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What can I do with a broken clavicle?

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  • What can I do with a broken clavicle?

    No, seriously, I broke my collarbone last week (not horse-related) and I'm totally bummed to be missing a lot of great riding weather.

    Obviously, I can't ride until it heals (I can't lift anything, for instance, and a fall would compound the damage)...but can anybody think of anything horse related I can do in the mean time? Or am I just limited to patting him and giving him treats for the next few weeks?
    The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
    Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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    You can read good books about riding!

    Clean your tack.

    Give your friends schooling lessons.

    Watch your friends/trainer riding.

    Free lunging.

    Hand grazing.

    Watch him in his paddock having fun and grazing.

    Brush him good!
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    I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
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      #3
      My tack does need cleaning....
      The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
      Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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      • #4
        just my 2 cents!

        I don't know where you live but.....
        go to horseshows

        go to events/steeplechase races/horse races

        go to any & all equestrian events; volunteer at some

        join & participate in a horse club/breed club

        get a friend/trainer to ride your horse for you

        handgraze your horse in the sunshine and mellow out & think healing thoughts!!!

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        • #5
          All good advice except the hand grazing and grooming or anything around the horse, that to be done only with great care at first.
          A bump from a careless moment will be painful or can even set you back.
          You don't have a cast to protect the area, as in some other broken extremity bone.

          Hope all heals well in time, this shall pass.

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          • #6
            It does heal, been there done that, but watch that arm carefully while it's still setting. On the positive front, moving your arm is a good thing, you don't want to freeze up.

            I think I was back to doing whatever after just a couple of weeks (two breaks, but no surgery) ... I found, however, that dismounting was really painful because that collarbone is connected to just about everything in the body, and a thump on the feet hurt a lot!

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              Yeah, I spent all of the first week and most all of last week with my arm in a sling when I was out of the house. I took it off this week because it's not really doing anything at this point but it still hurts if I were to stress my arm too much so I feel wary about going to do horsey stuff yet.
              The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
              Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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