Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
A Deep Cultural Change
When I first mounted a pony in Chile 57 years ago I was NEVER invited to consider the horse. At most there was a small consideration for the horse’s mouth, but in 99.999% of the cases it was assumed that the horse had earned whatever abuse it had to suffer. I also ran into the same assumptions in Uruguay, and in the USA when I returned to this country in 1963. I found this assumption in riders, riding stables, instructors and trainers, both in person and…Continue
Posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments
Winter, Two Weeks, One Ride
The winter weather is not helping my riding at all.
Wednesday morning it was raining, of course, but luckily Debbie was willing to give me my lesson on Thursday. On Thursday morning she called me worried about the super sloppy ring and the possibility of ice, but she agreed to giving me a lesson when I told her that I was not up to much beyond the walk and that I was not physically able to do anything more ambitious than a slow…Continue
Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:13am — 4 Comments
The Polar Vortex Interferes With My Riding
Last week I got to ride twice. Riding is out for this week, it is just too cold in the mornings!
Sunday the 19th I got to ride Cider. I just walked since I was too weak to do anything more. I tried the same aids for the shoulder-in I used on Mia, but I just got one or two slight hints of Cider actually doing a shoulder-in. Now Cider used to be used for eventing so she has had at least some dressage training, so it could…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2014 at 1:41pm
I’m Still Walking
I seem to be slowly recovering from my latest MS exacerbation. I’m still walking though some days are better than others as far as my mobility is concerned. I do know that I am a lot better than I would be if I had not gotten to ride Mia this week. My exhaustion is slowly abating but doing anything gets me tired quickly.
I did not get to ride at all the week of the big freeze, either the mornings were COLD (the worst one at 6…Continue
Posted on January 18, 2014 at 11:58am — 2 Comments
Mia Always Makes It Better
Right now I am fighting a Multiple sclerosis exacerbation (attack). It started Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 around 6 or 7:00 PM. Luckily years ago I figured out a homeopathic remedy that works with this particular type of exacerbation and after around three hours, when I was sure I was having an MS attack, I took it.
But once an attack starts it is hard to stop. The neurologists can do it with a GRAM of corticosteroids a day for 5 days, but since I am…Continue
Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:47pm — 4 Comments