So! Let’s talk disability representation and this GoogleDoodle. Like why are there animals, not people? Why do we sanitize the disability experience, making it cute (because yes horse in a curling sled is cute) instead of giving realistic drawings of, you know, the actual disabled athletes we will be seeing over the next week atContinue reading “Animals, not people. On disability representation.”
I will confess, in a moment of weakness I hopped onto the Voila craze. And I like it, because it’s the first avatar type thing that still looks like me. I have a long abandoned Bitmoji hanging around somewhere. I have an Apple avatar thingy, unused. I have a Facebook avatar that never sees theContinue reading “Voila, Representation!”
“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. MoreContinue 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? TheyContinue 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 feetContinue 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 outContinue 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 theContinue reading “Year of the Pig”
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