I wanted to write to you with a huge, heartfelt thank you. My little sister, Amy (23) was diagnosed with a degenerative spine condition earlier last year, called Spondylolisthesis. It’s basically the same as kissing spines.
This got so painful that even sitting in the same position for any longer than 15minutes was agony. Amy couldn’t wash her hair without being in tears, couldn’t exercise, and (worst of all) couldn’t ride her horse, Pandora. Of all breeds, Amy has what has to be one of the bounciest to ride – a Friesian. Which obviously isn’t ideal when you suffer from chronic back pain. This meant Amy could ride every now and then, for 15mins max, mostly at walk with very few, short trots.
Amy’s back is a lot better now that the physio has given her some very simple, but very effective exercises which means her core is a lot stronger and she can carry out everyday tasks with no pain. But the riding was still a huge problem, giving Amy pain for days after just 15mins of the saddle with maybe 2mins of walk and the rest at walk. It was so bad that she was having to consider buying a less bouncy ride, such as a Connemara, or keep Pandora, but give up riding. The decision was breaking her heart.
For Amy’s birthday I purchased her a ‘Block The Shock’ seat saver. I’ll be honest, I was very sceptical, and worried it wouldn’t help, especially as the Heather Moffet seat savers did nothing for her, nor did the Acavallo gel seat savers, so I was just hoping this might be worth the money. Well, I needn’t have worried.
Amy now rides most days of the week, she trots as much as she fancies, does pole work and is about to start teaching Pandora to canter. She has absolutely NO pain. Not while riding and not afterwards. I cannot stress enough how bad Amy’s pain used to be, seeing crippled in agony and tears from the shortest ride. The likes of Tramadol, Codine and Naproxin have been prescribed for Amy and none of them touch the pain. It’s horrible seeing her in so much pain when she hasn’t even been able to enjoy a good ride on her horse, and then seeing her in more tears when having to try to decide what to do about it.
Well, all of that is a thing of the past thanks to this seat saver. I cannot sing it’s praises enough! It is simply INCREDIBLE. The best £95 I’ve spent. Seeing Amy ride day in and day out with no limitations and NO PAIN, you can’t put a price on that.
I’ve just ordered a Block The Shock half pad for my mare, Jenta, who suffers from an incredibly sensitive back and extreme tension through her back muscles, and I am hoping the half pad will offer some of the same benefits that the seat saver has, so that her full potential can be finally be reached.
Honestly, anyone suffering with chronic back pain – seriously consider buying one of these seat savers! They are worth their weight in gold.
From myself and Amy, THANK YOU!