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  • Back injury when can i ride again
  • Hip flexor pain from falling off horse

 
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    08-28-2012, 10:49 AM
  #1
Weanling
Getting Back Into Riding After An Injury... What to Expect?

Alrighty!

So, I took a nasty fall off my horse about a year and a half ago, and tore my hip flexor . Me, being a silly teenage girl, decided that nothing was hurt bad enough to go to the hospital, so I let it go and kept riding regularily. When my hip flexor healed, it healed very tightly causing me regular pain.

Then, I fell off about 4 months ago, and landed on that same him. It hurt BAD so I went and got xrays. Turns out because of how tight my hip flexor had healed it was pulling my pelvis and hip together, causing the cartlidge to be worn away. When I fell, I retore my hip flexor and dislocated my hip.

I've spent the last 4 months going to physiotherapy 3 days a week and doing various exercises every night. I've finally been given the "OK" to ride again. My physiotherapist wants me to start off riding western instead of english though, simply because the english position will be hard on my hip at this point.

I have ridden wester in the past, but I've always been english focused.

So, heres the question. What should I expect in switching from Western to English? And, What should I expect when getting back into riding after an injury?

Thanks!
     
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    08-28-2012, 12:27 PM
  #2
Foal
I'm sorry to hear about the injury. I have my first lesson post injury tomorrow, so I'm no actual help.
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    08-28-2012, 12:34 PM
  #3
Weanling
I wish you luck!! How long have you been "Grounded" for?
     
    08-28-2012, 03:26 PM
  #4
Weanling
Anyone?
     
    08-28-2012, 03:37 PM
  #5
Foal
@hailey, I wasn't able to ride for over two years. I have hip problem as well after dislocating it from a fall. I gained almost 60 pounds so I know it's going to be even more difficult. I'm working on getting that weight off as well as getting back into riding.
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    08-28-2012, 03:51 PM
  #6
Weanling
Lauren, Yikes! Im glad I was only off for 4 months. I've gained quite a bit of weight too, im hoping that doesnt throw off my balance too much!
     
    08-28-2012, 03:55 PM
  #7
Showing
One suggestion I have is to look for a saddle with a narrow twist. I find a lot of western saddles are too wide through the twist and I feel like my hips are being pulled apart.
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    08-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
One suggestion I have is to look for a saddle with a narrow twist. I find a lot of western saddles are too wide through the twist and I feel like my hips are being pulled apart.
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If you are going to be buying a new one try a barrel saddle they tend to have a narrower seat and would probably be easier for you to ride.
     
    08-28-2012, 04:33 PM
  #9
Weanling
Im going to be leasing a horse, and using thier tack. So I really don't get a say, I hope its a saddle that doesnt kill me though :/
     
    08-28-2012, 11:14 PM
  #10
Foal
Take it slow. I tore my ACL while I was owning a three year old and breaking and training her myself. Your horse knows when something is up and often they'll do their best to take care of you and compensate for your balance issues. Don't push yourself though. Also, try stretching on your horse.
     

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