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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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Bicycling and Dystonia … Part II

A couple of weeks ago, I published a post about the problems I’d experienced after trying to ride a mountain bike i.e. chronic neck pain, due to the ride position that this style of bicycle forces the rider to adopt. … 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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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 21

Crunch, crunch, crunch. Rip. Clunk. Yes, folks, that’s the sound of me grinding my teeth, shredding my January dressage competition entry form and lobbing it into the bin. All a result of this morning’s equine activities. I can honestly say, … Continue reading

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Things To Try When Your Head’s On Back To Front

This is obviously a post about Dystonia, so if you don’t know what this is pop down to http://www.dystonia.org.uk, find out and put a pound, dollar or euro into the wonderful Dystonia Society’s fundraising tin. OK, you can go and … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 19

Finally. Managed to get a lunge lesson today.  I’ve suggested this to different instructors at different times and all have backed away from it. And I’m totally at a loss to understand why. Do instructors think that clients will be … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 18

Back in the saddle this week, after a couple of weeks’ absence. Boy, it’s good to be back! There’s no doubt that riding, reduces my stress levels. Or it would if the Offspring didn’t do crazy things (I haven’t written … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 17

Last Wednesday, my head suddenly went round to the left and wanted to stay there. Now this usually happens when I walk quickly and, often when I ride, but not in the normal course of things. What this means, of … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 16

No post last week, as my training seemed to be heavily focussed on stress reduction rather than on getting a red rosette. These two things aren’t mutually exclusive, of course, but the appalling attitude of my local doctor’s surgery (see … Continue reading

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Horse Riding and Dystonia. Progress Report 15

The weather’s finally changing and we’ve moved into the indoor school to avoid the rain. On the upside, it’s great not to get wet, but on the downside, other people have the same idea, which means having to share space … Continue reading

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