September 22nd, 2010
04:26 AM ET

Nevada governor injured after fall from horse

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons was recuperating early Wednesday after he was thrown off a horse, his spokesman said.

Gibbons was riding with his brother Tuesday afternoon near Pyramid Lake when the accident occurred, said spokesman Dan Burns.

The governor is an experienced rider, but the horse had only been saddled for a month, Burns said.

Gibbons was taken to a hospital where he was alert and coherent, but in a lot of pain, the spokesman said.

The governor is able to move his arms and legs, and doctors were evaluating the extent of his injuries, Burns said.

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  1. ron grimes

    The horse was only wanting someone to remove the saddle after wearing it a month. Gov, said he had been saddled for
    a month didn't he.

    September 22, 2010 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
    • improv

      Please tell me you're kidding. What that means is that the horse first had a saddle put on it a month ago and wasn't completely used to it yet. Not that it had been wearing one for one month straight.

      September 22, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. rin gromes

    Well, I hope he got back on.

    September 22, 2010 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. pigmore

    This is definitely going to nag him for some time.

    September 22, 2010 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mama Bear

    The horse did what Nevada voters have wanted to do for a long time; buck this dime store cowboy. He's all hat and no cattle!

    September 22, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. Irving Piscuitowicz

    Must be God trying to send him a message. I'm sure he didn't get it, though.

    September 22, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. lesainDE

    Ugh....being a horse trainer , and over the age of 30 it hurts like HE** to be thrown. Man Im sure he is really sore. Poor guy!

    September 22, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. A CNN Reader

    ROFLMLWAO Ron Grimes, I said the SAME THING before I even saw the comments... I needed a good laugh this morning 🙂

    September 22, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. moldy

    Actually Gibbon's was ingaging in risky behavor. Professor Nutt (retired) from the UK notes that riding a horse is more dangerous than taking Ecstasy. I'll bet his exwife is laughing her butte off!

    September 22, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Brieske

    I just love how politicians and the media are. Here is story in which the governor of Nevada falls from a horse and there is a more detail provided than Illinois Rep. Jackson Jr. provided regarding his type of riding story.
    Jackson basically said, I got caught cheating (hitting up a contributor for airfares for his girlfriend to fly to participate) but it's a private personal matter so I am not talking about it.
    Hogwash. Not a private matter when the taxpayers pay your wages.

    September 22, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Guess Who

      So what is the penalty for committing adultery in America? Is it Sharia Law to stone him to death? One of your masters Newt Genrich does the cheating all the time. If you get my drift where is the Sharia Law now coming from? Other than his wife divorcing him and the voters decide.

      September 22, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. bailoutsos

    Now if he had been riding a GOP elephant, it would not have happened.

    September 22, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Harry

    Who ever heard of a jacka$$ falling off a horse!

    September 22, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. lub

    The doctors said he was coherent. This is a major development.

    September 22, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. Huh?

    was there a burr under the saddle?

    September 22, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |