“Comparison is the thief of joy” Teddy Roosevelt So, it’s strange. As a rider, especially as a rider with a disability, I work hard to not compare myself, my progress, what I’m working on to others. But, making the barn switch has exposed me to more. More people. More horses. More higher level riders. More … Continue reading Motivation, comparison and all that fun stuff →
So, it happened again. Moebius syndrome ended up on television! Actually it did not end up on television, a really bad imitation of it did. It puzzles me that writers and medical advisors will go out of their way to “discover” these wonky diseases, then do a terrible job at them. See her eyes? They … Continue reading Season Finale Worthy →
The sitting trot is not a passive action. You can’t sink into it, you push into it – that rhythm, than down action – it’s percussive, it’s powerful. And weirdly enough, it’s now doable. But first. Piggles and I had a kind of embarrassing failure of a last outing in June, he planted his feet … Continue reading You need to bounce to sit →
Spent this weekend spectating at the Golden State Dressage show and CPEDI, watching all kinds of wonderful horses and riders, and making my paradressage classification permanent! I also tried my hand at some equestrian photography, I love photography although with fine motor and vision issues… my results may vary! I clearly need to figure out … Continue reading Dressage-ing →
(Next to Normal reference. If you haven’t listened through the show and are at all interested in mental health issues and musical theater, do yourself a favor and listen.) So yeah, did Portland in April. It was cold, it was wet… but family, Moebius stuff… AND A LLAMA!
Goals are funny. I’m really not a competitive person, but I certainly am goal oriented. I think it helps me… focus? Or something like that. So goals: Piggles and I are aiming to ride the Grade II Novice A test at the ginormous Rancho Murieta CPEDI 1* in June. It’s big, it’s fancy… and the … Continue reading Year of the Pig →
I went to Florida for MSFCon18, and when I wasn’t frantically running around praying my wifi held for the livestreams (it did!) I relaxed by taking a few photos. Florida might have been steamy hot (eek! I know you get used to it, but eww!) but it had some super-pretty flowers and such. Plus I’m … Continue reading Florida Flora & A Pretty Place →
This piece has been entered in the Patients Have Power Writing Contest run by Clara Health designed to raise awareness about clinical trials. I am passionate about this cause and hope it will help raise much needed awareness about the power of breakthrough research. The cause of my (primary) rare disease is unknown. There are … Continue reading A (Partial) History of Me →
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