Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Scott Aug 19, 2013.
I’m Getting So Very Tired
I had another wonderful week of three rides, and all my rides were in absolutely beautiful spring weather. The only downside is that it is becoming more and more apparent that I’ve lost just about all the physical progress I’d made over the past 6-7 years. I post the trot for maybe a quarter of the ring and I have to rest. My previously taut muscles have lost all their tone. I get off the horse and I am so tired that I do not walk well. And there I am…Continue
Posted on April 13, 2014 at 5:22pm
Finally--I Rode Three Times This Week
Maybe the Universe is starting to smile on me again. Maybe I will be able to stop the relentless degradation of my body. Maybe I can finally start to recover from my MS exacerbation.
The first week of December 2013 I rode four times. Since then the most I’ve ridden in a week was two times around a month ago. I am walking a little better but my physical fitness took a big hit this winter, I am weaker and my muscles just won’t…Continue
Posted on April 6, 2014 at 4:03pm — 2 Comments
Mia Is Not Too Pleased With Me
I finally got to ride on Wednesday, the first time in two weeks. Between all the extra traveling I’ve had to do, the lingering effects of my MS exacerbation plus an absolutely horrible head cold I was too sick and exhausted to ride last week.
Wednesday dawned bright and cold. Mia was NOT happy to be brought in. I could not really blame her, the wind was from the North and it was bitterly cold. Debbie groomed her, but I did not…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments
Striking Results From Minimal Use
First, my apologies to my readers for not having a blog for a month. These first three months of 2014 have been among the most challenging of my life and I have not been able to ride more than once a week, a BIG comedown from three times a week. Amazingly I have made some progress with the horses with using the Back on Track stuff for just 30-45 minutes a week.
Fortunately, before my life fell apart, I ordered more Back on Track stuff for the…Continue
Posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:44pm
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