Riding with arthritis, or any joint pain. Or both.
As adults, we all do it. You too? For the love of the horse. It’s just not talked about all that much.
It’s when the tendons complain too much, that things become a problem.
I’ve managed to trigger both elbow joints, an Achilles tendon – a chronic long distance running injury that keep popping up – and a bad calf strain.
Crippled horse care, not pretty now, is it? (And let’s not whine about the house care.)
Sort of a “mummy look” with ace bandages and support straps in several places of the body. Someone still has to muck out. Pick hooves. Groom. And yes, lift the saddle on.
I’m whining today, I know. Missing so many barn days. Seriously, shopping is NOT the same.
A body falling apart and severe pain is not new. Something I have had to deal with for many years. There must be many riders out there with something similar.
Complaining is not going to get us anywhere, but today; your official free day to feel a little grey!
Not exactly how I planned starting out summer. Valiosa enjoying some extra rest. Steroid shots in one arm helped earlier this spring, not sure I’ll want to do more of those.
We’ll get through this. Perhaps just a little slower than others. Keep doing what you love! Sometimes less. Sometimes more. And enjoy the ride.