I've heard about the benefits of taking CBD oil, so I think that people take it to support their health and overall well-being. I'm not sure if it can get you high, but I don't really want to try it. I take Bio X4 to improve my metabolism and digestion, and I can say that my overall well-being has improved as well.
Another year has passed since I first responded to this post and told about how I broke my back and couldn't ride for years. Now I am getting ready to ride again. Maybe I'll be able to fart around at some local fun shows or small barrel races someday; I don't know. But I WILL be riding. My horses have all gotten older and have health issues of their own. So I just enjoy brushing them and loving on them. And I got myself a new younger horse. Here we go....
I had several issues come to a head about 5-6 years ago. I had two surgeries to fix some of the stuff and did 2 years of PT. A couple of things I learned during these issues - if the answer from one doctor doesn't make sense, i.e., it's all in your head, it's just the way it's going to be, stop riding horses, then go to another doctor to at least get a second opinion.
(Way back when I was roadracing motorcycles - I broke my thumb at Daytona, the first doc I went to to get it fixed got so huffy because I was going to another race in a week or so that he threw my bandaging at me and walked out of the room. Went to a sports ortho and he took me into a room with handlebars and clip ons (motorcycle handles) and he casted appropriately so I could keep riding without injuring the break further. The right doctor does matter!)
Second thing I learned was that your doctor or surgeon won't always do their best for you or by you. My surgeon didn't prescribe or recommend any PT after my lumbar hernia was fixed. Which lead to my SI and lower back becoming as fupahed as any horses ever has been. Which took 2 years of dedicated PT to fix. And would have only taken a couple months immediately following the surgery.
Question everything no matter what the first diagnoses is. Doctors are as opinionated as any other human.
I stopped about 7 years ago due to the downs in life. Wanted to start hauling again but then ended up with a compression fracture and pelvic fracture due to getting dumped by a gelding about 3 years ago. Lost alot of confidence, so my riding skills declined as I've been too afraid to get back on and get bucked off again. I'd eventually like to start back on the barrel pattern and hauling some of my young ones. Just need to get over my confidence wall block. So I completely understand where you are at
hoofs_in_motion - 2021-11-29 4:23 PM
I lost confidence too after breaking my back in two places when I got bucked off, then not riding for about 5 years while I healed, and now I am 61 and very weak. So I bought a real quiet horse who's small. He's a QH but technically he's a pony. Maybe when I get my sea legs back, I'll get another horse someday. But he's going to help me get over the hump.
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