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    04-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Dealing with not riding?

I hurt my back about a month and a half ago.. The doctor thinks it could be a stress fracture. I have to get an MRI.. :/ Riding hurts my back SO bad, and my mom and doctor they don't think I should ride until I get the MRI. I am dieing because I can't ride.. Any ideas on how to get over thing? LOL
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    04-03-2014, 09:55 PM
If it hurts that bad, your body is telling you something; rest! You will only delay the healing process if you keep riding.

Spend your time here , instead!
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    04-03-2014, 09:57 PM
I haven't ridden in months due to being pregnant. I still go groom my horses, easy ground work and do light barn chores (although not lately, due in 10 days yay)

For me any time with my horses had been better then nothing even if I'm not riding.
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    04-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Oh, what an opportunity to spend time with a horse. Google Erin's Carolyn Resnick's Notes and open the menu on the left hand side starting with #1. Don't read past #3 at this time. This will help you develop a wonderful relationship with the horse.
    04-04-2014, 11:25 AM
I can't ride at this time either (well, I probably COULD if I really insisted on it, but due to health and fear issues I'm grounded for the time being). I'm looking at getting into miniatures and driving.

If you can, spend this time with your horse on the ground as much as possible. Hand-walking, light groundwork, maybe some trick training and carrot stretches to keep them limber and mentally stimulated.
    04-04-2014, 01:22 PM
You could look into trick training. When my boy had an abscess, I taught him to 'smile'. Also, now's a good time to catch up on tack cleaning.
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    04-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the ideas!! :) he needs a lot of ground work :p I also need to celeb all my tack! 😁
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    04-04-2014, 02:40 PM
I don't know what shape you are in with an injured back, but when I can't ride, it's a good time to clean saddle pads, tack, brushes, etc... Hope you are feeling better soon!!
    04-04-2014, 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by zookeeper1991    
I don't know what shape you are in with an injured back, but when I can't ride, it's a good time to clean saddle pads, tack, brushes, etc... Hope you are feeling better soon!!
I can walk and stuff, but riding hurts like the devil.. I really need to clean my stuff!
    04-07-2014, 02:50 PM
If you really can't DEAL with not riding, I would suggest just hopping on bareback and maybe walking around the pasture if you can cope with that or just sitting on your horse when he's at a halt. Works wonders for me! :)

Otherwise, like everyone else said, great time to bond on the ground, do some groundwork, and clean the tack!
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