Things changed for me drastically when I got hurt, causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It was weeks of being so weak that if I had physical therapy or a doctors appointment that day, I would go home and crash. Things were very different in my life after TBI. You can read about what my … Continue reading My Life After TBI (ATBI)
My life changed drastically on March 13, 2018. That was the day that I got hurt. To know me, you have to know the person prior to the traumatic brain injury (TBI). Today, I want to give you a glimpse into a day in my old life. Prior to my TBI, I got up early, … Continue reading My Life Before TBI (BTBI)
In response to my game camera post, I was asked for some example photos. Ask on the Ellison Hartley Blog and you shall receive! Here are some photos from each of our properties. These are some of my favorite game camera photos from the Hyde Farm I have a ton more where these came from. … Continue reading Game Camera Photos – Ask, And You Shall Recieve
For My Fellow Horse Lovers Monday “You have to have a picture in your mind of what you want your horse to do.” Ray Hunt Tuesday “Success without force, partnerships without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation.” Pat Parelli Wednesday “No hour of life is ever wasted that is spent in the saddle.” Winston … Continue reading Some Quotes To Ponder For This Week…
Cory This is one of the horses closest to my heart. This is Cory. We bought Cory on New Years Day, 2000. My family had just converted our produce farm to a horse farm and were beginning a lesson program.We bought him at the Eyer Stables, Thurmont MD, New Years Day horse auction. He rode … Continue reading The Story of My Life In Pictures! Part 1
I’m not really one for New Years Resolutions, I’m not really sure why. As the year comes to a close, I always look back over the previous year and the things that I need to improve on, but I have never set an official “New Years Resolution”. I decided this year a rider’s pledge might … Continue reading 2019 Rider’s Pledge
Game cameras for those who do not know, are motion activated cameras mounted on trees or other surfaces where you want to monitor wildlife. They’re generally used by hunters but are also great for wildlife enthusiasts! Where To Put Them? If you are familiar with your property, you probably already have an idea of where … Continue reading Game Cameras – A Must!
There are a million articles and posts about things that might help traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Things like earplugs (I have a brand of those I highly recommend, but that’s another post), blue light glasses, etc… The list goes on and on. Though I definitely use many things to help me through my daily … Continue reading The Calm App – A Must For TBI/PCS Patients!
For those of you who know me in person, you know that my name is Katie Elizabeth Holt. Why then, do I write under the name Ellison Hartley? The first reason is in honor of my family. My grandmother’s (mothers side) maiden name was Ellison. The farm I currently live on was originally purchased by … Continue reading Becoming Ellison Hartley
Happy New Year! I can’t believe that it is New Years Day! I’m looking forward to the start of this year more than probably any other year of my life! A Tramatic Experience After having a horse related accident and sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS), 2018 was anything but a … Continue reading Happy New Year From The Bruised Brain Horse Blogger!