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    Question blood clots

    not me if riders have blood clots how do they ride and cope with life



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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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon View Post
    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



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    Thumbs up Scared but, did it!

    I've been on blood thinners, coumadin, for 10 years; and have learned that ANY fall, I have had
    many while transferring / to/ from my wheelchair, calls for an ER visit ; whether I have hit my head or not,
    requires an ER visit; I admit I was nervous , VERY before my first ride; I had hoped it would be on my own horse;

    but, unfortunately 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.

    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
    Last edited by Carol Ames; May. 8, 2010 at 02:19 PM. Reason: duplicate
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    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans



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    Thumbs up alerts

    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
    breeder of Mercury!

    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans



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