This past Saturday I had my usual lesson (which was great btw) on Dexter. When I was cooling off, Dexter spooked and darted and apparently I fell off and hit my head on the arena wall while doing so. I can’t really remember that part though, 911 was called and I was ambulanced to the local hospital. My body was fine, but sore and my head hurt like hell. I got a CT scan and the results showed a very tiny subdural brain bleed, plus a concussion. They admitted me overnight in the ICU and I got another CT in the morning and luckily the bleed has gotten better, but I had to stay another night (on the regular floor) due to my head pain and balance. I luckily got home early yesterday evening. Sadly, I was told I can’t ride for 3 months now and I have to go back in for another CT in three weeks. Overall I was lucky I had my helmet on and nothing worse had happened! Time to get a new helmet!
My name is Kate, I am a 17 year old and a Junior in high school. I have been riding since I was 10 years old, I have never owned due to me having non-horsey parents but I have had gotten a chance to lease 2 summers ago. Unfortunately, in August of 2015, my health have started to go downwards, so I had to stop ridding and soon stop going to school after seeing many many doctors I was finally diagnosed with many chronic illnesses (hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue) which pretty much turned my life upside down. But it never stopped me from wanting to ride again. After 14 months of not riding, I was finally able to get back in the saddle in the beginning of January 2017. It will be awhile before I start competing again and also for me to figure out how my diseases will interact with my riding.
This blog should consist of many things, my life, horsey stuff, reviews and what not and I am always open to suggestions!