I've been having back pains for about a month now, but I finally went to the doctors today... He thinks I may have a stress fracture in one of my lower vertebrae. He said no running or anything for a quite a while, but the thing that's going to kill me, is no riding! I'm allowed to hop on and walk around a few times a week with the occasional trot, but that's it! I have an X-RAY coming up, and if they can't find the fracture there, then I have to get some MRIs and catscans. And if that doesn't show anything, then even more stuff needs to be done. I'm pretty much crushed right now, because I'm used to riding 4-7X a week.