• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Pity Party

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Pity Party

    Jusy whining. and typing w. one hand/finger. :0(

    Had a nice vacation. Rolex, etc. Trip home -flight delayed - arrived SFO AFTER last train to East Bay left. Had to sit at SFO until 4am when trains started running again. Got to bed at 6am up 22 hrs. Sigh.

    Went to trainer to p[ick up horse. "he was so good, we love him, etc."

    Rode in arena next day. Cruised around the property. All is well, loose rein. great.

    Sunday- trail ride (This has been an issue.) 90% of the ride he's GREAT. loose rein flat footed walk. gets a little jiggy coming home, but not too bad. Go to open gate about a mile from home (never a problem), and suddenly he tries to bolt thru gate (?) I fling gate wide, but my leg catches it enough to flip me out of saddle onto his butt. Your imagination can take it from there. THUD! (wearing helmet & vest, so just winded, right?) he takes off down the road, but managed to avoid traffic and go into a deadend residential area. I'm assessing damages - bruises, scrapes....and oh my - that arm (left) isn't supposed to be that shape, is it? Sigh.

    both forearm bones broken near wrist. will require pins. surgery 5/15. At work in the meantime. working very sloooowly. I hope that there are no probs healing: I'm nearly 67. Just turning him out in the meantime (6-8 weeks).
    no money to pay for trainer rides. *whimper* *pout* bratty horse!!!

  • #2
    Oh, that stinks! Poor you.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

    Comment


    • #3
      OOOWWWIEEE WOWIE!! I'll bring the wine for your pity party - I mean REAL wine - Cabernet or Reisling? So sorry to hear of your accident & injuries ... sending lots of healing prayers! Get well soon!

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        Originally posted by kewpalace View Post
        OOOWWWIEEE WOWIE!! I'll bring the wine for your pity party - I mean REAL wine - Cabernet or Reisling? So sorry to hear of your accident & injuries ... sending lots of healing prayers! Get well soon!
        Reisling, thanks. *G*

        Comment


        • #5
          Well, shoot. I am so sorry to hear that, Sandy. The last time you posted, he was doing so much better.

          I hope you heal quickly and he uses these 6-8 weeks to ponder his sins and ummm ... well, grow the hell up.
          __________________________
          "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
          the best day in ten years,
          you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."

          Comment


          • #6
            Ouch! I hope you heal up soon.

            I highly recommend twilight sedation if they give you an option. When I had my forearm rebuilt in 2010, they let me do the auxiliary block and light anesthesia. The numbing and tingling in my hand as the block wore off was pretty awful, but it only lasted a few hours and was much more tolerable than trying to come out from under general. Had to get pins in my finger last year under general and was loopy and off-balance for several days.
            "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh

            Comment


            • #7
              Oh goodness! I'm so sorry!

              I very much hope that I'm as tough as you at 67.

              Jingles for getting back in the saddle (and staying there) quickly!

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Aggie4Bar View Post
                Ouch! I hope you heal up soon.

                I highly recommend twilight sedation if they give you an option. When I had my forearm rebuilt in 2010, they let me do the auxiliary block and light anesthesia. The numbing and tingling in my hand as the block wore off was pretty awful, but it only lasted a few hours and was much more tolerable than trying to come out from under general. Had to get pins in my finger last year under general and was loopy and off-balance for several days.
                Me too, shoulder block and you are fine that evening, not sick as a dog for a few days.

                Had plate and pins in one arm with regular anesthesia, supposed to be day surgery, so sick had to spend the night in the hospital.
                Had shoulder surgery with twilight and block and was dancing out of there a few hours later.

                I hope all goes well, those arm surgeries are really no trouble, other than you can't use the arm for a while.
                With broken legs, all bets are off how much help you need for everything.

                Are you sure that horse is for you, at this stage of life?
                Asking because my trainer friend and I were talking about that two days ago.
                We both have some horse we really should not be riding, fine if all goes well, a possible wreck when things don't work out.
                We don't bounce that well any more, as you found out.

                Hoping all goes well for your surgery.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
                  Jusy whining. and typing w. one hand/finger. :0(

                  Had a nice vacation. Rolex, etc. Trip home -flight delayed - arrived SFO AFTER last train to East Bay left. Had to sit at SFO until 4am when trains started running again. Got to bed at 6am up 22 hrs. Sigh.

                  Went to trainer to p[ick up horse. "he was so good, we love him, etc."

                  Rode in arena next day. Cruised around the property. All is well, loose rein. great.

                  Sunday- trail ride (This has been an issue.) 90% of the ride he's GREAT. loose rein flat footed walk. gets a little jiggy coming home, but not too bad. Go to open gate about a mile from home (never a problem), and suddenly he tries to bolt thru gate (?) I fling gate wide, but my leg catches it enough to flip me out of saddle onto his butt. Your imagination can take it from there. THUD! (wearing helmet & vest, so just winded, right?) he takes off down the road, but managed to avoid traffic and go into a deadend residential area. I'm assessing damages - bruises, scrapes....and oh my - that arm (left) isn't supposed to be that shape, is it? Sigh.

                  both forearm bones broken near wrist. will require pins. surgery 5/15. At work in the meantime. working very sloooowly. I hope that there are no probs healing: I'm nearly 67. Just turning him out in the meantime (6-8 weeks).
                  no money to pay for trainer rides. *whimper* *pout* bratty horse!!!
                  So Sorry to hear that, hope you feel better soon.

                  I am so happy to hear you where wearing your helmet and vest. A lot of people laugh at me when I wear my vest even in the ring but I don't bounce to well anymore.
                  My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                  Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    oh ow ow ow ow!!! deepest sympathies! (am almost back to 100% after a simple wrist break in january, myself.)

                    whatever you do, follow your doc's and PT's orders to the letter. i have a colleague who didn't, and she had to have surgery *twice.* jingling...
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      FWIW, I had surgery for a parathyroid adenoma in April 2011 and came out from general anesthesia pretty well - i.e., a bit tired, but otherwise fine. However, the orthopod (young & cute BTW- Sandy, you Dirty Old Lady!) did say light anesthesia and nerve block.

                      As for the four-legged child - he has been constantly improving and his ring behavior has been fine. Once I can work something out with BOs (i.e. minor fee to hold stall-they are not full), I will send him to a trainer the gal who started him has recommended. The DQ pony will get LOTS of trail/cattle work and "wet saddle blankets." I may have bought him as a dressage prospect, but I have NEVER had a horse I couldn't hack out, and I don't want to start now. Not quite ready to give up on that issue yet.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry. I have broken my arm a few times, and you have my deepest sympathy. Hopefully this will all be behind you soon.
                        Mystic Owl Sporthorses
                        www.mysticowlsporthorses.com

                        Comment

                        • Original Poster

                          #13
                          Originally posted by clint View Post
                          Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry. I have broken my arm a few times, and you have my deepest sympathy. Hopefully this will all be behind you soon.
                          And wouldn't you know it: Ms. Kate - whom I just visited - broke her arm last Sept. and it's only just now fully healed. she has hung up her spurs, but still has approx. 10 horses! (5 for sale, 3 retirees, a pony, and a feral mini-mule, to deal with.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm sorry to hear Ms. Kate dealt with this too. I haven't had to have pins in my arm since I was a 20 something, but my more recent breaks have healed well, although I have wrist arthritis from them. Getting old is hell.
                            Mystic Owl Sporthorses
                            www.mysticowlsporthorses.com

                            Comment

                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              Originally posted by clint View Post
                              I'm sorry to hear Ms. Kate dealt with this too. I haven't had to have pins in my arm since I was a 20 something, but my more recent breaks have healed well, although I have wrist arthritis from them. Getting old is hell.
                              She's all over me re this. Says she'll send me her bone stimulator machine if I need it! I had a minor evulsion fracture of the (same) wrist 35 years ago. no probs. Other than that, NOTHING since a fracture/dislocation - left foot - way back in '74, so this is a shock. At prsent, just worrying about what to do with/for my equine child. Everyone has been great, but he can't just be turned out until I'm better (and if he IS, I sure ain't getting on him first!!! LOL)

                              Comment

                              • Original Poster

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                I hope all goes well, those arm surgeries are really no trouble, other than you can't use the arm for a while.
                                With broken legs, all bets are off how much help you need for everything.


                                LOL I'm a legal secty, so, of necessity, becoming an adept one-armed typist/editor. Putting on a BRA is the biggest problem!!!

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
                                  LOL I'm a legal secty, so, of necessity, becoming an adept one-armed typist/editor. Putting on a BRA is the biggest problem!!!
                                  Elastic sport bras you pull over your head are your friend. TJ Maxx always has lots of them, and very inexpensive.
                                  Mystic Owl Sporthorses
                                  www.mysticowlsporthorses.com

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Sandy-too funny to see this tonight and I will give you lots of sympathy. Kate just gave me your update yesterday! Sorry I could not meet up with you guys for lunch before Rolex, but I had to run book fair at school. Your's has to heal faster than Kates!!!
                                    Carol
                                    RIP Mydan Mydandy+
                                    RIP Barichello

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      So sorry. Wishing you quick healing and better days ahead. Take care.
                                      www.Somermistfarm.com
                                      Quality Hunter Ponies

                                      Comment

                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        surgery

                                        had surgery yesterday. they gave me a nerve block and when it wore off this a.m., extemely painful. feeling better now after LOTS of hydrocodone. unfortunately, as a migraine sufferer I have a high tolerance of pain meds.
                                        now I have to deal w. what to do re horse. running out of $$$ but he has to have someone work him thru this "acting like an idiot on trail business, and equally obviously, I han't been able to fix it. now it's a learned behavior. I do
                                        not want to become an arena only DQ. sigh. he's just been turned out since I got hurt, and that can't continue that for the months it's going to take me to heal/rehab. and yoi know, despite it all, I'm really missing him.....the brat!

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X