Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Yes I have 2 crushed discs in my lower spine, they only actulay play up when I'm riding the horse and I've learnt to ignore it, get off the horse and the pain goes away, it is worse with a wide horse. Yoga is out of the question as that realy does hurt my back.
Have tried the muscle soak, I spent a couple of hours in a realy hot bath with some Radox last night. It helped but I'm still walking like john wayne today.
I havent ridden since christmas for the simple reason that I havent had a horse to ride and I HATE riding riding school ponies as I tend to get NOTHING from lessons on them (or certainly the ones round here). I lost stan in August last year but my friend had a dressage horse that she let me play with regularly and I used to ride a huge black section D show horse for someone else. The dressage unfortunatly was PTS in december due to a tumor and the Section D had ringbone which degenerated to the point he is too lame to ride.
This dressage horse I rode yesterday is a replacement for the one who was PTS, it has taken 6 months to find something suitable. She picked him up last week and I had great fun taking him out for a hack and playing for a little bit in the school.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT