Sunday, July 25, 2010

Excitement in Wyoming

Hello all! This is Weeb from my cousin's house in WY. We arrived here yesterday just in time to take a walk across some of their property before dark.

It is beautiful here! Sukey and her husband Rod have a wonderful many hundred acre ranch with a herd of 200 head of beef cattle, 5 dogs, and about a dozen horses.

We got up at 6 this morning to go on a trail ride across the property before it got too hot here (one of the things Becca and I were MOST excited about for this trip.)

Unfortunately things didn't go as planned... Sukey had warned us that her and her husband hadn't been riding much recently and that the horses might be "fresh". So we put Rick on the quietest horse and Becca and I were prepared to deal with fresh horses... or so I thought.

We were mounting up right outside the barn and I was sitting on my horse waiting when he suddenly started bucking and I was SO close to saving myself but went off the side and landed on my lower back slamming my head into the hard ground.

I can't give a first hand description of what happened next because I was knocked out... but apparently Rick jumped off his horse to get to me and Becca called 911 because I was unconscious and making scary noises. An ambulance came and I don't remember anything until I was half-way to the hospital (although apparently I was awake and talking before that, just disoriented).

I've had both a CT of my head and x-rays of my lumbar spine because I have a pretty good bump/scrape there, and everything looks fine! I'm going to be pretty sore for a couple of days... but it could have been a lot worse!

It was a pretty exciting day! And not a total waste... SInce I passed out on the couch when we got back from the hospital Rick got to go on a "man afternoon" with my cousin's husband and they are off shooting prairie dogs (sure sounds like something he will love!)

Love to all! We'll see you in a little over a week!

P.S. sorry about no pictures! Haven't made it to WalMart yet to get the missing connection cord for our camera! Be patient! They will come!

1 comment:

  1. We are so excited and anxious to see you both arrive safely back in New England. Enjoy your last few days because you know everyone will want a piece of you! Weeb.. we are so glad you are ok. What a freaky thing. Sorry Rick you had to witness that! We love you and be safe.
    Mom and Dad and Josh