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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Well, the show went really well until Easter morning at 10:30. Saturday we WON the Freestyle class, and this morning we placed in a huge class. Then came Freestyle.

All the trot work was the best we have ever done. Smooth, fluid, fun and right on the music. As we did the walk on the long rein, the table cloth on a table near the arena blew up, and Falcao lost it. I didn't fall hard, and the arena had recently been dragged, but I am a multiple concussion person, so it no longer takes much of a blow to bring one on.

I was put on a back board and loaded on an ambulance. I never realized how rough the roads here can be! When we got to ER the doctor met us at the door, checked me out, and let me off the back board. What a relief!

I had to submit to a Cat scan, and it came out fine. No major problems. So here I sit with a slight headache, facing a day off from work tomorrow unable to drive (for tomorrow at least) and no Falcao.

I hope the time off is just one day. As far as riding, it will probably be a week before I can get back on.

It was real cute when they went to load Falcao to go home. He walked past me unconcerned, but when they asked him to get on the trailer, he turned to look at me. They asked again, he took one step and again looked back at me. When he was on, he stuck his head out and again looked. He was so sweet. Even when he was panicked, he didn't go far and stayed near me despite the "Big Red Monster".

I will be patient with myself. I will keep y'all up on what my scrambled brain is doing to me. I hope this day and tomrrow are the only problem days.

I hope y'all have had a great Easter!
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  • SHARON632
    Beth, I lost track of our team thread and never knew you had been hurt. I hope by now you are well on the road to recovery. Don't rush things but give yourself time to heal. Head injuries are nothing to fool with.

    BTW, CONGRATS on losing 100 pounds. You have done a great job with the weight loss and with your determination the rest of those pounds will be history also. Take good care of yourself.

    4824 days ago
    OH NO! I'm glad you're not seriously injured!!! And congrats on winning the Freestyle class and placing in the other class. :D
    4833 days ago
    OMG Beth, how scary. I'm so glad you didn't get seriously hurt. What a disappointment not to finish but we know it wasn't Falcao's fault. Such a sweet horse to be worried about you. Take care.
    4836 days ago
  • KSPILLS713
    Sorry for the fall, Beth. At least the only thing damaged was your pride! Glad neither you or Falcao were injured. Feel better soon.
    4836 days ago
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