Tag: Overcoming Adversity
I had gone on an inn-to-inn weeklong trail riding trek. On the second day, the horse I was riding tripped violently, falling on top of me, at the beach on the water's edge. I fell in the water, and I could feel it up to my ears while lying immobile with my head held still by another rider, waiting for the helicopter to airlift me to Galway University Hospital. Another French doctor rider, a cardiologist, also tended to me, and they saved my life.
A Voice in the Dark
First generation American, daughter of a refugee, wheelchair user, advocate, assault survivor, unashamed. Mia Rodier-Dawallo is a Grade II, international Para Dressage competitor, a Persian-American, a survivor, and a rising star.
The Right Horse Finds Us
Coming back from a serious injury is not easy. I truly believe that horses find us, we don’t find them. He is my prince.
From Colic Survivors to the National Stage
Someone once told me that riding “is all about the journey” and, from my experience, I can tell you that it’s the truth. The journey with my mare, Bright Design aka Piper, has had its ups and downs. To this day, I still have moments of wonder each time I get on her. How did we come this far? By Alicia Stock
X ‘Marks’ the Spot
It has been a long journey since his injury, and yes, on occasion I wish I could retire him to pasture and get a new horse, but given the circumstances, I am content with my situation and love him dearly.
From the YourDressage Archives – My Journey to the National Dressage...
It’s Throwback Thursday! Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the October 2017 issue of the flipbook version of...
Spotted and special! February is Appaloosa Month on YourDressage! Easily recognizable for their colorful, spotted coat pattern, this American breed finds its origins with...
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.
Fantom, The Golden Boy
By Jess Idol We are celebrating Splash of Color month on YourDressage! Whether your horse is a Paint, Appaloosa, Knabstrupper, or Gypsy Horse, sports a...
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...