Being a horsewoman and now a TBI patient, I recently got to thinking about how horsemanship and TBI rehabilitation have a lot in common. You Never Know What You Are Going To Get On any given day with horses, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes they are great, sometimes they are … Continue reading Horsemanship and TBI Recovery Aren’t So Different
Today I watched one of my longtime students compete in the Special Olympics horse show. It was a whole different experience for me, like no other I have ever had in the horse world. I feel I have seen a lot in my life with horses and had a lot of different experiences, but this … Continue reading Special Olympics Horse Show
Yep, there is something I haven’t told you in regards to this lesson horse search we have been on. Not only did we buy Tic Toc ( otherwise known as prospect #10). We also bought another horse! Maybe A Magic Star Magic is the horse that Aleta and I drove to Warrenton, Virginia to try. … Continue reading I’ve Been Keeping A Secret From You!
I most certainly don’t. I live in a constant state of a reminder after my TBI on March 13, 2018. Well, even though I didn’t need a reminder, I got one today. Accidents Don’t Always Involve Falling Off My accident didn’t involve me falling off a horse. Honestly, a fall probably would have been less … Continue reading Not Like I Needed A Reminder About Horse Safety…
On To #8 So, we were on prospects number 8 and 9 this weekend. We left the farm bright and early optimistic about the horses we had scheduled to see. The first stop there was originally supposed to be two horses. When we arrived we found out that the mare had been sold. The gelding, … Continue reading Lesson Horse Search: Horse #8 “Bobby”
I just realized that I have not written anything to my boot camp riders in a while! This is a check in type post to make sure you are focusing on the right things so that you will be ready for learning the next to important lessons. What are the next two important lessons? Riding … Continue reading 21.Boot Camp Rider Check-In!
Recognize Any Of These Names? Some of the names on this list are just as famous as the horses that actually won the triple crown! Do you remember these guys? I remember Silver Charm(1997) and all the others mentioned after him. Burgoo King- 1932- The first horse to win the Derby and the Preakness ( … Continue reading List Of Almost Triple Crown Winners!
To Go Or Not To Go? If you have Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) then you know that you can go from feeling really good to really bad with little to no warning. This is exactly why I was unsure about a 16-hour road trip to Florida. Would I get too tired? What if I forget to … Continue reading Road Trip With Post Concussion Syndrome
What are they again you might ask? Just in case you missed the last post. Three easy and non-technical goals we have set for your first three months of riding lessons. I set them assuming you are riding once a week allowing them to be attainable within three months. Your First Three Goals Your first … Continue reading 7. Knocking Out Those Goals (Months 1-3)
I did say that I’d get on your case about keeping a riding journal! I’m obsessive about documenting things and checking things off lists. I admit, the way I do it is probably to an extreme. I suggest if you keep no other journal in your life, that you keep a riding journal. Why is … Continue reading 4. Keeping A Riding Journal