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post #101 of 4528 Old 06-28-2013, 12:06 PM
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. Fayeds,

Are you diabetic? I saw a commercial on TV tonight about something called Diabetic Nerve Pain, did not hear all of the commercial, but something about sharp tingling with pins and needles pain in the lower legs and feet.

Yeah, I keep seeing that commercial as well, but although that is exactly my symptoms, I do not have diabetes. And after hearing some of the side effects of that medication "Lyrica", even if I were diabetic, I don't think I would be willing to try it...

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post #102 of 4528 Old 06-28-2013, 12:17 PM
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Yeah, I keep seeing that commercial as well, but although that is exactly my symptoms, I do not have diabetes. And after hearing some of the side effects of that medication "Lyrica", even if I were diabetic, I don't think I would be willing to try it...
A lot of medicines are worse than the illness that they are supposed to treat.

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post #103 of 4528 Old 06-28-2013, 11:35 PM
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nice to be be here too

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post #104 of 4528 Old 06-28-2013, 11:40 PM
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Question people, when you are older and the ground hurts, and you just want to have fun, is it worth paying big bucks for a mare, not so much that she is awesomely trained, but than when I ride her I feel SAFE, and competent.
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post #105 of 4528 Old 06-29-2013, 12:00 AM
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I see nothing wrong with spending what you can or want to on a mare that would make you happy.
I've had my mare 8yrs. Now, she was 3yrs. When I got her with 30 days of riding, we spent alot of time getting to know each other and learning to trust each other too. I couldn't be happier with her, she may not be well trained like some horses but she gives me her all!

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Question people, when you are older and the ground hurts, and you just want to have fun, is it worth paying big bucks for a mare, not so much that she is awesomely trained, but than when I ride her I feel SAFE, and competent.

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post #106 of 4528 Old 06-29-2013, 01:21 AM
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Good evening
As I get older my knees are really bothering me lately
I got the news from my doctor that I can't ride anymore

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post #107 of 4528 Old 06-29-2013, 01:39 AM
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Awww I am so sorry to hear that :(
But there are many things you can do with horses that does not involve riding.....do you have horses at home or boarded somewhere?

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As I get older my knees are really bothering me lately
I got the news from my doctor that I can't ride anymore

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post #108 of 4528 Old 06-29-2013, 02:39 AM
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Awww I am so sorry to hear that :(
But there are many things you can do with horses that does not involve riding.....do you have horses at home or boarded somewhere?
I will absolutely agree with this statement!

I have had Fayde for over a year now and we have been having so much fun relearning that humans can be OK that I just haven't gotten around to riding her yet. I will eventually, we have been working steadily on learning that she doesn't have to go 90 miles and hour every second of her life, that the human isn't to be run over or dragged, that a saddle is NOT a mountain lion.

That last part, wow, I don't know how they started her, but it certainly fixed in her mind that things on her back were bad news. I have been up in the stirrup leaning over, but haven't gotten up the courage to actually swing my leg over yet. One of these days I'll know when it's time, we have a lifetime ahead of us to get there.

Any way, there are many things to do from the ground. There are even in-hand trail and agility classes if you like to show. Don't give up.
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post #109 of 4528 Old 06-29-2013, 05:31 AM
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Question people, when you are older and the ground hurts, and you just want to have fun, is it worth paying big bucks for a mare, not so much that she is awesomely trained, but than when I ride her I feel SAFE, and competent.
In a word...YES.

In fact, I'm there myself. Sold off my fun but green guy and after I get my RoBoKnee surgery next month I will be lookin to buy just such a horse this fall.
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post #110 of 4528 Old 06-29-2013, 09:10 AM
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I am not supposed to ride due to heath reasons. I ride anyway. Eventually it may not be possible. I have thought about buying a mini and a little cart to drive if riding becomes too difficult.

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