Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Back in the saddle

First ride since hitting my head yesterday. Just went for a walk around the farm on Connie. It was really odd. It was the first time in a really long time- years and years and years- that it felt odd and awkward to be in the saddle. I think it's related to my back which I hurt coming of Connie a month ago which has now gotten quite stiff and sore with the lack of activity as I recover from the head. I have had a couple of big busters lately which has sort of hurt the confidence I'm not going to lie.

So with my back being sore I can walk and only walk. Trotting really hurts, cantering is agony, my back isn't absorbing any of the shock at all. I have a show in two weeks and it this rate I wont be going I would say. Big sigh.


  1. I think all riders come to this moment at one time or another. It's just a matter of what you do with it. You can only feel lost for so long and then you find it all over again. Much luck and well wishes.

  2. the shows can wait ...its more important to look after yourself so that riding can be something you do for ever. Take care