• 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
1 of 2 < >

Event Announcements now available FREE to all registered users

We just reconfigured the Event Announcements forum to be available as a free service for all registered forum users. See the thread stuck at the top of that forum for more information.
2 of 2 < >

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

Classic Broken Arm Story

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

  • Classic Broken Arm Story

    Saturday riding my horse bareback, some guinea hens fly up into him, he bucks, off I come....crunch...a broken humerus. Slowly get up, catch my horse while cradling arm and turn him out.

    The classic part...barn is empty. i crawl into my car and drive 40 miles ti the "local" Kaiser.

    Sigh...so far, no surgery is planned, have a boatload of oxycontin for pain (which I'm trying to not take)...no cast just sling...that seems weird but it's the norm now I'm told.

    Sigh...bad timing of course.
    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

  • #2
    Ouch. Hope you heal quickly.
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home

    Comment


    • #3
      Bummer! I was a victim of a one of those birds too once. I was riding bareback on the trail and one flew out of a bush and spooked the crap out of my horse.

      Luckily I landed on my well padded arse! I did have to hobble back to the barn on foot though.


      Sorry about your arm.

      Comment


      • #4
        Be sure if you have pain that cramps you, take something so you relax all those muscles there.

        Take good care of that arm now and it will heal in no time.

        Comment


        • #5
          I had a horse-related fall, too. The b/o asked me one Sunday if I could feed up so she could take off for the day. I did. I slipped on black ice when I got home and broke my humerus, just above the elbow, into 4 pieces. After a big operation and 3 days in the hospital, I now have 2 plates and 9 screws that hold it together. Didn't ride for the better part of 4 weeks. Last time I ever filled in. Hope you have a comfortable and speedy recovery.
          Last edited by walktrot; Dec. 13, 2012, 01:52 PM. Reason: spelling

          Comment


          • #6
            Those special ads on COTH pages are a hoot.

            Reading thru this broken arm thread, the ad on the top banner is this:


            ---"The Ultimate Arm Sling(R)
            www.armsling.com
            Cotton spandex arm slings - great comfort and a perfect fit."---

            Comment


            • #7
              Ouch! Hope you heal well and quickly!
              Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!

              Comment


              • #8
                Sorry to hear of your fracture. Unplanned dismount last summer, fractured my tibia.Eight weeks on crutches. Seemed like forever at the time, but you will be fine soon I hope.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Yet another reason to hate guineas. Hope your arm heals quickly.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                    Be sure if you have pain that cramps you, take something so you relax all those muscles there.

                    Take good care of that arm now and it will heal in no time.
                    Bluey Is SO right about this. I always have to ask/tell them I want valium (the queen of all muscle relaxants) or I will be too tense to sleep when I am injured/fresh out of surgery. I have never been asked or offered anything but pain killers, which IMO are overrated.

                    I hate guniea fowl so much i cannot even spell it, feel better soon!
                    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                    ---
                    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Ooh, feel better. I am the queen of the broken arm club with beautiful scars on both arms, both from horse accidents. First time, I didn't listen to the doc and spent a huge amount of time trying to heal. Second time I listened to him, got my trainer to ride my horse (instead of riding with my arm in a cast/sling combo post surgery), and healed much quicker). Not sure if those two correlate, but it can't hurt. Although I did go back to riding a bit earlier than he wanted, but he did say I was cleard to resume normal activity . But anyways, best of luck to you in your surgery and recovery. And keep that swelling down! It's a killer.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        The sling is turning out to be the killer...I'd swear they lined it with sandpaper!

                        Thanks for the good wishes...sure glad I have a bunch of sick leave.
                        "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Count me in with the broken arm (and leg) crew. All horse related and I'm too embarrassed to recount the stories. Back to riding after the arm accident, but still finishing up the OT rehab and trying to get the last bits of the scars to heal over (accident was in the beginning of September).

                          I wish someone had suggested the Valium post-surgery, though! That would have been a BIG help, especially when the pain meds were doing so little!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I broke my elbow many years ago at work walking through the truck shop talking to someone in the back of a truck, tripped over a wire I had seen and thought I was past. After rolling on the floor I called my MIL to bring me a clean shirt because I had a college class that night.

                            She arrived and told me I could not go to school as my elbow was blue and swollen to the size of a softball. Off I go to the doctor's office and the nurse said they would wait on me.

                            I drove a stick shift which is fun one armed. Also, my door had been sticking but I would pull the handle with one arm then hit it with my left arm to get out. Left arm is the one that is hurt, I am stuck in my car. I finally crawl out the other side and luckily the nurses had told the doctor to stay a few more minutes.

                            No cast and for a few days I would have to put it back in place if I accidently moved it.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dreaminOTTB View Post
                              Count me in with the broken arm (and leg) crew. All horse related and I'm too embarrassed to recount the stories. Back to riding after the arm accident, but still finishing up the OT rehab and trying to get the last bits of the scars to heal over (accident was in the beginning of September).

                              I wish someone had suggested the Valium post-surgery, though! That would have been a BIG help, especially when the pain meds were doing so little!
                              They never do . AND when you ask, they treat you like a junkie. Its ridiculous.
                              "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                              ---
                              The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Oxycontin has been removed from the shelves in Canada (due to too many addicts) and cannot be prescribed by doctors any longer. Last year, my DD and her friend were riding bareback on DD's mare when she spooked and took a side step. Both fell off and friend landed on frozen ground and broke her humerus at the shoulder! xrays (not well done the first time), etc. but she never needed surgery either. She was prescribed oxycontin at the time but could not take them. She was so surprised to have so many people tell her "they would take it" if she wanted to give them to her.. she returned them to the pharmacy! People who you would have never thought would be in pain or anything (and they were not), but there is/was such trafficking with that drug...

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                  Those special ads on COTH pages are a hoot.

                                  Reading thru this broken arm thread, the ad on the top banner is this:


                                  ---"The Ultimate Arm Sling(R)
                                  www.armsling.com
                                  Cotton spandex arm slings - great comfort and a perfect fit."---

                                  YES! YES! YES! I forgot I got 2 of these slings and absolutely love them. You will be much more comfortable by taking the stress off of your shoulder and back. I got mine at the local Rite Aid, they come in khaki and black.

                                  Comment

                                  • Original Poster

                                    #18
                                    Just ordered one of the Ultimate slings yesterday. Won't get it till Monday. looking forward to a great design. Thanks for the recommendation!

                                    Of course I now have the fat hand since the swelling had to go somewhere.
                                    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Healing thoughts your way!
                                      I also joined the broke arm club last week, coming off for the first time in 14yrs. Hard spook left, I went right, landing directly on left hand. Broke the Radius at the end, in a bunch of pieces requiring surgery and a plate. I'm always the one telling everybody to tuck and roll. Would have been good to follow my own advice. Lucky for me, I was able to ditch the sling within days!
                                      Hope the new sling is working for you and that you heal fast and well!!!

                                      Comment

                                      • Original Poster

                                        #20
                                        New sling is comfy...the big problem (besides healing too slowly) is problem sleeping...I don't sleep sitting up very well. Will see monday after the 3+ week after break how it's healing.
                                        "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X