Saturday, September 24, 2022

Tag: Overcoming Injury

Simi OVS, a Story of Tragedy to Triumph

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At the time, I must have been crazy as I contacted her owner to get more information and x-rays. She had fractured her left hock, and although it was not a well-placed break, it was a clean break.

The Best $1 Purchase Ever

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I get questions all the time of people asking me “What IS he??” when we’re in the warmup at shows and I proudly smile and say, “He’s a mutt, but he’s a registered mutt, and got some of that hybrid vigor!”

Baby Steps

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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.

X ‘Marks’ the Spot

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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.

A Grey Cloud’s Silver Lining 

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By Liz Hill My first horse, Cairo, was a draft cross (Shire x QH?) that I rescued as a weanling from the Pregnant Mares’ Urine...

Nothing I Wanted and Everything I Needed

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The first time I saw Explosion In Gold, I leaned over to my trainer and whispered, “What is... that?” It took two weeks for me to decide to keep him.

“Nautica’l” Adventures

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Nautica is every teenage horse girl's dream; tall, dark, and handsome with a big personality and heart to match.

My Entrance into Dressage

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By Kathryn E. Crockett Dressage first knocked softly in my first lessons as a seven-year-old, riding around bareback on large, ever-patient horses, waiting with the...
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Trot Stretch Circles

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