Would you still ride if .....

Discussion in 'Horse and Rider Safety' started by Its Party Time, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Valencia Park Monty

    Valencia Park Monty Well-known Member

    Thats disgusting! and being on pain killers for that long cant be good for you... Maybe check yourself into ER one night :) or keep on calling them maybe the will get annoyed and book you in somewhere :)
  2. Its Party Time

    Its Party Time Well-known Member

    Yep totally discusting turn me into a drug addict and then they have to fix two problems! And the Government wonders why our ER Departments are full of people that shouldn't be there! #(

    Thanks for your support Nic
  3. Moondust

    Moondust Well-known Member

    Omg! Thats a huge wait! Definently be worth flying over to the eastern states if can get an appointment there.
    Best of luck and keep us updated!!!!!
    We are all keeping our fingers crossed.
  4. chick_with_a_chainsaw

    chick_with_a_chainsaw Gold Member

    im sorry to here this party hope you get an appointment soon. call up the doctors crying haha might work.

    my friend has back issues im not 100% sure whats wrong with it etc but shes going to need to give up her job soon because she cant help with the folaing if anything goes wrong. poor girl

    im happy to offer my skills (not very many) to do inhand shows etc with party if you want me as id love some experiance in that sort of stuff.
  5. Its Party Time

    Its Party Time Well-known Member

    Got some GOOD news I got an appointment to see a specialist NEXT WEEK!!! Never thought I would be happy to go to a specialist:D

    Thanks to all for your emails and PM's with offers to show and ride Party.

    He is going on Holidays or Boot Camp next week with one of my favourite riders/trainers so I am very happy and she has agreed to ride him at the Royal for me. **) RO63 has also organised someone to show him in hand as well**)

    To my bestest friend RO63 I can't thank you enough for organising everything for me!:D :)) **)

    Sending {{Hugs}} to RO63's O/H who is booked for back surgery Monday!;)
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2008
  6. Valencia Park Monty

    Valencia Park Monty Well-known Member

    Yay!! Fingers are crossed for you for Monday.

    Poor Party in Boot Camp, he is way to pretty for that sort of thing :)
  7. Its Party Time

    Its Party Time Well-known Member

    Pretty or not the poor boy won't know what hit him getting ridden every day!
    Trying to get him educated enough so Keeley can ride him at shows etc**)

    It has crossed my mind to just go for a wee little ride before he goes!!:D
  8. Valencia Park Monty

    Valencia Park Monty Well-known Member

    Hhehe I would! :)

    *finger crossed aswell for tomorrow I hope it doesn't rain*
  9. Jez

    Jez Gold Member

    Hey IPT sorry to hear about your problem and I feel very sad that you are in this situation but a late night convo last night with Springbok got me thinking....

    There is SO MUCH MORE to do with horses than ride sometimes.

    Im equally at home walking along beside a horse as ON a horse. I can hear your mind going what the hell is she on about...I had a mate once, and yes, he was an equine...when he developed an untreatable terminal illness and the days of riding him were over I think i gained perhaps even more joy out of him than in the days of riding (and we did some really amazing rides) when we moved to a different style of gaining joy out of a horse. We would go for long long walks through the bush, no tack, no leadropes, no halters, just a horse free and a human free. I would walk alongside him chatting away - sometimes not even in the bush, in the middle of suburbia. A mate who walked at my shoulder and swam in the ocean with me and stood and listened to my ramblings and bizarre ideas. A mate who learnt to free lunge in the middle of hundred acre paddocks so he did get his exercise and could show off how cool he was. A mate would stick his head in the window and play peekaboo through the trees.
    This horse COULD be ridden but i prefered not too - he had given enough in the days when he did blackwood marathons and rode for hundreds of kms.
    When this cold winter ends, i will be bringing doc back up from down south, and i probably will not ride him for 6 or 7 months, but I will train him to come for walks (yes, i will be using leadropes to begin with - not something you jump straight into) and meander around and sit down beside me in the paddock and play fetch and play soccer...I fully intend to ride him eventually but I want to train him in "mateship" before we go there.
    There really is so much more to horses than just being on their backs - perhaps you could consider doing something like this so you still get your horsey fix, just in another way.
    Hope things go well for you whatever you choose.
  10. WildandFree

    WildandFree Well-known Member

    i so agree jez it just makes your bond more stronger


    all i can say is all the best

  11. Its Party Time

    Its Party Time Well-known Member

    JEZ Thank you so much for your words of wisdom! The bond you had with your horse was totally amazing! I will certainly take on board what you have said. Thanks also to all other Stockies for your support.

    I was soo sad today at Riding Club watching everyone have their lessons wondering whether I will be able to ride again! The Canteen did keep me busy though LOL!
    Thanks to all the members of WAEC for your best wishes and support. xx
  12. Jez

    Jez Gold Member


    Escuze Moi unbrushed hair - that was snapped just before we set out for one of our walks through the bush (that is saxon not the horse with the terminal illness who got me into the walk and talk thing) as a 2yo Entire...no tack, no lead ropes, just wandering around up through the bush at bedfordale - that particular morning he did go for a little romp chasing kangaroo's - but came scuttling back the minute one of the big buck's stopped and fronted him..so he decided learning the botanical names of native orchids was a more relaxing choice. BOTH riding and being a mate are possible at the same time - he is now with Skito showjumping. Doc who recently opted for voluntary retirement from racing is my next project when he has had a nice long rest and learnt how to become a horse again. NOTHING compares to that bond. I get so much joy out of knowing that they WANT to be with me rather than are made to do as I say in competitive sports. Your daughter can ride and you can go for a wander...just make sure they know they are not allowed to follow you to coles and try and dodge the sliding doors to get in and find you in the cereal aisle...coles people get a bit grumpy about that ;)

    Chin up mate, not all hope is lost...and even when it seems that there is no hope left, there are other options...'mateship' and driving will still give you an immense amount of pleasure. Somewhere in this thread someone mentioned a lady by the name of Silke (I think) how amazing...horses really are for more than just winning ribbons or cheques.
  13. milo22

    milo22 Active Member

    ho Gretchin,
    that is so sad to read your post.. hang in there and i'm sure oyur daughter can ride party for a while to you mend again.. lots of doctors think riding is bad on ya back even more with old injuries..
    I had to sell Milo 2wks ago as he was getting too emotionally attached to me not letting antone near me or being really nasty to others and i ahd had enough he needs one on one time so a lady bought him in Margaret river and is doing endurance with him and he's loving it and so is she.. really sad to say good bye i really thought i'd have him forever but funny how things change.. I know have a lovely standardbred looks like a warmblood not standie so good and lovely temp. i'l be showing him soon, so let me no if you or Keeley go to any shows soon..
    Hope all goes well for you.. chin up and i'll see you riding soon.. ! :) xo
  14. Its Party Time

    Its Party Time Well-known Member

    Thanks Milo22 I am so glad you found him a great home!

    I am sooo naughty I went for a ride today BUT I only walked him up to the Park so Keeley could ride him up there! I am certainly paying for it now:(

    Keeley will be going to Perth on the 20th if you want to go, they have great shows and nice grounds. Call me if you want a lift:D
  15. rbk

    rbk Active Member

    I spoke to a breeder recently, who described watching his horses in their chosen discipline ... as "watching my children compete at a sports day" There is so much more to be proud of, tear up about, smile, and feel great about than being on their backs. Its hard, but think of it as your opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of/for your horse and your relationship.And, yes... i speak from experience ...
  16. Its Party Time

    Its Party Time Well-known Member

    Thanks RBK I know what you mean Party has been shown and ridden by others and I love watching him strut his stuff! I guess in the past when others have shown him it was because I chose for someone else to show him BUT now that choice has been taken away and it's always going to be someone else showing him!:(
    At the end of the day I need to just get on with it and thank god that I am otherwise healthy. So many others are so much worse off than me;)
  17. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    I kind of know how you feel there but not to your extent :(.
    I made the choice not to ride and as soon as I became pregnant I cried all the time because I wasn't able to ride and always told people that people I didn't have a choice it was alot harder.
  18. jodles

    jodles Well-known Member

    I spirally fractured my toe a week after I got my new horse (non horse related) and it was the best thing as I really got to know him from the ground he is a big horse so when it was time to ride 8 weeks later I felt very comfortable with him. As I said in the thread about walking your horse, A friend of mine who is also my instructor and has kindly let me agist at her place. "You dont need to ride to have a relationship with your horse" and this is so true. I hope that everything goes well for you and most of all the pain is alleviated.
  19. Valencia Park Monty

    Valencia Park Monty Well-known Member

    "You dont need to ride to have a relationship with your horse"

    That is soooo true!!
  20. milo22

    milo22 Active Member

    Naughty you but i know how hard it is not to ride i've been having back and neck problems from work but not as bad as you for sure but they dais not to ride and rest for a wk or so but i have ridden my new standie every day since.. ooppps.. he is great yes i would love a lift if you can fit me and if it is alright with your back etc? I hope its not raining then tho.. are the forms on line for the show i looked on sun but not yet.. do you no any info on it.. Hear from you soon.. otherwise i'l call on thursday.. Thanx heaps and best of luck with the opp's..
    take care..:))

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