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post #1 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy I made a stupid mistake...

Okay, so the other day, I was riding bareback by myself; and my horse ran out from under me and I fell off and broke my wrist.

So now I can't ride until August. I've arranged for someone to ride my horse until I can, but I don't know what I'll do with my horse.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 08:03 PM
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It wasn't a stupid mistake. Accidents happen, and it's an "occupational hazard" with horses. Don't get yourself down. (:

This would be a good time to ground/respect work with your horse... simply grooming, stroking, hanging out in the pasture. Not everything in horse ownership is about riding.

Let us know how things go!
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 08:32 PM
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It wasn't a stupid mistake. Accidents happen, and it's an "occupational hazard" with horses. Don't get yourself down. (:

This would be a good time to ground/respect work with your horse... simply grooming, stroking, hanging out in the pasture. Not everything in horse ownership is about riding.

Let us know how things go!
Agreed! You could also try teaching him some tricks or clicker training, lots of ground work, lots of grooming, just visiting. I wasn't injured but my youngest horse was in a wreck we had back in the fall, he was on stall rest for months, then very limited what we have been able to do since then. He is the shiniest horse on the place :) I also think we developed a closer bond in that time even though I wasn't able to ride him and he now plays fetch lol! Don't get too down, get creative and you will both get through it just fine, maybe even better

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post #4 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your idea! The next time I'm at the barn I'll try clicker training him! That would be so cool!

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post #5 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 09:13 PM
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Just do everything you usually do besides riding, fo longer. Sorry about your hand.

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post #6 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your support! I shouldn't have been riding him without anyone there to begin with, so that's why I'm ashamed of it

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Haha thanks!

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 10:29 PM
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I broke my wrist about a year ago, but I'm a slow-healing senior citizen, so let's hope that you'll heal up much faster.

I want to warn you to make sure that the cast is not compressing your wrist & hand! My hand came out 1/4" narrower than the other hand! You must stay on top of all of the different medical people who attend to you, so that this doesn't happen, for one.

Also, after your last cast is removed, don't go without some support on it, just because the x-ray shows no more fracture!

Also, move/grip & open your fingers so that they don't stiffen up!

Good luck!
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post #9 of 11 Old 06-01-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your advice! I use my hand that's in the cast as much as I reasonably can!

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post #10 of 11 Old 06-02-2011, 07:00 AM
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Accidents happen so it's not your fault! It's great someone else will still be exercizing your horse for you!

You can spend all these months to make a tighter bond with your horse. I'd suggest to work with him in freedom (like lunging free in round pen), teaching him to obey voice command (whoa, walk, trot), etc.

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