and forth?” The nurse had asked me.
I did as I was told. The nurse was listing many symptoms that she thought I might have, if I had a concussion.
“I’m going to shine a light in your eyes, and all you need to do is look at me,” She said with a concerning voice.
They said I appeared to be dazed, and I had late responses. That was the last thing I wanted to hear. She said if I had any nausea to come back. Of course I had nausea; I just didn’t want to go in the ambulance or to the hospital! The next day my alarm clock went off at five o’clock to get up for the horse show; I was ready to go.
“We’re coming, settle,” Sarah, my sister, yawned.
We got to the horse show and Lauren, my equestrian coach, put us to work! Around three o’clock it was time to get ready. I put on my show clothes, and could not have been hotter. I went to find Lauren where she was schooling Pepper. She gave me a pep talk, as she knew I get nervous about these types of things.
“So remember, make an opening circle, jump the first two cross rails, then the other two. Don’t let him pull the reins out of your hands, OK? Alright, go ahead,” She emphasized calmly.
I completed my opening circle successfully, as well as the first two jumps. However, I noticed toward the end of the jump, Pepper was getting a little frisky. I remembered what Lauren had told me. Take a little, give a little. Unfortunately, he got faster, and started cantering. We cantered over the third jump, but in the process of that,…