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Re: [RC] [RC] Poor Renegade - Laurie Durgin

I hate it when this thread comes up, I try to forget this,when riding. I have taken desentization shots now for 4.5 years, almost through, 1/10 as allergic as I used to be. If you have any type of reaction beyond a couple of inches of the sting ,you are likely allergic and will become more so with each exposure, to the point where you can sweal up(throat, and heart stop). See an allergist.Take shots if you can and always carry an epipen. Stay away from perfumes, yellow and floral clothing, much less open toed shoes.
And always warn others riders if you know of any on the trail. I also wouldn't ride through them. I would go around them about 100-200 feet if possible. Laurie and Rascal

From: SandyDSA@xxxxxxx
To: sshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx, RideCamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC]   Poor Renegade
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 12:17:31 EDT

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!


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