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    09-18-2012, 04:48 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Do you still ride when your sick?

Im sick.. not like too bad.. curling over dying.. but like a have a cold.. If I stay home .. sometimes my parents wont let me ride.. I think that the fresh air helps me feel better though LOL..

Do you still ride if you have a cold?
     
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    09-18-2012, 04:51 PM
  #2
dee
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It depends. If my Alleve-D works, I'll ride. If riding doesn't make me feel worse, I'll ride, because it's a cinch I'll feel better riding than sitting on a couch or in the bed feeling sorry for myself.

If I have something that is more serious than a cold, I'd probably skip the ride. Don't want to make anyone else sick...
     
    09-18-2012, 04:53 PM
  #3
Showing
If I'm sick enough to stay home from work, I'm sick enough to make it not safe for me to go to the barn.
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    09-18-2012, 05:12 PM
  #4
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Agree with JustDressageIt. If I stay home from work, the only place I will think about going is the doctor and pharmacy. Other than that, I stay home.

If you stay home for a cold from work/school and feel like you're up for riding, then you should have went to work/school.
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    09-18-2012, 05:21 PM
  #5
Foal
Normally I don't ride when I feel sick, have headaches or body aches, or if my allergies are bad. I am pretty resilient, so I am not sick often but when I am it is normally worse than a common cold. Also, I won't be able to ride my best while sick, so why risk having a bad ride or getting hurt?

I am in a similar situation, not feeling sick sick but not 100%. Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment for my headaches and will miss school. Free time = horses for me, so hopefully I can get my mom to let me ride :)

But, when I stay home from school on those AMAZING days, I end up going out by the horses to "get fresh air". And then normally one needs to be brushed, but since I already have them out, and the saddle is right there.... Just make sure to be finished riding by the time anyone gets home :)
     
    09-18-2012, 05:26 PM
  #6
Weanling
I just got a pretty nasty cold this past week (still trying to get over it! UGH) I called in sick to work one day then went out one day this weekend. I wasn't really feeling up to riding so I just did some liberty work with my horse then let him graze. The fresh air felt really good but after a half hour I just wanted to go home and sleep. In all honestly I probably should not have been even driving I was so "out of it".

I agree with others...if I call into work or school then I don't go out that day. I would just focus on getting better:)
     
    09-18-2012, 05:34 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Im almost constantly sick so if it isnt horrible like raw throat throwing up or something serious diagnosed by a dr yes i'll still ride.
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    09-18-2012, 06:24 PM
  #8
Trained
Riding makes me feel better, even if it's just plodding around...So yes, I do ride when I'm sick. Last year my eyes were swollen and puffy and watering and my nose wouldn't stop running but as soon as I got up on my horse my eyes stopped watering and so did my nose and I felt better, and actually felt alive. Haha.
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    09-18-2012, 06:43 PM
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Foal
It depends how sick I am! I had a cold this weekend and still rode but then I had an allergic reaction and didnt ride because I felt too horrible and was too out of it from the medicine!!
     
    09-18-2012, 07:11 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Depends. I have a cold right now and I have been riding. The fresh air does do you good :) But last week I had conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, the works so I didn't ride :( I didn't even see my horse, apart from our the window.
     

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