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HOOF123
May. 7, 2010, 07:37 PM
not me if riders have blood clots how do they ride and cope with life:confused:

Gideon
May. 7, 2010, 09:01 PM
Blood clots are treated with anticoagulants and are given to thin the blood.
A person taking a anticoagulant, is at higher risk of bleeding.
One fall could cause external and/or internal bleeding, which can lead to serious problems.
I would talk to your doctor about the risks of riding when taking this kind of medication.

HOOF123
May. 8, 2010, 12:13 AM
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Blood clots are treated with anticoagulants and are given to thin the blood.
A person taking a anticoagulant, is at higher risk of bleeding.
One fall could cause external and/or internal bleeding, which can lead to serious problems.
I would talk to your doctor about the risks of riding when taking this kind of medication.

thanks

Carol Ames
May. 8, 2010, 02:12 PM
I've been on blood thinners, coumadin, for 10 years; and have learned that ANY fall:eek:, I have had
many while transferring / to/ from my wheelchair, calls for an ER visit ; whether I have hit my head or not,:yes:
requires an:mad: ER visit:yes:; I admit I was nervous , VERY:D before my first ride; I had hoped it would be on my own horse;);

but, unfortunately:cry: that was not possible;I used a moving/ breathing meditation technique which, I learned from Sally Swift;) it puts you "in the zone" very much in synch with the horse; I've been told that it is actually a form of self hypnosis.:cool:

Whatever, it worked of course I had a leader and a side walker;

I had a wonderful time, and felt like you do after a REALLY GOOD ride ; hope you can do it:yes:

Carol Ames
May. 8, 2010, 02:29 PM
I am looking for a medical Alert bracelet; I am now seeing them in catalogs;

I also have a card I carry with my ID