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post #1 of 6 Old 02-07-2009, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question Riding after surgery

It's been about 4 weeks now since Sandie had a lump removed from her side, right where the girth goes. Luckily, the lump was nothing serious, but she does have a scar about 5 inches long right behind her front left leg (like I said, right where the girth goes). Her stitches came out about a week and a half ago, and the scar looks good, very clean nothing on it anymore.

But I haven't ridden her yet because I'm concerned about putting the girth on and rubbing the fresh scar. My girth is fleece, but the pressure I'm sure can't be good for a fresh incision scar. Does anyone know about how long I should wait before I saddle her up to ride again?

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-07-2009, 06:06 PM
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Maybe call your vet and ask.

I've ridden Montana already, but its by his eye, so its really not the same thing.
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-08-2009, 11:11 AM
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I would ask your vet when you can start riding again.

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-09-2009, 02:39 PM
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agree with asking the vet, also have you thought about riding bare back? that way there is nothing touching it but you can get some riding in :)

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-09-2009, 03:41 PM
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ask your Vet, he or she will know best. Surprised he didn't tell you in the first place.

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post #6 of 6 Old 02-09-2009, 06:44 PM
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Yea your vet is the best person to ask
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