12/29/2008

Herniated cheek

I am sharing this video because the DOR just loves it! I am doing a bit of sucking up...I owe the DOR some special treatment.

Remember when I launched the DOR and discovered that she can bounce "The DOR can still bounce" Well it turns out she got more than bruised up a bit. She herniated a muscle in her left cheek...I am not talking about her face, but her rear end. She laughs a bit about it, but it causes her trouble when she tries to lift heavy things. It seems that people use the muscles in their rear to help lift things that are heavy like my bales of hay, and here I thought they used their hands. It has left her a protruding spot on her hind end...she isn't happy at all about that because she already has a big ol' rear. It also hurts when she walks up stairs.

I am feeling bad about launching her, I just thought she would bounce. Who knew that she would break her butt, or at least herniate a muscle from landing so hard. Well I have to hand it to her she is tougher than I thought, after all she got back on and rode some more that day. I hope her cheek manages to get back to normal by spring otherwise she might have trouble sitting in the saddle. The DOR says if she can't ride in her favorite saddle she will have to have one made to fit her deformed left cheek and specially built to fit me...not that I am deformed-just in case you were wondering. So if I damage her rear it might mean a new saddle for me, hmmmm this has me wondering. If I rip her clothes can I get a new blanket? What if I stomp her toes and she needs special shoes...can I get a set of Easyboot Epics? Of course if I do all that naught stuff I might only end up getting sent off to "Uncle Bill's Charm School" for a month, where I will have to work my butt off. There will be tarps, flags, frightening trail rides, no peppermints, and I will have to share a feed tub. I think I will just be a good boy and be happy with what I have.

By the way it warmed up enough that I am getting to play nekked! In fact the DOR took all of our tarps off. Freedom rolled and rolled. If the temperatures stay above 30 degrees I will get to stay nekked (the older guys are getting their tarps back when it gets into the 30s), WOOO HOOOO.

Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR

11 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Sorry to hear about the DOR's butt cheek. That's got to hurt. Hang in there I'm sure it will straighten itself out soon and she'll be riding again in no time.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hey Cactus Jack, that was not kind of you. Now the DOR is probably lopsided, I hope she didn't treat you too much over Christmas, you big brute. Anyway, tell her I hope it gets better soon and just to be on the safe side, give her a nice kiss too. :)

fernvalley01 said...

Sorry to hear the DOR is still having trouble after her fall. Low back and butt injuries are the worst , maybe some massage therapy?
Love the video!! absolutely incredible!

ramblingwoods said...

Oh no...We just don't 'bounce' back like we do when we are younger and it's not like you can just rest it and not use it...Bad boy Jack...but I know you wouldn't hurt her on purpose...

Mountain Woman said...

Oh my gosh, your poor DOR! How can she sit at the computer and upload your wonderful pictures, stories and videos. I hope she has a special pillow to make her comfy. That is one painful injury.

Lux said...

That video was just amazing!

I'm so sorry about your DOR's hind end! I hope it gets better soon!

Leah Fry said...

Yeah, you just THINK she still bounces. I can tell you with all authority that we women of a certain age most decidedly do NOT bounce, or at least not in ways we want to!

Andrea said...

Your poor DOR! I sure hope she feels better soon! It sounds really painful.

And I love that video. I have watched a dozen times and never tire of it. It amazes me how Stacy can sit there so pretty while the horse spins like that!! Amazing. Stacy and I went to the same college. :)

The W.O.W. factor said...

Hello Cactus Jack! I've missed you! Why didn't you waddle your 'fat appy hiney' over here and help?? Maybe my hiney wouldn't be sore like your DOR's!!

Cheryl said...

Hey, Jack, I've got a pinched nerve in my back and a numb left leg AND cheek (and not on my face!)...I went in for more torture today (I mean, tests)...had electrical shocks on my leg and thigh and then I got poked with needles! NO FUN! Hope the DOR gets better. Sometimes these things just take time!

squirrelmama said...

Shame on you, Cactus Jack, and please NO MORE LAUNCHING of the DOR! If you are interested in becoming a launch pad, you can apply to be the Official Appaloosa for NASA and move to Florida.
We love you anyway but please, play nice!

 

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