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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 9, 2006
    Lucama, NC

    Default Jumping again!

    Well I can't say exactly I ride with a "disability". I do have 5 metal plates in my back from a fusion, but I have been suffering from an old injury, rearing it's ugly head earlier this year, a severly pulled groin muscle. I first did this about 18 years ago, and then reinjured it about 12 years ago. Then things seemed to be pretty good until early this past spring when I reinjured it yet again! I have been very careful all summer, riding some but not a tremendous lot to let it heal. I did jump one time late summer a little but today I finally jumped again. After about 6 fences could feel a slight pulling so I stopped at that point, but I THINK it is healed. Just hope it stays that way! It becomes harder and harder to get back into jumping now that I am over 50, so time off from it is not helpful!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 2, 2002

    Thumbs up Yay!!!

    I'm so happy for you. I can't wait until I can pop over a little jump. You must be beyond excited.

    Don't worry about not being disabled enough. You have metal parts in your body, so you qualify as NQR. Also, I think you will be a real inspiration to other riders like you have been to me. Keep posting with your progress

    Keep up the good work!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 15, 2008
    Orlean, Va

    Talking air time feels soo good!

    hi Shawnee Acres,
    Congratulations on jumping! It sure is addictive, isn't it?

    Got a question. I love to jump, too. you mentioned that something started to hurt. Was it the groin muscle or the back?

    I have a number of back and SI ligaments issues, as well. I have found that for me, jumping uphill is easier than drops. I love stream crossings and ravines...

    Gymnastics are a major blast. Lots of air time without as much shock on landing. Because the height is low, I can do it more often and it makes my horses better jumpers.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 9, 2006
    Lucama, NC


    I could feel my groin beginning to "pull" a little after about 6 jumps so called it quits. Haven't jumped since Sunday as weatehr is awful but hopefully can get on a regular program again. Since I am a small time pro, it's hard to remain on the ground allowing things to heal!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 3, 2004
    San Francisco


    I totally get the excitement. Due to a shattered ankle and a knee that I decided not to replace, I haven't jumped in several years.

    but, there is a new boarder and he went up to the jumping field and set everything at about 18" and I went and jumped it all (uphill as the field is on a hillside).

    so wonderful.
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar. 27, 2009
    Northern California


    Congrats on jumping again, that's WONDERFUL

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