Category Archives: Horse Riding

Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 28

There’s been a lot of change at our riding school recently. Our “shouty” riding instructor has left and the replacement is proving to be …an improvement. Our new instructor is a middle aged lady who knows a lot, has a … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 27

Progress Report 27. Hmm. Progress? Perhaps not quite the right word. As the weather’s been so good, I’ve spent a lot of time out hacking, mainly due to extreme nagging from the Offspring who likes going in the school as … Continue reading

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Competition Success

Pouring rain and the news that my chosen ride for this evening’s dressage competition had been withdrawn by the owner, were not the best of things to kick off proceedings. Fortunately, trusty Tosca came to the rescue and we did … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 26

This week, our equine activities have been confined to hacking, swotting horse flies and watching polo. Interesting mix, but sadly none of these have been remotely useful in terms of getting “competition ready” for next Friday. I am definitely entering … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 25

Disaster and hope. Something of a mixed week, then? Well, yes. Firstly, the disaster. Having taken the aimiable Tosca out again, the general consensus is that we have given ourselves a massive hill to climb, over the next three weeks, … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 24

It always makes me rather cross when (usually) non-horsey folk say “You don’t have to be fit to ride. The horse does all the work, doesn’t it?” Er, no. Actually. By my reckoning, to ride a good, variable training session, … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 22

Sadly, this quarter’s Botox treatment has not proved to be very effective. Usually, I notice an immediate improvement in my dystonic sysmptoms, but this time around, the impact has (so far) been minimal. However, in spite of this, things could … Continue reading

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