Sunday, October 1, 2023

Tag: Mental Health

The Branches, The Roots, and The Banner

By Natasha Rombeck: In January 2007, I became paralyzed on the right side of my body from the neck down. The cause, we found out later, was Multiple Sclerosis.

A Mirror of Myself

In October Logan made the trek from Oklahoma to Ohio. The moment I laid eyes on him in the flesh I knew he was going to be my partner. I didn't realize at the time he was going to heal me as well.

Top 20 From 2022 – Trending Articles from YourDressage

From inspiring stories of underdog horse-and-rider duos finding success in the dressage arena, to informative horse and rider health features, articles highlighting unique and...

Flying Close To The Sun – A Relentless Journey of Disability,...

In the coming months and years, I aim to manifest, plan, and ride my way to the international Para Dressage world. I never want money, mind, or medical happenings to hold me back from the pursuit of gold. I’m out here to show that no matter how much or how little you may have, there’s always a way to set the world on fire.

Healing with the Help of An American Legend

After meeting a Mustang mare at the therapy center, Johnny suggested I should look at adopting a Mustang. He mentioned that it would be a good thing for me as, just like humans with trauma, Mustangs have trust issues and some trauma too. The groundwork and the connection you are getting through the process of developing a relationship with a Mustang would help me in my healing journey. 

Life Before and Life After

It’s a feeling that many riders are all-too familiar with: you're standing on the mounting block with a pit in your stomach, heart pounding, trying to slow your breathing. Maybe it starts before you get to the mounting block, when you swing the saddle over your horse’s back. Maybe it starts far earlier than that, on the drive over to the barn. No matter the timing, many equestrians struggle with riding anxiety at some point. Some find a way to address it and move on, while others spend years trying to reconcile the sport they love with the fear that holds them back.

From the YourDressage Archives – Fear and Riding

It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the August 2016 issue of the flipbook version of...

Get Your Mind Right

It takes many times down centerline for riders to learn to manage their nerves, recover from an error, stay in the moment, and to focus. The more you do it, the easier it gets.

A Tale of Tails

In two weeks I will celebrate 6 years sober. I am in awe of that. I hope I never stop looking at the gifts that every single new day brings with extreme gratitude.

Five Ways to Shut Up Your Inner Critic

Shrink your inner critic by practicing self-love, affirming yourself, and staying positive.  We all have doubts and fears, but whether we let them get in the way of our riding and competition, is up to us.
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George Williams Accepts 1991 All-Breeds Award

USDF President George Williams accepts the second place Prix St. Georges award for the 1991 All-Breeds Awards on behalf of The Temple Lipizzans' Conversano II Belvedera (Conversano II Andora x Belvedera).

Understanding the USDF Governance Structure and Elections in 2023

Learn about the USDF Governance structure and upcoming elections in 2023