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post #21 of 29 Old 12-23-2011, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by parham View Post
And, I'll keep you guys updated about my progress.
Please do!

I'm absolutely amazed and thrilled when people with disabilities expand their horizons and do something people would never think they could do (and often are really good at it!). Look at the Para-Equestrian team as an example! I find it very inspiring.
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post #22 of 29 Old 12-23-2011, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by parham View Post
If you have access to such resources, sure, that'd help a lot.
There is an organization called PATH International which maintains resources about therapeutic horseback riding around the world. This might be a resource to help you get started. Good luck!
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post #23 of 29 Old 12-23-2011, 10:36 AM
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My friend and I, gave your predicament a little thought. We reckon that using a horse we own, an indoor arena we could borrow, some protective gear we might scrounge that we could have you on the back of a horse relatively quickly.
The big question would be how long it took for us to feel confident that we could let you off the lunge rein in the arena. Luckily we know people who might have the answers to the problems we haven't thought about.

Undoubtedly what would be important to the outcome would be your physical fitness level, your personal empathy with a horse and, perhaps, how you took to falling off for the first time.

So dream on, it might one day all come to fruition.
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post #24 of 29 Old 12-23-2011, 12:19 PM
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I just want to say that horses are healers of the heart, soul, spirit, mind..

Riding horses, being around horses.. interacting with them is absolutely 100% amazing in every way shape or form. Blind shouldn't stop you, you can do everything that every other person can do, with help :)

I hope it becomes a reality for you, just find the right person that is patient and willing to explain every little thing to you.

See this is why I wish people could teleport. I'd be so willing to help you get introduced to horses.

Best of luck, my friend! And you gotta love technology :)

P.S: Not even Hollywood can depict the amazingness of being on a horse. You gotta experience it first hand! :)
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post #25 of 29 Old 12-23-2011, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by HorseOfCourse View Post
Since you can program computers and such, is it safe to assume that you're either partially blind or legally blind?

If that's the case, I say go for it because I'm legally blind, but I still compete with my horses like anyone else.
The only thing they do different for me is during halter or showmanship classes the judge uses different signals rather than a nod of the head because I can't see that.
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has been for 20 years

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post #26 of 29 Old 12-23-2011, 02:47 PM
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I want to say good luck with your riding parham

I also have a disability both physical and mental from a young age
and I was told once that I could not ride
but I proved everyone wrong, The only thing I need now
is a mounting block but other wise you can't keep me off

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post #27 of 29 Old 12-24-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Country Woman, great! It's great to know that we still can prove people wrong, isn't it?

Skyseternalangel, yes, I'm with you in teleporting. Teleporting would make everyone's life so much easier. If I could teleport, heck, I'd just teleport to US/UK/Canada where there are great facilities for this kind of thing, and ride to my heart's content, with the aid of the wonderful people on the forum!
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post #28 of 29 Old 01-01-2012, 06:25 AM
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My pony club is in partnership with a branch of the riding for the disabled association. It couldn't hurt calling a few riding schools to see if they can offer anything like that for you. The RDA horses are incredibly well broke and very placid and gentle. I don't think there's anything that can spook them. I used to exercise my friends horse that was loaned to the RDA and he was an amazing horse.
Personally, I don't see any reason you can't learn to ride on a lunge line or with someone leading you for a while until you're more comfortable.
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post #29 of 29 Old 01-01-2012, 02:52 PM
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mellow would mean that the horse wont do anything unexpected and well broke mens that the horse has been ridden alot and is practically bombproof.
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