Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A case for time off

I have a personal policy of giving Lim a minimum of one week off--more if needed--from riding for any injury or indication that she is not herself.

This has led to a lot of missed riding days over the past couple months (the laceration on her hind cannon is the fourth issue we've had) but my instinct has always told me that I'm doing the right thing in giving her the time she needs to heal.

I came across this blub entitled "A case for time off" in Equus (December 2012--yes, I'm behind) that talks about this very thing. The article doesn't discuss horse ages but if you ask me, time off is even more important when your horse approaches and enters his or her senior years.

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