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Re: [RC] Poor Renegade - Barbara McCrary

Sandy is right...some people do have SERIOUS reactions to bee and wasp stings.  Another good idea is to carry benadryl antihistamine with you on rides, if you know you are allergic to the stings.  We have it with us when we are managing our ride, as someone occasionally gets stung along the trail.
Barbara McCrary
Ride manager, Swanton Pacific 75/100
"The most beautiful trail in the world"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] Poor Renegade

In a message dated 4/11/2003 9:04:50 AM Pacific Standard Time, sshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

One thing I have solidly learned. Anytime my horse or the horses around
me start REALLY swishing their tails and anyone bucks, I don't even look
around or stop. I TAKE OFF. Get out of there and look later.

No kidding - oh brother! After getting off one day 2 years ago to see why my mare was doing this very thing, and continued to do it even after I dismounted ---- OMG - I was attacked by wasps! Apparently had disturbde a ground hive. I had bites in 7 locations, for a total of over 33 bites. I just hung on for dear life and let my mare barrel on home over about 5 miles - and I don't remember the next few hours, except a sense of excruciating pain all over my body. When I finalyl went into the urgent care, they said next time to come straight in - call 911 - just get in because I had apparently suffered a severe anaphylactic response. NEXT TIME? RIGHT!


Re: [RC] Poor Renegade, SandyDSA