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Old 08-18-2005, 05:54 AM   #16
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Horse injuries can be very scary and serious. My cousin died after falling off a horse (she cracked her head open). Madonna has some nasty injuries, but it could have been much worse.

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Old 08-18-2005, 12:40 PM   #18
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Originally posted by ruffian

i know...i ride competitively and i've seen lots of accidents. You can be careful and pay attention to safety, but it's impossible to avoid all the risk. you basically weigh the enjoyment with the disadvantages.
What is your discipline?

I used to do a bit of combined training (what Reeve was doing when he was injured for those who don't know). I was great fun, but you had to realise you could be seriously hurt or even killed. I was never hurt badly from falls (though when I was a young kid I had loads of them), but I know people who suffered permanent damage from riding injuries. And there have been people I know from shows and competitions (I didn't know them well) who died from their injuries.

I always wondered when I see you user name if it's partly after the horse Ruffian? Or are you really a brutal person?

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