I have sciatica at the moment, it came on me gradually yesterday whilst I was out on a hack and got progressively worse during the day. I used to get it a lot when I was much younger and then it eased off until I fell of Baby in Feb 2008. I manage it carefully now and it doesn't usually impact my life and I can do everything a 'back pain free' person can do
The interesting thing is that I have never come across a horse rider who doesn't have some sort of back pain so I thought I would do a poll to see what the statistics are on EW
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Chip & Baby
Last edited by Teej; 28th September 2009 at 09:23 PM.
Once from riding, i was riding a horrid pony in a horrid saddle and it gave me back ache!
I had it the other week where a horse ****** off across the field and i held onto the leadrope gave me rope burn and back ache!
I've only had a bad back after falls. There were 2 in particular that left me unable to walk for a few days but luckily nothing has been permanent. I find riding helps my back because it encourages better posture. Mucking out however....
out of all the horses i ride and i will ride quite a few there is only one i ever get a sore back by riding, i have no idea why, im not nervous on him he isnt naughty he isnt boncy or anything i just really really ache after riding him
i have a really bad back today but i think mine is more down to my job than riding, before my job i never ever had a sore back
I get it pretty regularly, mainly during the holidays when I'm riding often twice daily with shauny and at my school.
I have to make sure I don't slouch when I ride, I have to sit up - otherwise my back does not stand a chance.