much hate towards her father, money, horses ... some really sick folks out there.

                        The NY Post article is just as bad with trash comments posted by freaks.

                        I do hope the worst fears of any injury are unfounded and she recovers fully. A bit surprising that old Towerheads character Ken Krause is cited as her 'equestrian spokesman' in the Daily News article.

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                        • #13
                          is it just me or....

                          does it seem like certain people ONLY post when they have an argument to add? Not naming any names because they know who they are....Is life so boring and unfulfilled at home that they have to see if there is someone out in cyberland that will say "wow you are so knowledgeable".
                          Best wishes for her speedy recovery! So sorry this happened to her.
                          Rainy gloomy people go away and start an "I think I have something to prove to anyone who will listen" thread.....

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                            Originally posted by Glimmerglass View Post
                            Jeeze reading the comments on the linked NY Daily News article is too much. The girl is hurt and yet it brings out the depraved sitting behind their computers with far too much hate towards her father, money, horses ... some really sick folks out there.

                            The NY Post article is just as bad with trash comments posted by freaks.

                            I do hope the worst fears of any injury are unfounded and she recovers fully. A bit surprising that old Towerheads character Ken Krause is cited as her 'equestrian spokesman' in the Daily News article.
                            You don't read the post very often, do you?

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                            • #15
                              RAyers thanks for the information. Sometimes reality is had to separate from the hype.

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                              • #16
                                One thing I thought was unnecessary in the article was the comment about her marital status. Whoever wrote the article made a point of stating that Georgina is "unmarried". Why do they have to define people in terms of their marital status? What does it matter anyway? We live in an era where women can have a nice life whether they get married or not for whatever reason. The way the article is worded it makes it sound like somehow she is less of a person for being single which is absolutely not true.

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                                  As a previous poster wrote, it is the Post afterall...yes i agree about the marital status. Quite silly and unecessary.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by AliCat View Post
                                    From the fall in the Gambler's Choice class. I thought that looked like an awful fall. Hope she is feeling better soon.
                                    been there,done that,still feel it when it rains(or snows or a front comes in or I bend wrong )

                                    I wish the best for a speedy recovery for her !!

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                                    • #19
                                      Huge jingles from PA for a speedy recovery.

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                                      • #20
                                        Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
                                        Beth

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