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    06-02-2012, 11:32 PM
  #3131
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by corgi    
Glad Pepper is ok! That is scary.... I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (hence the screenname) that was attacked by another dog once. He was picked up and shaken like a chew toy. Still can't get the image out of my head. I could't believe there was no blood but we couldn't touch him on his right side for over a week. Vet said it was bad bruising.
Ya she seemed ok til I was driving home and I reached back to pet her and she yelped and she is getting up very slowly right now. Poor thing she IS 11 years old.
     
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    06-02-2012, 11:37 PM
  #3132
Trained
Yes that is very true
When I fell Marc was more scared that I had broken something
I just have to practice dismounting be cause my right side
Does not work well
     
    06-03-2012, 01:49 AM
  #3133
Super Moderator
CW. Well, the worse is over. Glad you are OK.

Is there anyone more agile that can teach her how to let a rider dismount from the right?

I know when I was doing a lot of work with the RDA that people who had had a stroke, found it easier to dismount from the right.
With your right side being weak you might find it easier doing it 'incorrectly' to lift your left leg over the saddle.

Hunter How frightening. I hope she is OK. I know dogs but not the Pitbulls as they are banned in the UK. Separating two fighting dogs can be very risky. Separating a dog that has a jaw that locks must be something else.

I always keep Arnica tablets and cream handy, it is brilliant for bruising - human and animal.
     
    06-03-2012, 01:53 AM
  #3134
Trained
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
CW. Well, the worse is over. Glad you are OK.

Is there anyone more agile that can teach her how to let a rider dismount from the right?

I know when I was doing a lot of work with the RDA that people who had had a stroke, found it easier to dismount from the right.
With your right side being weak you might find it easier doing it 'incorrectly' to lift your left leg over the saddle.

Hunter How frightening. I hope she is OK. I know dogs but not the Pitbulls as they are banned in the UK. Separating two fighting dogs can be very risky. Separating a dog that has a jaw that locks must be something else.

I always keep Arnica tablets and cream handy, it is brilliant for bruising - human and animal.
My friend Hunter may come over Wed to help me I still will need my hubby too
My right knee will buckle if I use that
     
    06-03-2012, 03:13 AM
  #3135
Yearling
Aw no CW Im sorry you fell so glad you are ok! You got your first fall out of the way so its not likely to happen again for a looooong time hope your next ride goes well for you!

Hunter- poor Pepper! I don't even know what I would do if a Pit grabbed my little girl, that must have been terrifying! So glad your friend was able to get her free from him.
     
    06-03-2012, 06:03 AM
  #3136
Super Moderator
CW, I did wonder if it would hold up. The only other suggestion is that you get off the army way, and you can do this at a mounting block. Keep your left foot in the stirrup binging your right leg over (I know you do this western) and then take the weight on your arms when your leg is over and remove your left foot from the stirrup when your right is level with it.

I am giving myself a break. My halo is shining! I have taken the dogs a long walk, got some planting done, then came in and made five quiches (sounds better than cheese flan) mixed up about 10 lbs of pastry, 20 lb of crumble both of which are in the freezer, which I need to clear as lambs are back from slaughter next Friday.

It is going to rain looking at the clouds, it will do more good than harm. The local farmers were all carting silage last two days getting in believing in the weather forecast. They were right to do so.

Whenever the tractors and trailers are hauling around here it causes chaos. The lanes are very narrow and few passing places. Locals see a tractor and immediately either pull in, if they are near one, or reverse to one they have passed. Incomers or tourists sit in their cars waiting for the tractor to reverse or refuse to pull in far enough to the side in case they get their car dirty.
Many complain about tractors using the road - they want food on their plates don't they?

One thing I can never get over is the good condition of the roads in the USA, compared to many places here logging roads are better kept - they are certainly a lot wider!
     
    06-03-2012, 09:56 AM
  #3137
Foal
CountryWoman, glad to hear it went well until the bucking and dismount. If you could have a good trainer work with you just a few times it might make a big difference. For myself just getting back to it, I would have a hard time riding independently yet and working with my instructor everytime gives me that much more confidence and am inching my way back to riding independently soon. Dismounting is a struggle for me as well because of chronic low back pain. We are still working on ways to dismount that will be easier on me and Nuggles. So far the best for me (but not him) is standing up in both stirrups, taking my right leg out first while standing and bearing weight on the horn, keeping my left leg in the stirrup as I swing my right leg over, and take my left leg out when my right leg is back on the ground. It's all my back can handle

Byvthe way CW you look great up there! I'll post photos of Nuggles who looks so much like your Belle.

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    06-03-2012, 11:49 AM
  #3138
Trained
My main problem is swinging my right leg over quickly
You see I have a disability on my right side
So its a little different.
Today my whole body is sore
On Wed Hunter 65 may come down to help me out
Thank you I wish the dark clouds were not there

My hubby came up with an idea he suggests I sit on a chair back wards
And practice swinging my right leg over I will hold the back of the chair
     
    06-03-2012, 12:18 PM
  #3139
Foal
That sounds like a great idea CW. Do you do any stretching and strengthening exercises beforehand that could help as well? I always stretch before riding. When I first started riding a few months ago, I could hardly walk the following two days after. Now I'm so much better conditioned from riding 2 to 3 days a week and never have muscle soreness anymore other than low back which is painful 24\7 anyway no matter if I ride or not. I also lost 15 pounds since riding without dieting or even trying to lose. How about yoga? Lots of women from my riding stable do it just for horseback riding and I'm planning to start too. They all say it makes them better riders
     
    06-03-2012, 12:37 PM
  #3140
Yearling
Wow! I go to the woods for a weekend and so much happens on this thread!!

CW I am so glad you finally got to ride!! I think if you schooled Belle, even if you have someone more agile, you could teach her to let you mount (and dismount) from the off side....

Hunter: Your poor beautiful baby! If that was my baby I would be so mad..
I hope she gets better soon, and you pony too...

Lost: I strongly believe our horse companions are a gift from God and that one was not meant for you...the right one will come along very soon.

And welcome to our new over forty member!!

Our big excitement of the weekend was my little boy got his very own horse!!
He is going to be nine in a couple of weeks. He has been riding double for many years with Bill.
This man was camping who was looking to thin his huge herd. He had this little standardbred gelding. He is about six or seven, 14.1 or so, and bay.
He needs some TLC, groceries, teeth, feet are a mess. But he is the quietest little horse, he came from the Amish and will drive anywhere.
Here are some shots of a very happy Bowen and his new horse..Cobilion or Lion for short....



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