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post #1 of 5 Old 05-29-2009, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Wink Trail Riding w/Back injuries

Last year I had a serious horse accident that resulted with a broken back.
Miracles happened, and I have healed up nicely and have been cleared to ride again!! I only trail ride on gaited horses, but often, if the gaited isn't close to perfect, or my posture is not correct, I get that 'pounding' (my body coming down, as the horse is coming up) that is hard on me.
I've researched dozens of ortho/therapy type pads from all tack vendors, (and trust me, there are a lot of them), they cost anywhere from 100-300 apiece, meaning, you can't just try 'em out at this price.
My question.......does anyone have a back issue that requires a special pad that they could unquestionably recommend, and if so, what brand / kind is it, and where could I get it from?
I would greatly appreciate any help along this line.
I can happen the slow walk, but when the horse speeds up to gait, it can be painful.
thanks all!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-29-2009, 08:03 PM
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I injured my back in a horse fall about 1 1/2 years ago. Fractured 3 transverse processes cracked 1.
I haven't found a tush cushion that helps much, but when I first started riding again I used a brace.
I found the Cincher to be the best one for the female frame. It keeps you sitting up straight and I think that helps more than anything..
I've seen it from $40-50 on different web sites so shop around.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-29-2009, 09:42 PM
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I have scolioasis in back. It's so bad that the doctor had told me that I might need an operation. But he is giving me a year and if it gets worse, I'll need an operationg. Right now I ride and I don't get any pain. I just use a normal riding pad....But I suppose mine is defiently different...

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-04-2009, 08:25 PM
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I have/had a compression fracture of T5 and T6 in my spine from a fall off my horse. These are just about at your bra strap on your back (to give you an idea). Oddly enough, when I ride it's my lower back that hurts the most, and it hurts when I get off, not actually when I ride. I'm pretty certain I have arthritis in my spine, hips, knees... and I know I have it in my feet as I've had them x-rayed as I've had a lot of problems.

I've not heard of or tried the saddle pads you are talking about. I'm not sure how they'd really help, as your spine is still absorbing a lot of the movement of the horse.

I ride, and then take 2 tylenol ;)

I'm 50 years old, so that's working against me as well. But I think it's better to keep active and keep moving.

Good for you for riding again!!
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-04-2009, 10:13 PM
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One thing you might consider is a soft brace that will just kind of provide some extra support until you can get the muscles built up some more. I don't know if it would help but it is another option.

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