NERVE wracking is how Peter Robl described the time he spent lying on the track yesterday after his fall at Scone, reports Racing Network.

Robl said that he could not feel anything from his chest down after his ride My Image buck-jumped and threw him to the turf shortly after the start.

“It was quite nerve-wracking because when I hit the ground I could not feel anything from my chest down,” Robl said.

“It was very nerve-wracking. It probably took 10-15 minutes before I could get some feeling back.

“The ambulance staff at Scone were outstanding and so were the boys in the helicopter. They took every precaution and I think that’s why I’ve had such a good outcome.”

Robl was airlifted to Newcastle’s John Hunter hospital, but was later released and today spoke to TVN from his couch at home.

“I’m a bit stiff and sore, came off a bit worse for wear, but generally I’m pretty good.

Roble’s CT scans were all clear and he endured no breaks or fractures, but he must visit a specialist as a tingling sensation still exits along his arms.

“I’ve still got quite noticeable pins and needles down both arms and I’m very weak in my arms,” Robl said.

“I’m hoping to have them checked out in the next day or so.”

Robl said he was aware the saddle on My Image slipped as the gates opened, but for the next half a dozen strides everything appeared in order.

He said the horse then decided to buck and that’s when he was thrown to the track.

“I’m a bit disappointed because once upon a time I used to be able to ride those horses. I have become a bit soft since I came to Sydney,” quipped Robl.