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Two of my lessons cancelled yesterday and it wasn't too cold so I saddled up River, my favorite school horse, and had a little ride....I actually managed about 1/2 hour before my hip locked up and the pain got excruciating. I was riding around with my feet out of the stirrups just to stretch my legs out, and my hips aren't even vaguely symmetrical any more. Back in the 90's I had huge crash off Bailey, she stepped on my back and kicked me in the SI joint. It didn't seem that bad at the time and I got right back on, but I think my back took chong from the tong more than I realized.

I'm gonna ride good old River a few times a week now that the weather's nice and see if I can get loosened back up--when I do get on my hands and my seat are right there, I don't even have to think about it, so if I can get my legs working again I might have a shot at really riding again.

Date: 2011-04-22 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shalimar-98.livejournal.com
is happily jealous for you :)

I haven't gotten brave enough to really ride since I hurt my back. Have hopped on and walked to cool out a horse but thats it. On the flipside have made strides in my equine massage technique since I have lots of ground time.

Also of note yours is the second River horse I've heard of. I dealt with a no spot app named River years ago, cool horse had I been looking at the time.

Date: 2011-04-22 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elegant-bonfire.livejournal.com
River is a 20 yr. old 16.2 hand dark bay OTTB. He's absolutely honest and laid-back, so I don't have to worry about riding around with my feet out of the stirrups and having him spook or take off or something.

I'm actually thinking of getting a seat saver and putting some extra padding under one seat bone to see if that will even them out, once I get fit again.

Date: 2011-04-22 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dejla.livejournal.com
Ouch. Sorry about the pain.

Chiropractor, maybe?

I know how you feel. The doctor gave me a scrip for a spinal x-ray because I'm having so much pain on my left side when I sit for longer than about thirty minutes.

Date: 2011-04-22 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elegant-bonfire.livejournal.com
I don't know if the chiropractor could do anything or not. I had that left hip x-rayed years ago, and it already had a quarter-size spot where the cartilage was worn right off, and that was before falling and getting kicked in the back. I'm hoping once my leg muscles get back in shape they'll help support that side.


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