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        01-11-2013, 01:31 PM
      #6611
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    Thank you all for the kind words.
    I took a mental day from work yesterday and spent it with my Cody. Boy does that help :P
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        01-11-2013, 01:52 PM
      #6612
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    So I want to the doctors to get the results of my xrays and he said my left knee is inflamed and my right knee is weak
    I have to ice my knee then put heat on it I have to take anti inflamitories
    and I asked If I could ride horses still he said No because of the galloping and movement will put stress on it so sad I cried in the car and Marc said you will ride
    cw I am so sorry about your knee I really hope it hurries up heals fast for you.
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        01-11-2013, 02:17 PM
      #6613
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    So I want to the doctors to get the results of my xrays and he said my left knee is inflamed and my right knee is weak
    I have to ice my knee then put heat on it I have to take anti inflamitories
    and I asked If I could ride horses still he said No because of the galloping and movement will put stress on it so sad I cried in the car and Marc said you will ride
    Well Marc is right, once the inflamed knee has settled that leaves only the weak one to worry about. Make sure the horse you ride is a clam horse and knows the one rein stop so you can pull it up if the need arrises. If it does not, then teach it. Its the first thing I taught Bugs and before I started to riding him and they learn the position very very quickly.

    CW I have a heart condition (it keeps pumping) and one hip is a little worn and does not like it when the horse side steps in a hurry to one particular side. I have to nurse it for half an hour until it settles again while riding. Another thing in the last 4 years none of my horses have bolted further than 20 yards. I does not happen very often but its the one rein stop that brings them under control every time. Its the best riding aid I have.

    Another thing I have found, and the folks I ride have all have made the same comment when I complained of sore knees, get the stirrup length right, to long or to short, can cause the knees to hurt.

    And here is another consideration I have less sore parts after riding Bugs than Stella and that is because Bugs is not as big and wide as Stella. Get a horse that's narrow in the barrel, for me it puts less strain on the hip and knee joints. It was very noticable. After 3 hours on Stella it took days to come right but not with Bugs. No problems right from the start and Bugs takes a wide tree saddle broad back and shoulders but not round in shape.

    Don't give up, another rider I know has two steel hip joints and still rides, and he is in his late 70s

    Cheers all
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        01-11-2013, 02:30 PM
      #6614
    Trained
    Well folks I am NOT listening to the doctor I going to ride still
         
        01-11-2013, 11:09 PM
      #6615
    Yearling
    CW, I think Stan's made some really good points. Something else that helps is a stirrup turner, which lets the stirrup hang straight even if you have a saddle with stiff fenders. I have a pair on my husband's saddle and my knees never hurt after riding that one. You'll get there!

    Critter, it is such a small world, right? Bree's a love, like I said. She lives for hugs and the really nice thing about her is that she is crazy about my hubby as well as me - my previous BC ignored hubby as if he was the dirt under her feet, LOL. I did get a good one. It's a kind of funny story but too long to put here - long story short, it was meant to be that we got her. She has a big brother and a little sister that we had before we got her. Both of them are full-blood BCs, born for herding, with natural instincts.....but terrified of sheep! Bree came to the NBCR rescue from Denver, you may recall, and had been kept part of the time in a garage, and hadn't seen a sheep before coming here. This summer I started herding the sheep by horseback, using Bree to help work, and she even did a great job with that!
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        01-11-2013, 11:43 PM
      #6616
    Foal
    Hi I am 53 and my husband and I live on our 100 acre property near a small town in NSW Australia. I have loved horses all my life. We own 2 thoroughbred x yearling geldings, 3 standardbreds, 2 thoroughbreds and a 22 y old 14.3 hand retired gelding. We trail ride around the arae we we live as it is very quiet out here and there isn't any traffic around.
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        01-12-2013, 12:48 AM
      #6617
    Trained
    Thank you Stan for all the advice
    I will take it to heart and consider it
    Thank you all for your support. My hubby says not to give up
    He will get me riding again
    I love you guys
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        01-12-2013, 12:52 AM
      #6618
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by sunset878    
    Hi I am 53 and my husband and I live on our 100 acre property near a small town in NSW Australia. I have loved horses all my life. We own 2 thoroughbred x yearling geldings, 3 standardbreds, 2 thoroughbreds and a 22 y old 14.3 hand retired gelding. We trail ride around the arae we we live as it is very quiet out here and there isn't any traffic around.
    Welcome Sunset
    Nice to meet you welcome to the forum and this thread
    We are a good group of people
    I have some friends that live in Australia
    Are you being threatened by the fires?

    Hope to see some pictures of your horses
         
        01-12-2013, 12:59 AM
      #6619
    Weanling
    Howdy everyone!
    Blizzarding out there tonight, and dang cold. Negative zero Fahrenheit.
    Off this weekend, hopefully will find time to catch up with you all.
         
        01-12-2013, 01:17 AM
      #6620
    Trained
    Keep warm Prairie Rose
    Don't get too cold
         

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