“Some people say I was lucky to survive, other will say I deserved it for the choice I made. I’m here to say I was lucky, it’s never ok to say your life isn’t worth living even at your worst you can always look forward tomorrow will come and if you put your mind to it you’ll see that anything is possible.” – Stephen McGregor Professional Paralympian
I play football here at ULM and we have been in our fall camp for the last 23 days. It is a mental, physical, and emotional strain and tensions are running high. One day early on in camp we were out in the blistering heat practicing. We were almost finished when we called a screen pass and I was going to be the main blocker for the play and if I messed up it wouldn't work. Then as soon as the ball was snapped I stepped with the wrong foot first. This slowed me down and the defender was able to clobber our receiver behind the line of scrimmage. My position coach, Coach Clark, immediately ran over yelling, "What are you doing? Where is the direction you can't lose your man on that play?" I knew what I had done wrong, "I can't let him get up the
"Wake up, partners," the trail boss, James called. I sleepily looked up , shivered, and saw I was the only one not up. "Here," James said, giving me the horses' bridles and saddles. "Take these and get the horses ready. We have a long day today." I groaned in reply and set up the horses for the day's long drag. I was the horse wrangler and this was my everyday job but I still couldn't get use to the idea of waking up before the sun and working. We drove the cattle into open plains against the winter's cold wrath.
“Yes I am dad.” Kevin screaming at the top of his lungs,” Mr.Cromwell needs to go!” While Howie and Kevin argued ,Cromwell was over there eating Kevin’s breakfast, waffles. It was too late, Howie and Kevin turned around ,the waffles were gone.Kevin and Howie went straight over to doggy daycare. Cromwell had stayed 1 hour knowing he wanted to leave.
It has also been shown that using the horse for riding has caused vertebrae problems if the rider uses incorrect posture (Lesimple et al., 2010).
Riding is balance and communication. Both the rider and horse need to be athletes. I know when I get on a horse; my 170 pounds changes the horse. Now, my job is to make it as easy as possible for the horse to be strong, flexible and happy with my added weight. Athletes, both human and equine train to be strong and increase flexibility, but training and muscle development takes time. However, people are impatient and that is where aggressive riding and gadgets that occur rollkur come in to the picture; draw reins, funky bits, head setters, and improper use of side reins. As Sarah Rigg has mentioned to us in numerous classes it takes years of proper training and riding just to correct the issues humans cause in horse’s just by sitting on
Being safe around horse are important? According to Equisearch “Keeping Kids Safe Around Horses” Always have someone watching just in case if something goes wrong, find a horse that is the right size for your rider and a horse that is calm, always wear a helmet, and be smart (Equisearch).
In the dusk of a summer Saturday evening, a trickle of light streams through the overhead leaves. One particular horse poses beneath a canopy of towering Adirondack oaks, most of which are only rivaled by the antique racetrack in age. Only a few fans are all that remains of the crowd that adorned the grandstand the hour before, with dreams to witness history. The few that linger lean enthusiastically over the barn barricade that had once struggled to restrain the appreciative masses and masses, only for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of this particular thoroughbred in the distance. But this horse didn’t win today. Today’s victor grazed out of his stall rows down, seemingly unnoticed. The sky, once a brilliant blue, has turned darker with
Standing on his hind legs, this rare andalucian stallion is fearless. His ears are turned back while his noble looking head is held high. His all black coat glistens in the late afternoon sun. His face displays a strong confidence with his nostrils flared, his veins bulging from his cheek bones, and his fiery black eyes burning holes into the souls of those who stare into them. His neck muscles are tensed and thickened with adrenalin. His black main is thrown into the wind like a flag rippling in the winds of a tornado. His muscular front legs are brought up to his chest displaying his flashing gray hooves that could crush a man's scull with one blow. His backbone and underbelly are held almost straight up and his hind quarters are tensed.
“Anything that can help us find out who did this.” I said, examining the crime scene. I walked towards what used to be the glass case that held the crown, but was now a useless, shattered cube.
Horseback riding has been around for thousands of years as a form of transportation. It wasn’t until recently that it became an organized sport and a hobby for equestrians. Millions of people around the world ride, often without knowing the benefits. Especially in these developmental stages for young teens, this sport is advantageous to all of its participants. Horseback riding allows people of all ages to take care of their bodies, positively develop their minds, and connect with their spiritual side.
First, the child invests more effort and time into owning the horse than their parents do. Children learn more responsibility because they spend so much time cleaning, feeding, and caring for their horse. Parents have the responsibility of paying for the animal, which albeit, is an expensive task, but it is not one done in vain. With a dog, much of the responsibility can be allocated to the parents because they see dogs as another child or friend that they can pamper. Although this is beneficial for the parents, it is not teaching their children how to be responsible for live animals. Moreover, three doctors conducted a study on the effects of horseback riding in children with spastic cerebral palsy. They found that the studied children's muscle symmetry improved, rendering other stretching practices useless. Because the walking gait of a horse mimics a human's walk, the muscles in people's legs get stretched out. Physically disabled kids can learn to walk again after a traumatic event or after being born with paralysis. Even mentally disabled children or kids with autism have been shown to speak and socialize better. All children can benefit from horseback riding, not just the healthy, "normal" ones. Furthermore, horseback riding does not appear to be exercise, but it actually works many muscles of the core and lower body. According to bodybuilding.com, riding targets the abdominals, the quadriceps
A long long time ago Little red riding hood was told to walk to her grandmas house to give her some aspirin to make her foot ache go away. She has a day to get to grandma’s house and then a day to get back, so all in all she has two days to get there and back if she isn’t back in that time her mom will send out help to find her.