After taking the summer off, I am returning to horseback riding(hippo therapy) today and I have to admit that there are some nerves. Horses are very sensitive to their riders so I've spent this morning meditating so that my horse doesn't feel my anxiousness. There is something so empowering about controlling a 2000 pound animal in addition to all the other benefits of riding for people with MS. Hippo therapy improves gait and balance, cognition and confidence besides being just a fun activity that I can still do regardless of my disability. If we don't challenge ourselves with something outside our comfort zone, then we'll never know what we're capable of so I'm getting out of my head and out of my own way to resume an activity that will only help in the long run. I'm going to get right back on the horse and ride into a healthier future.
Hello World. This is a blog we created to give any one affected by MS in any way a constructive way to communicate with others going through the same challenges.