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    08-11-2009, 04:37 PM
  #11
Started
Good luck, I hope it goes well!
     
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    08-12-2009, 09:43 AM
  #12
Started
GOOD LUCK!!! Hope everything goes well!
:)
I start my riding lessons again on Monday after not riding for 2.5 months.
     
    08-12-2009, 09:44 AM
  #13
Yearling
Well tomorrow is the big day!
I am so excited!
Yesterday all my stuff came. The Bridle I got is black leather and smells so good. I put it all together with the bit. I like the riding pants except they are a bit thick for as warm as it is, so I think tomorrow I will wear my stretch jeans with my paddock boots and 1/2 chaps...I will have to figure out what to do with my thick hair under my hard hat.
Today when I go out to see my horse I will set up a Lesson for my horse and I. It will be a ground work lesson on the lounge line. This will be with the dressage instructor at my barn. She is a Gold Medalist and I like the way she gives intructions. I opted to take the riding lessons at a different place because it was less money, and I am want to introduce my self to it slowly!
Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement.
Goldi..I hope it will not be long and you too will ride again...
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    08-12-2009, 11:58 AM
  #14
Weanling
Good luck and take it easy!! And get photos!!


I have my whole knee ligaments reconstructed I had to take it easy from soccer and riding for a while but now im fine
     
    08-12-2009, 12:19 PM
  #15
Foal
C-Spine protection...

With any neck injury, I would think about buying a foam-style neck collar.
If you google racing (car, etc) protective gear, you will find these foam collars that are not too awful to wear. They are simple doughnut-style devices that should be easily explained away, if you feel the need to.
Think of it this way, if you (Lord forbid) should re- injure your neck, you will be done riding. With a good helmet, and the collar, your chances of injuring or re-injuring your cervical vertebrae should be greatly decreased.

Try this link to jegs.com to see what they look like

Simpson Neck Supports - JEGS

-only my opinion ... Lw
     
    08-13-2009, 09:48 AM
  #16
Yearling
Hey everyone,
Thanks for all the well wishes..
Thanks loose wolf.
I will check it out. My neck is okay now, It has a solid fusion. The chances of having a faliure above or below that fusion are very evident. Especially since I am not that old. I will do my best to take care of myself as I ride.
Over the last year I have done a lot of preperation for this...
I think it is very very important to strengthing the neck muscles as they are in place to protect the spine..
It is risky yes, but like I said can't keep me from doing it...It is like driving...I have to drive and ride in a car and these days I swear that is more risky then horses sometimes...
I have often wondered about wearing a neck collar while riding..lol

So this morning will be my first lesson...I am very excited! I really like the instructor and the facility. Tomorrow I will have my groundwork training session at my barn with my horse...
Here we go!!
HP
     
    08-13-2009, 09:55 AM
  #17
Yearling
Today's the day!! Let us know how it goes!
     
    08-14-2009, 09:19 AM
  #18
Yearling
Hey Everyone.
The lesson was awesome!!!
The instructor told me that I looked pretty darn good for not having ridden regularly for as long as it has been. She said she can tell I know how to ride and I only am a bit rusty she said my seat is really nice.

Some of the things I have to work on it looking forward...haha..I even had my sunglasses on..so I know my head must look down...lol

I am a bit loose and I think that comes from lack of muscles...
My hands and elbows are in great alingment and my leg could go a bit further back.

I tried to get her to take a picture but no luck.
Today I may invest in a recorder because I will have my training lesson with my horse. I really want to take a recording of that.

So This morning I am feeling sore in my inner thigh muscles...hehe!
My neck surprisingly felt great until about the last 10 minutes. Which was because I found myself shrugging my shoulders. Plus I was looking down and I need to work on that and it may have contributed to the soreness there.
The real test is how I am feeling this morning which is not as bad as I thought I would fee.
My neck feels good, but as I said before my thighs are a bit sore...lol

I am excited about the lesson and will go back either next week or the week after. On Tuesday I am going over to her ranch to take a bunch of photographs for her. She has some horses she needs photographed for lease and sale.

It is an option for me to lease a horse there if I wanted and give my self the opportunity to ride more often than in a lesson. But I am not sure I can afford that too.
My horse needs some training before I am going to get on him and....I need to get a saddle for him.
So...the lesson was great and fun and I can not wait to do it all over again.
I can not wait to get my own horse to the place I can have lessons on him, but as I realized yesterday I need to physically build up a better stamina...hehe..
He will probably be ready in a month or so..Yay!
Thanks everyone for all the well wishes and encouragement. It was almost like a dream come true considering what all I have been through in the last 5 years. I never would have even thought I could still ride! Wow...brings a warm fuzzy to my heart to know I still can and that the instructor said she can see I know what I am doing and I am just a bit rusty around the edges...
What a blessing..
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    08-14-2009, 09:28 AM
  #19
Yearling
I'm glad you had a good lesson :) I was wondering how it went!
     

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