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post #1 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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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..

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post #2 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 03:51 PM
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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...

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post #3 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 03:53 PM
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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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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 youre up for riding, then you should have went to work/school.
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post #5 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 04:21 PM
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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 :)
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post #6 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 04:26 PM
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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:)
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post #7 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 04:34 PM
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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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post #8 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 05:24 PM
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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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post #9 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 05:43 PM
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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!!
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post #10 of 32 Old 09-18-2012, 06:11 PM
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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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