Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Personally, I've had quite a few injuries and kept riding. I had my toe cut into (eww.), my doctor said I was okay to ride, but it would hurt. Majorly. So I competed two days later. I just wore my boots as little as possible, kept it well bandaged and kind of sucked it up. I've ridden with sprained wrists, ankles, etc. Although, I'm also aware of my injuries and how much my body can handle.
Once I competed with broken ribs, because it was an important show for my horse and I. Basically, it comes down to a personal choice, some people can handle it and others can't. Obviously, if its something a doctor says 'don't ride', then I don't encourage you too. (:
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