I bought one of those rubber inflatable things to sit on too. Sometimes it helped, sometimes not so much. Mine Xrayed as a crack, no displacement, it was very sore for a long long time. I couldn't really ride with it at all.
Coupla months....depends on your weight, your horses type of gait/build, the kind of saddle you have, the pace you ride, how you ride etc.
Avoid sitting trots or canters for awhile...go in 2 point as much as possible. Avoid jumping. Go easy and calm and smoooooth. No jarring or concussion! Long walks for awhile.
If you're on your feet a lot you may find yourself sore so don't ride that day. Pace yourself. Don't worry. Fulll recovery will happen. You'll likely be cleared at 8 weeks or so to ride but don't rush it.
Try some serious padding under the saddle AND on the top. Cashel cushions sells a neat Tush Cush that'd be perfect for this. Or at least a seat saver, or gel pad.
It'll hurt in cold weather for quite a while and whenever it's going to rain!!
I could feel a mild throbbing in my butt for almost 5 years whenever a big front went thru!! Seriously!!
This is a very common fall injury for equestrians and it usually heals without problems. But you may find your weather prediction skills will improve!!
When mine broke (but didn't displace) I was a young idiot and didn't properly follow the physio exercises I was given. I also rode on serious painkillers (!) in a competition 2 weeks after. And won . Yeah, still not a great idea though.
At least a year later it was still giving me hassles. Sitting on a flight for 10 hours was excruciating, I was just about in tears the entire time. And I think my lower back issues are still linked to it.
A friend of mine cracked her tailbone when she fell off the horse. I don't remember how long she was out of commission, but when she got back on she got one of the Cashel cushions, which solved the problem.
Thanks again everyone! I guess it will heal when it wants to heal, LOL!
Bluey, the padded undies might be a godsend!
Ticker, I hope mine heals faster than yours, neener neener neener!
Wateryglen, the sitting trot is most uncomfortable! I am a posting fanatic these days. And fuhgetabout cantering...
And you say my butt could be a weather-station? I'd better start my own website (look out NOAA and Accuweather, here comes a Buttcast, um maybe WeatherButt?).
Selene, I'm so glad I have no where to fly to. :-)
Walktrot the cashel cushions have been given a couple of thumbs up so far so I think I'll make the big investment in one!
Newt...I hope you heal faster than I did too! I didn't get mine falling off a horse...I got mine coming out of the barn after chores and seeing my husband crash on some slippery ice on the concrete. Like a good wife I went to help him up......I crashed right next to him. Yes, I should have just left him lie there