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post #1 of 8 Old 07-14-2020, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Injuries?

I fell of a small cob on Wednesday and hit the ground at speed on my right shoulder and hip. I had a rest day afterwards and everthing seemed fine so went on a run 2 days later. During this my left leg, hip and inner thigh, started to really hurt. I've been limping for about five days but now it's getting better although still hurts getting in and out the saddle. I've only ridden once since this but have a jumping lesson tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should cancel because of my leg, I think it'll be fine but I don't want to cause any further damage.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-14-2020, 07:21 AM
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There is no way for me to know. I'm not a doctor and you haven't been checked by one.

I hope you feel better soon, though.
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There is no way for me to know. I'm not a doctor and you haven't been checked by one.

I hope you feel better soon, though.
A doctor would most probably say to rest until the leg is fully healed. I don't think I've ever met a doctor who would advise potentially re-injuring an existing injury.

But I've seen people ride with full arm casts do what do I know.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-14-2020, 07:47 AM
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I would cancel the lesson.
Why ride at a reduced capability that increases the risk of you getting dumped again, hurt worse...
You put a thread the other day about being upset your parents aren't behind you getting your own horse...
Now you can see why...the risks of falling and injuries just increased cause you would be riding more owning your own.
Do your parents know you fell off and got hurt?
Or did you keep this from them?
Fractures sometimes happen when you fall off with force, and falls from a horse and a moving one at that often are a minimum of deep bruising of soft tissue and bone and often worse...
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I would say cancel your lesson, if in pain you will be riding unevenly, not fair to the horse.,

Secondly, of you do have a heavy fall, soak for about an hour in a bath with plenty of Epsom Salts dissolved in it. (Don't drink the water!) also Arnica rubbed into thenareas helps with bruising.
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I would cancel the lesson.
Why ride at a reduced capability that increases the risk of you getting dumped again, hurt worse...
You put a thread the other day about being upset your parents aren't behind you getting your own horse...
Now you can see why...the risks of falling and injuries just increased cause you would be riding more owning your own.
Do your parents know you fell off and got hurt?
Or did you keep this from them?
Fractures sometimes happen when you fall off with force, and falls from a horse and a moving one at that often are a minimum of deep bruising of soft tissue and bone and often worse...
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Yes my mum knows, she was there when I fell off and isn't that concerned about it, think i'm going to go ahead with the lesson because it hasn't hurt much at all today. I will tell my instructor about it and if it is a bad idea to do the lesson she won't let me ride I'm sure.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-14-2020, 10:15 AM
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But if you don't ride the instructor still has to be paid? Who paid for the lesson? Who makes a financial loss if you at the last minute decide you can't ride? If you paid for it then fair enough ofc your decision!

I wouldn't cancel but I would ask just for a regular gentle ride instead. I wouldn't be jumping or doing anything strenuous.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-14-2020, 03:49 PM
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Yes, I would cancel the lesson. I fell off an hour before my lesson before and the instructor was coming from an hour and a half away to teach me and another. I could barely walk, so obviously I had to cancel, but instructors do understand when these sorts of things happen. That same injury (6 years ago) came back to bother me recently and my hip bothered me so much that I was bed ridden for the better part of 2 months. Couldn't walk, work and certainly couldn't ride. I'm still in the recovery period and am awaiting an x-ray/MRI to see what is going on. A relative in medicine believes it may be trochanter bursitis (3-4 month healing period), but there could also be arthritic damage there or ligament damage, hence the further inspection.

There is no sense potentially injuring yourself further. Riding may make it worse and delay or extend recovery time, so it would be best to go see the doctor before riding again. Ignored injuries have a tendency to come back to haunt you when you are older and I'm not even that old yet (late 20s)!

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