Monday, December 28, 2015

Horses are Powerful Medicine

I am an introvert.

Surprising to some, as I don't mind speaking in front of groups, teaching or being involved with some activities.

But still, truly an introvert.  This has kept me from expending the extra energy to be involved with many equestrian clubs, meetings, and the such.  

I also have this irrational fear that individuals will continue to pass judgement for my disability.  I have a bilateral hearing loss.  Certainly not a crushing issue, but one that many have done their best to infer that I am an inferior human being.

But over the past few years, I have been steadily involved in a friend's therapeutic program.  I enjoy riding and showing horses.  I enjoy grooming and lunging and generally hanging out with my horses.

But I've found I have truly enjoyed giving back in a different way. 

Horses are certainly powerful medicine.  I have seen the changes in the students.  The veteran's quietly working with the honest horse.  Horses cannot lie and to this, I see reflected in the interactions between student and horse.

So, I am excited that I was asked to be on the board of directors for the therapeutic organization.  As a disabled equestrian, in addition to being married to a veteran, I am hoping to bring some insight to the organization.

Introvert, aside, I am looking forward to being more involved in the equine community.

After all, shouldn't everyone be able to be involved and have a taste of equine therapy, if they need it too?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Holidays

Whatever you celebrate or don't celebrate, happy holidays from the semi ferals and I