Friday, October 09, 2009

Eh. Just eh.

I finally rode my horse today.

It's been almost two weeks since I have ridden any horse. My neck and arm has been so bad that my chiro and my family doc thought it was a bad idea to ride, so I didn't. Then I started to feel better. Unfortunately I had a special project at work that I had to do on Wednesday and Thursday and that totally trashed my neck and arm again.

When I don't ride for awhile I get super crabby, and I was feeling that was Thursday night. So I decided that I'd ride just one horse today. And if there was going to be one horse that was ridden it would be Kaswyn.

Of course I lunged Fire and Albert first. Well, really first I had to shovel the sawdust into the sawdust room (it was almost all the way in the sawdust room when I got there so that was no big deal), pick poop out of the arena, and then water. But finally I got to ride Kaswyn. And my ride was just okay. Nothing great, nothing terrible. Kaswyn felt a little weak in his back, but then again I haven't been on him really in three weeks so I can't expect him to feel fantastic. He didn't feel bad though, so I guess that's something.

Tomorrow all the boys have a day off, and then back to work on Sunday. I don't know yet who I'll ride or how many. I'd love to ride them all but that might be pushing it. And if riding today makes me sore for Sunday I might not ride anyone.

Yep, being hurt sucks.


Shannon said...

So sorry to hear you're still not back to normal, injuries stink! Be sure to take it easy and don't push yourself too hard. I speak from experience, I never follow that advice and always end up making the injury worse! Good luck and speedy recovery to you!

Horseypants said...

Do yourself a favor and listen to your health care people. Don't be like me and blow them all off because you need to ride NOW. I understand--and so does my husband :)--getting cranky when I can't ride. But I couldn't explain that to my back, which kept getting worse because I never gave it a chance to get completely better. The end result was way more time off than I would have originally required, had I taken a proper break for healing. This became my mantra: "P is a V" which stands for (you guessed it) Patience is a Virtue. Just keep repeating it to yourself...P is a V, P is a V, P is a g@^&amn V!!! Then, when all is well, ride and be happy.

SoraSoul said...

SOOO sorry you aren't feeling well! I know how it feels when you haven't been able to spend time with your horses. I'm sending good thoughts that you'll feel much better soon.

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