Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SouthEast Texas
• Horses: 0
I'm an old guy.....soon to be 59.
I've lead a perty-eventfull life and there aint a day goes by that I don't hurt from one old injury or another. And yeah, like you, some days I look at my horse and wonder if I realy want to get on or not. But I allways do. I guess that I have to....because the only other option is to quit. And once ya start quiting, quiting gets easier each time...and the next thing you know, it's become a habit.
I don't know what kind of riding you do but you might look into a different saddle. And get one with enough size that you got's something to set down into....AND something to hang onto.
I don't see how in this world these youngsters stay on those English saddles....or one of them new-fangled lightweight fabric rigs either. And use a girth strap, breast-collar and head-tie if you got to. The important thing is that you get back on.
Good luck in your endevors.