Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Oh no, mentally she's raring to go and she's a darn good barrel horse - but her hips are partially fused to her spine. I *could* ride her, and for a couple months I tried bute, but I didn't like the idea of medicating her for my own gain. I love her to pieces and if retirement is the only way she's not uncomfortable, then that's what my baby gets.
I'm tempted to get x-rays done to confirm there's calcification, but I had a chiropractor out last winter and he said it wasn't even worth him coming out since it had already calcified, couldn't be broken up without consequence.
So now she gets groomed, fed, loved on, and now we're starting to play some ground games! I was wondering though...she'll run and buck with the young'ns out in the field, which means it isn't the movement she has issues with, moreso the weight on her back. What about driving? Just a tiny 2 wheel thing so it's not heavy, but is it not easier for a horse to pull than carry?
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly