my horse was diagnosed with kissing spine, and i opted to have the surgery done. we’ve gotten through the stall rest/hand walk portion and i think he’s doing fantastic. but now the physical therapy gets more serious, and i’m starting to worry about 3 weeks from now when i’m supposed to be able to ride him again. I’m afraid i won’t be able to give him the rehab he needs to fully recover due to my own physical limitations from a stroke years ago. i quit PT too soon because i needed to get back to work, and now i have lingering deficiencies. i can’t let that happen to my horse, but what if i’m not strong enough or balanced enough to give him the PT he needs?
Anyone have psych tips for calming fears and bolstering confidence? or a really great exercise plan for building balanced muscle?