|This is not me, but it looks like the fall I took!|
Merciless flies hovered around the horses heads, driving them crazy, so we cut our ride short and headed for home. And eager trot, became a snorting sideways canter as Rolex passed Harley. That got his blood up. When John said, "Jump!", Harley did just that, only he went in at the log sideways, and stiff like a pogo stick. He cleared it, then realized he was heading for a sapling. Rolex, already heading into the woods (and Harley, always the follower) veered right to avoid the trees made Harley spin sideways and I must have looked just like the pictured rider--went off sideways. I tucked and rolled to get out of the way of both horses feet, but I must have landed in a way that messed up my shoulder.
Getting back on was painful. I couldn't use my right arm to pull myself up. But it was remount or walk! We made it back without too much difficulty. Harley spooked at some deer, but we got home safely. First thing I did was put an icepack from our cooler on my shoulder, leaving poor John to play groom and take care of the horses.
So it looks like I'm out of the saddle for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping it's just strained/sprained and not a bad tear in the rotator cuff. It's the same shoulder I hurt a couple of years ago in a fall. Maybe my next purchase at the tack shop will be some of that stuff you spray on your saddle to make it sticky! Better yet, just sit up, Lisa!