Chronicles of Prince Charming
As so many of us athletes do (you know who you are) I tried to ignore the injury, doing everything I would normally do, living with the pain and when it would get too intense take some advil. That went on for a couple of weeks until my body had enough and I had to ground myself since I could barely function. Went to a massage therapist and chiropractor who helped a lot and got me back on the right track. But it took a lot longer than I guessed for my back and neck to recover.
I've ridden a few times, short test rides, to see if my body is ready. And so far, no.
But Prince remains in half-training at his stable so he is still getting ridden a couple of times a week by the trainer. And it is going well. He's a lot less spooky than he used to be for the few minutes I've been able to ride. I have hopes April will have lots of riding and if we get a real spring without any snow I might even be able to bring him up the mountain and see how his schooling will translate to the big bad world of riding on real trails.