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post #11 of 30 Old 08-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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I broke 9 rib bones and they still arent healed. Simple and easy answer is stay at home rest for months and dont do any weight lifting and only see your horse when its in its stall and pet it from the opposite side. Staying away from any other potential accidents is a must!
I second this, I am on supervised visitation at the moment, sucks but I'll take it for now.

As for healing time, just follow advice, the best way to get back is to rest when told or needed, then start exercising everything that you can. It's hard work getting fit again, so try to keep as much as you can.

4 weeks out from broken arm, clavicle and multiple broken ribs, my legs are getting a lot stronger, those I can work on.
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post #12 of 30 Old 08-01-2013, 02:52 PM
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Go with the doctors orders.

6Months may seem like a long time but better that than making it worse.

I didn't follow doctors orders after I broke 4 ribs and I was riding etc 2 weeks after the incident....didn't heal up for 6 months and my ribs healed crooked because of it. Which continues causing me problems a year later


So behave! And just spoil the crud outta him so he'll love you when you can ride again
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post #13 of 30 Old 08-01-2013, 03:43 PM
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Gallop im going on 6 months now, and tomorrow im going into surgery to have injections under the ribs to reduce the pain.
Yikes!! that sounds horrible, I guess I best stop sulking at the amount of pain from my ribs at 4 weeks Can you sleep lying down? That is my dream at the moment, to sleep lying down *SIGH*

Hope it works, wishing you a pain free future!
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Nine months? Oh my gosh... Thinking out loud here, Im wondering if it would be horribly bad if I rode before Im fully weight bearing, seeing as I wouldnt be using all my weight on my leg when riding? Ill ask the doctor, though I probably already know the answer Six months does seem like a eternity without riding, plus I wont be able to get anyone to ride him so when I get back on him hes going to be a total nut case... They already put me in a walking boot even though Im not allowed to weight bear (???) and I cant even imagine lugging that thing around for weeks on end. Oh well, I guess this is the price to pay for riding. And Im sure once I can start gaining back even partial mobility where I can take him out to groom him and stuff it wont be so terrible. Sorry for all the broken ribs out their those sound painful.

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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Nine months? Oh my gosh... Thinking out loud here, Im wondering if it would be horribly bad if I rode before Im fully weight bearing,
You see riding MAYBE OK, but falling could be a disaster, don't rush it
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You see riding MAYBE OK, but falling could be a disaster, don't rush it
Oh yes, re breaking will be a total nightmare, eep. I dont know if I could do it again. If I do ride it will be in a enclosed area for a short amount of time. Im also going to have to learn how to mount on the right side... hehe, that will be fun.

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I think you'll be ok with visiting! ;) Is there anybody else that can work him for you while you're out of commission so that he'll be an angel for your first ride back? Maybe you could also find someone who could take you out driving to get your horsey fix?

Sending everyone who's injured/recovering well wishes and thoughts! :)
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Golden i can slightly sleep on my back mainly on my right side the left is a no no!!!! good luck to you too!!!!!

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Nine months? Oh my gosh...
I couldn't ride for 8 months last year due to health limitations (and then took several months to get back in shape). From my experience it doesn't feel as long as it sounds. Don't worry - time will fly for you! Best of luck!

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See if you can find yourself some comfrey tablets and take them.
The old name for comfrey was knit bone because it aids bone healing.

I have never listened to Drs but to my body instead. That tells me what I can or cannot do. If I had listened to them I would never have got back on a horse after a bad smash.

I broke my leg when neighbours got a rescue dog, a Border Collie. This dog would lay in wait at the bottom of their garden and just dart out at horses as they rode down the track parallel to their hedge. My horse just spooked a foot to the side, I hit my leg on a blackthorn tree. It hurt but only when I dismounted at the end of the ride, did I feel I'd better go to ER. I was plastered up to my knee and back at work that afternoon.
Next day the same thing happened to one of my pupils. Third day it happened to another though she just had a bruise.
After the third accident I stopped on the way home, hobbled the few yards down the track and felled the offending tree!
In a few days the horses were taking no notice of the dog which was really not doing anything wrong as it was not leaving their property.
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