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    OW! I just saw this... landing behind the saddle is recipe for disaster with my guy too so I can totally empathise. Your horse is so lovely, no matter how bratty he is


      On that sports bra suggestion? Buy them a size too big and real soft like the Genie, AhhhBra or knock offs...not your usual, snug, extra support type.

      Getting them on is nothing but you do not want to try to get them off over your head if they are snug with one or more wrists in casts. And I only had one broken wrist, it was kind of funny...for about 5 minutes.

      Glad to hear surgery went well and you can be assured horsey will not be so overambitious when he learns the meaning of wet saddle blankets looking at the backside of a steer all day in the dust. That's an excellent idea.
      When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

      The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


        Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
        what to do re horse. running out of $$$ but he has to have someone work him thru this "acting like an idiot on trail business, and equally obviously, I han't been able to fix it. now it's a learned behavior. I do
        not want to become an arena only DQ. sigh. he's just been turned out since I got hurt, and that can't continue that for the months it's going to take me to heal/rehab. and yoi know, despite it all, I'm really missing him.....the brat!
        Resist the urge to try to handle horse! My stepdaughter and DH were not able to bridle her little mare by themselves a couple days after I had my surgery, and after watching the physical battle escalating from the bedroom window, I went out and bridled her myself... which was not an easy task after the rough handling she'd just endured from DH. I spend several hours afterward GREATLY regretting that little rescue effort. The Norco was useless. There is definitely something to be said for lounging around, high on narcotics, and not dealing with rambunctious horses. Visiting to give carrots is good therapy though.

        As for fixing the problem, do you know any bold, young riders that would be willing to ride him through his sillies? That might be your answer there, someone interested in riding a variety of horses that isn't intimidated by obnoxious antics.
        "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


          Ow. So sorry for your injury! 58 here - bucked off twice this winter - once on the road. The last time couldn't walk for 3 weeks (but could ride!).

          Also had a fx r arm (major hand) 10 years ago w/ surgery. You or your attorney don't have voice recognition software do you? My last job was as a paralegal for a friend, and he ended up buying it since he does a lot of his own typing - says it works great.

          Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
          LOL I'm a legal secty, so, of necessity, becoming an adept one-armed typist/editor. Putting on a BRA is the biggest problem!!!
          Yes, bras are a big issue! (get my sport bras at Jockey Outlet stores, and they are online...)
          I also ended up buying a couple of jumpers, believe it or not, since it also was convenient for going potty. One was denim.

          Good luck. Hope you find someone to keep your pony occupied.
          But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


            Sorry you got hurt, jingles for a quick recovery! I second the idea of finding a YR to ride your pony. It doesn't sound like he's bad, just naughty. Lots of YR can deal with that (and many like it!). Good luck with with him!
            "It's never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot


              Oh God Sandy I am so sorry, hope you are doing alright today. What a terrible way to return from vacation
              On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog


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                Originally posted by Miichelle View Post
                Sorry you got hurt, jingles for a quick recovery! I second the idea of finding a YR to ride your pony. It doesn't sound like he's bad, just naughty. Lots of YR can deal with that (and many like it!). Good luck with with him!
                you know, a YR is a good thought, but I just can't risk the liability if anything should happen with someone who is not a pro.