Originally Posted by Dartanion
So this semester I took Sign language and I've decided (on the side) I would like to become an interpereter(sp) and it got me thinking. Before we moved we had a blinde girl that rode at our barn and JUMPED I never got to learn how she did it but there was always someone there talking to her. Does anyone else know any deaf,blind, or ???? Riders? I've always wondered how they show? I'm sure it's not difficult but it would be interesting to learn.
Well it all depends on the severity of the condition right. My mom is legally blind but she can still see. She has had to change the way she does things because she does not see, but she still lives along and full functional life. If she were to start, she would be able to ride horses. As for being deaf, that definitely wouldn't prevent you to ride.
The body changes to whatever it needs to be able to thrive and survive. Even those who are deaf or blind, have refined all their other senses to a degree none of us could ever have or imagine, because we don't need to compensate as much. They do and they do an excellent job at it.