It's been a while... because January 2, I was in a bad single vehicle crash. I fractured multiple vertebrae, the most severe one at T5 (or T4, doctor's notes are conflicting). So now I'm waiting for that to heal. I have two horses. One is broke to ride, but likes to be an idiot after a long vacation. I haven't ridden him since October 7th, we got a lot of ice here this winter. The other is supposed to be broke to ride, I bought him in September in poor condition so never bothered to even try to ride him. My family wants me to sell out and buy a lazy old QH or something. I don't. I spent all summer looking for a lazy old QH for my BF to ride and never found one... all of the horses I test rode were far more dangerous than the gelding I own. I also know my gelding pretty good, I know how he rides. Does anyone ride with back injuries similar to mine? How long did you stay out of the saddle for? My doctor has been rather unhelpful, he just said and I quote "try not to fall off horses." I'm still in a brace at the moment, not allowed to do anything until it comes off. My intention is to find someone and pay them to ride both horses for a month or so, get 30 days of regular work into them. Does this sound reasonable? I trust my gelding after the spring bouncing is worked out.