So where now.....
Well I have to admit it is my first break when upon arriving at A and E I haven't asked some frustrated and baffled looking doctor how soon it would be until I got back on a horse, stressing that I was the most important person to fix asap as it was my livelihood didn't he know! Actually lay quite patiently for my CT scan with my head nicely strapped down. Firstly, thinking how flipping amazing the guys who work in the NHS are, secondly wondering whether I ever want to get back on a horse, or whether there is more to life and something else out there for me.
So I've spent over a decade, day in day out training, riding, learning any which way I can. Passionately wanting to be the best in a sport I love, which involves incredible creatures. No natural talent, limited finance all the way. Hard work and drive got me further than most belived I'd get, not as far as I'd of liked. Good times though, amazing journey. Encountered some bastards and some amazing people. For a sport, which let's face it is very competitive, now hugely commercial and often lacks loyalties there are some awesome people out there. The riders taking on the good horses I'd been producing come to mind, adament I can have them back if I decide I want to.
The awesome crew at Boomerang, big up Lucy, who had the for thought to unzip and carefully remove my chaps to prevent them from getting cut off, which did unfortunately happen to the rest of my clothes, damn. Lynn for refusing to let me move or rub my neck, saved my ass there, and Russ for trying to ring my mum, managing to knacker my phone in the process! Ps, sorry about the hole I made in the arena, and the tyre marks on the grass.
So, maybe I will see the light and take up a more sensible profession. Going to give home baking a go when I ditch the neck brace, Nigella Moss?! Maybe not but definitely more chance than being Kate Moss. Or maybe not.
For now I have amazing friends, love Laura for coming to see me and doing a face swap using her new phone app. Lots of things to catch up on. Hoping anyone jumping horses i've produced kicks arse, especially Harrison on Matty (Darko Supreme). And to all my friends, foe and competitors, good luck, enjoy the sport we all love, it's dangerous but we all know that.
Ps, ditch the fixed peaks, can't prove it but I swear mine did not help my cause.