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  1. #1
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    Default Scared to find out...wish me luck

    So...today is the first ride day after hock injections and back injections.

    I'm fearful that despite the new saddle and all the vet work that my boy will still be uncomfortable. The only way to know is to get on a ride...I'm afraid to find out. This will make us or break us. Emotionally and mentally, I can't handle anymore disappointments...this has been going on for almost 2 years now. I should be confident because I have a new vet and HE'S confident...has done this a million times with great success every time. But I'm still nervous and worried.

    If you could send some jingles my way, I'd appreciate it. About 11, Eastern time.

    Thanks.
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    You are going to have a fabulous ride! I went through a year of lameness, tried this, tried that - lameness changed, tried another thing, tried something else.

    Today my 20 yo is riding like a 12 yo. We both just get tired quicker.

    Jingles


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    Luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.


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    Jingles now and at 11!
    "However complicated and remarkable the rest of his life was going to be, it was here now, come to claim him."- JoAnn Mapson


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    Sending jingles and well wishes!


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    You are going to have a fabulous ride! I went through a year of lameness, tried this, tried that - lameness changed, tried another thing, tried something else.

    Today my 20 yo is riding like a 12 yo. We both just get tired quicker.

    Jingles


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    Good luck! But remember, try not to put toooo much pressure and buildup on that first ride. Hock injections do work pretty quickly, but back injections can take time to settle and really be effective. With my boy (and my own!), after 3-4 days off, I brought him back into work slowly over about 3 weeks give or take before he was back to full work and he felt really solid about a month or so after injecting. So don't freak out if it's not all perfect right away.


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    Good luck!!


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    Skyking was right! Fabulous ride. Light, responsive, sweet.

    @Wildlifer...did a few rounds at the walk, very light contact, a bit of jog on the long straights and reversed on the long diag. Wasn't sure about asking for the lope...that's where his problem has been: in that first step "jump"...couldn't make the "jump". He seemed eager so a little cue and immediate response with getting organized, shifting weight and off we went...very smooth, nice and slow, rocking chair!

    I've put off my first show from 3rd week in May to mid-June so we can take our time and enjoy our 'come back'. What a pleasure it is to ride KNOWING he doesn't hurt!!!

    Thanks for all the well wishes!
    Ride like you mean it.


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    Congrats! Glad to hear it, have fun!


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    Yay, so glad to hear it! Fixing them is always such a relief (and my bank account "relieves" itself too, sigh) after the incalculable stress of them being broken!


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    So SO glad to hear that! Congrats!!


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    Great news. Just remember to take it slowly. Especially if he's had any significant stall rest or time off.


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    He hasn't had any stall time...regular turn out; a few hours a day. BUT, he hasn't had any significant work since last fall because of winter weather and outdoor ring; in Michigan.

    His vet was out to do teeth today and said it was okay to ride him lightly everyday that it's nice. So, maybe 10 minutes total to start. 3/4 of that walking, a little jog and one short lope each way. We have 7ish weeks until our first show. No need to rush.
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    That is great news

    I get the "try this, try that" thing all too well. What finally seems to have worked for my Morgan, who has arthritis, is IV Tildren.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

    Proudly owned by Mythic Feronia, 1998 Morgan mare; G-dspeed Trump & Minnie; welcome 2014 Morgan filly MtnTop FlyWithMeJosephine



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