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    Angry 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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    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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    Thumbs up 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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    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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    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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