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Sue Bushell
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Username: Sue_bushell

Post Number: 12
Registered: 10-2011
Posted on Friday, 3 August, 2012 - 1:57 am:   

Hi Dawn
I presume your carriage is a 2 wheeler,it may not be balanced properly, so will jolt you when trotting. A wedge cushion usualy helps set you up better and might help, and as the others say, make sure you have enough leg room, the wedge will help that a bit. Or just get a appiontment with a McTimony Chiropractor!
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Sioux Gardner
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Username: Siouxgardner

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 9:17 pm:   

Hi Dawn,

having had a lot of trouble with my back in the past, I am only too aware of people saying...you want to do this...because it woked for me.

that said - find what does work for you!

what worked for me (and might not for you..) was that I found my pelvis was actually out of line and when I sat down, it put pressure on my spine.

where are you based? my shiatsu practitioner is based in the midlands and is a wonder

let me know if you want her contact details
siouxgardner@hotmail.com
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Ruth Auton
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Username: Rauton

Post Number: 24
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2012 - 2:46 pm:   

Dawn, it may because you are [? sub-consiously ] balancing the carriage with your body weight. are you sitting with your legs out infront of you and putting weight thru' your legs? do you have enough leg room [not folding your legs under yourself]? ask someone to watch you or film you from the ground so you can see what your position is like - even better if they are a Physio or such like.
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Janet Sycamore
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Username: Janets

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 - 9:08 pm:   

Hi Dawn ... I suffer from back ache too in general & not just driving .. I think it is because I spend so much time on my knees & bending over doing things with mini shetlands ! when I am most bothered with it I wear a neoprene sport back support under my sweatshirt & can drive over rough terrain & at speed with no pain may be worth a try if you don't have one already
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Dawn Figg
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Username: Seren

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2012
Posted on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 - 8:20 pm:   

I took up driving last year and usually drive two or three times a week for 1 to 2 hours at a time. Recently I have started getting backache after 15 to 20 minutes driving. I have tried checking I am sitting up not leaning forward (bad habit as I am a former rider and like to feel near the pony!). I have an exercise carriage with a bench seat and vinyl cushion. Could anyone suggest anything I could alter to hopefully get rid of the backache? The backache is not aggravated by driving off road but seems worse the more trot work we do.

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