old scars (human) and returning to riding
Sorry, but I couldn't find a specific place for sports medicine related to riding. Hopefully someone here will have some suggestions:
I have finally gotten back to riding (hunt seat) after many years being a-ground and I'm staring at 67, which is daunting enough. Now, after a couple of sessions where I've been working hard, I've discovered a problem. A number of years ago I had major colic surgery (me, not my horses) and each place they put a staple/suture is a knot of scar tissue. I have virtually no abdominal body fat, so the knots are rather prominent. I've found that the more correct my seat, the more seriously the abdominal skin rubs over those knots - and the result is quite painful! Saddle sore, heck - that I relish at this point, but I'm at a loss to understand how I can ride correctly unless I can come up with a way to keep the effect of the scar tissue under control.
Any suggestions? I'd imagine that someone who had undergone a c-section might have a comparable problem, especially if they have a tendency to excessive scar tissue formation.
My surgeon just shrugged. He knows better than to suggest that I just give up on riding.
Last edited by oldschoolmarm; 12-08-2010 at 08:32 PM.