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?
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.
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!
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.