What will we do when we are unable to ride?
I read quite a few of the threads here and It saddens me to see so many of us in so much pain, daily dealings of old and new injuries. Got me thinking what is going to happen the day we physically cannot ride any longer? I am so afraid of this happening.
Could be that right now I am ordered not to ride for 2 weeks from back issues that got me thinking while I was only grooming my horses... what if I cannot ride you again.
I go through spurts of real soreness and daily of the constant dull throb that I have grown acostome to, but what happen if the next time is the "big one' that ends it all?
How many of not all have had this thought enter their mind too many times to count?
Can't ride or groom but still hope
I can’t ride. Can’t groom either as hoof picking is killer. And I’m only 25yo. I have gone from riding daily as a living to n.o.n.e. Horses are gone, farm is gone, lessons are gone. Notta.
Dog agility. Yes there are lots of horse people! This makes sense because doing a course it similar to stadium (the course map is posted, you walk it sans animal, then you run it with), it involves an animal partner, it’s often outdoors. Agility people worry about footing almost as obsessively as horse people :lol:.
Spectate at shows, hang on to horsey friends, stalk COTH. Yes it is bitter sweet. Yes I drove away from Morven Park’s Spring HT as gloomy as the dark clouds but ultimately it is good for me to hear the hoofbeats & squeaking tack & snorts and smell the manure & sweat and watch & wish. The wishing keeps me
Searching for a fix. I am going to two dr appts this week, five next week, and three the following week. May bank account is scary low to the point where I am skipping meals because my money is going to ‘innovative’ read that as not-covered-by-insurance treatments. I sometimes curse if all the time, money, and energy I have poured into my back problems over the past two years was poured into horses, I would be realizing my eventing dreams. But wishing to ride keeps me pursuing a solution in the face of physical/mental and financial exhaustion.
It is what it is and I keep searching for something better. In the mean time, I acquired a new dog to take into the agility ring and spend my time training him up rather than melting into a serious depression.