I have heaves and tie up, what do you have? (FYI this is for fun)
So I know myself and some of my horsey friends frequently refer to our medical concerns in terms of horse terminology.
It's not unheard of that someone is colicking after a big meal, or lame, etc.
I have noticed the past couple of months that dust from shavings really gets me coughing and wheezing when I am doing stalls...so I diagnosed myself with Heaves. I also tend to get really tight spasmy muscles after exercising racehorses... and the trainer I ride for nearly fell over laughing when I told him I was tying up last week.
I got off one of the geldings, who tends to tie up and the trainer said that he has been doing better with the new routine, etc. I told him the new routine has me tying up. He almost lost it.
What do you guys have?
Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.
I have weak stifles and a long back! Am building up strength in my legs (loosely analogous to the stifles) and I have to be careful to really sit up and use my back correctly, just like a long-backed horse.
Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.
"back at the knee" (err..elbow. my elbows hyperextend)
and i have "windpuffs" : screwed up my ankles a long time ago and now they fill up with fluid every once in a while... hmm, maybe that's more like stocking up.
Due to multiple lamenesses, I'm a pasture ornament Although, I might be bred this year if the farm's stallion cooperates
I should be getting stifle injections on a regular basis (bad knees) and my SI needs chiropractic work. I also have poor vision and, adding insult to injury, a Roman nose. As a former track and field/cross country runner, I'm just another broken-down ex-racehorse! Give me a big field...
"I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep."
- Harry Dresden
I am a senior now and so not in full service any more, which is nice.
Pasture life agrees with me, being an easy keeper and still having all my teeth.
I was on stall rest most of the winter after surgery for a broken bone or two.
Just got back in the saddle and had a bad cold a few weeks ago, finally turned into pneumonia and am on cortisone, tapering off to the last two pills today and tomorrow, but still on only light work for one more week.
Last week did much trot work without stirrups and I was breaking new Ariats in.
They rubbed, first time in my life, a saddle, I mean boot sore on each calf.
Guess that the cortisone made me feel way too good and I didn't notice the rubbing.
I wonder if the hair will come in back white?