The Horse Forum

The Horse Forum (/)
-   Horse Riding (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-riding/)
-   -   Getting Back Into Riding After An Injury... What to Expect? (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-riding/getting-back-into-riding-after-injury-136011/)

Hailey1203 08-28-2012 10:49 AM

Getting Back Into Riding After An Injury... What to Expect?
 
Alrighty!

So, i took a nasty fall off my horse about a year and a half ago, and tore my hip flexor :oops:. Me, being a silly teenage girl, decided that nothing was hurt bad enough to go to the hospital, so i let it go and kept riding regularily. When my hip flexor healed, it healed very tightly causing me regular pain.

Then, i fell off about 4 months ago, and landed on that same him. It hurt BAD so i went and got xrays. Turns out because of how tight my hip flexor had healed it was pulling my pelvis and hip together, causing the cartlidge to be worn away. When i fell, i retore my hip flexor and dislocated my hip.

Ive spent the last 4 months going to physiotherapy 3 days a week and doing various exercises every night. I've finally been given the "OK" to ride again. My physiotherapist wants me to start off riding western instead of english though, simply because the english position will be hard on my hip at this point.

I have ridden wester in the past, but ive always been english focused.

So, heres the question. What should i expect in switching from Western to English? And, What should i expect when getting back into riding after an injury?

Thanks!

TheLauren 08-28-2012 12:27 PM

I'm sorry to hear about the injury. I have my first lesson post injury tomorrow, so I'm no actual help.
Posted via Mobile Device

Hailey1203 08-28-2012 12:34 PM

I wish you luck!! How long have you been "Grounded" for?

Hailey1203 08-28-2012 03:26 PM

Anyone?

TheLauren 08-28-2012 03:37 PM

@hailey, I wasn't able to ride for over two years. I have hip problem as well after dislocating it from a fall. I gained almost 60 pounds so I know it's going to be even more difficult. I'm working on getting that weight off as well as getting back into riding.
Posted via Mobile Device

Hailey1203 08-28-2012 03:51 PM

Lauren, Yikes! Im glad i was only off for 4 months. Ive gained quite a bit of weight too, im hoping that doesnt throw off my balance too much!

JustDressageIt 08-28-2012 03:55 PM

One suggestion I have is to look for a saddle with a narrow twist. I find a lot of western saddles are too wide through the twist and I feel like my hips are being pulled apart.
Posted via Mobile Device

aducato1211 08-28-2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustDressageIt (Post 1662960)
One suggestion I have is to look for a saddle with a narrow twist. I find a lot of western saddles are too wide through the twist and I feel like my hips are being pulled apart.
Posted via Mobile Device

If you are going to be buying a new one try a barrel saddle they tend to have a narrower seat and would probably be easier for you to ride.

Hailey1203 08-28-2012 04:33 PM

Im going to be leasing a horse, and using thier tack. So i really dont get a say, i hope its a saddle that doesnt kill me though :/

Harleerideshorses 08-28-2012 11:14 PM

Take it slow. I tore my ACL while I was owning a three year old and breaking and training her myself. Your horse knows when something is up and often they'll do their best to take care of you and compensate for your balance issues. Don't push yourself though. Also, try stretching on your horse.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0