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    2006 Cherry Hill

Rider Rehab Issue # 1

riding, horse, injury,rehab,rehabilitation,surgery,recovery,balance,attitude,exercises, rider, balance, Back in the Saddle - Part One

riding, horse, injury,rehab,rehabilitation,surgery,recovery,balance,attitude,exercises, rider, balance, The Role of the Physical Therapist

riding, horse, injury,rehab,rehabilitation,surgery,recovery,balance,attitude,exercises, rider, balance, New Tack Shop Items

dewormer, deworming,worms, worm, horse Dewormer Update


This newsletter is a personal letter from me to you,
a fellow horse owner and enthusiast.
My goal is to answer some of your questions and send you interesting stories
and helpful tips for your horse care, training, and riding.

Over the years I've received many letters from riders who ask for advice for their physical or emotional rehab after a horse accident. Even if you haven't had an accident, you might need some help getting "Back in the Saddle" after a long break from riding or even getting back in the saddle after a brutal winter that has kept you indoors.

The articles in this and the March newsletters will be of benefit to all riders, but especially those of you who are in rehab like me!!! Although my shoulder condition is not the result of an accident or injury, it IS preventing me from riding at the moment, so I can relate!! (If you are curious, you can read about my adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder here at

Back in the Saddle - Part One


Have you been riding your computer or your truck more than your horse lately? Has an injury or surgery prevented you from riding? Maybe you've had a brutal winter or scorching summer and six months zipped past without a ride. If it's time for you to get back in the saddle, with a little preparation you can make a smooth re-entry to riding.

After riding most of my life and teaching and judging many riders, I've seen that certain attributes can help or hinder a rider. Whether you are getting back to riding or taking it up for the first time, you should evaluate your attitude, confidence, relaxation, balance, flexibility, coordination, durability, strength, and fitness. Next month's newsletter will contain tips on how to improve areas that need work.

ATTITUDE A good attitude is made of motivation, optimism, diligence, patience, and honesty.

TEST: Answer Yes or No to these five questions:.........

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The Role of the Physical Therapist

Physical therapists play an essential role in the rehabilitation of equestrian accident victims. Originally doctor's technicians, today's licensed therapists usually have a M.S. degree. Unless employed by a hospital, therapists operate a separate business, often associated with a sports medicine practice. However, about half of the states in the U.S. still require the patient to be referred to a physical therapist by a doctor.

The majority of a therapist's time is spent designing and implementing individual exercise programs. Commonly, this involves sessions on specialized equipment, which is located at a rehabilitation clinic. In addition, therapists teach the proper techniques for the exercises that the patient will later do at home. Some clinics ...........

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New Additions to the Tack Shop

We've added some winter turnout blankets, Dressage/Eventing snaffle bridles with flash nosebands, English reins, and some more western cinches to our tack shop. Remember there is only one of each item, so first come, first served.

Deworming Update

Dear Cherry,

I understand you are busy, I have a quick question. I was hoping you had a deworming schedule, ie what months they need ivermectin, and what months they need moxidectin? Anyways, if you have such I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

B Family

Dear B Family,

Thanks for the reminder! With the hundreds of articles on our site, it is hard to keep track of which ones I need to update. Your question got me in action. Since I wrote the deworming article, two great new equine dewormers have appeared, so I've updated the article to include them. You can go here to read current deworming recommendations:


That's it for this month.

Don't forget, when you ride, keep your mind in the middle and a leg on each side.

Have a great time getting back in the saddle!

Cherry Hill


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