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.

3 comments:

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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