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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Pouring rain and the news that my chosen ride for this evening’s dressage competition had been withdrawn by the owner, were not the best of things to kick off proceedings.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 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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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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Well, the last few weeks have been a right old pickle. Having written about the lovely Christmas Day we had, the Family Unit went into meltdown. The Offspring produced a sky high temperature which refused to respond to any form … 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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Why Would I Take My Child Hunting?

Hunting. The very word instantly polarises opinion and puts people on one side or another of a great divide. But then I’m not sure that things are quite so black and white as they might seem at first hand. Take … Continue reading

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