ICYMI: How Horse Riding Helps Addiction Treatment & Recovery via addictionblog.org

I was honoured to contribute to the great work that Addiction Blog are doing in providing touchstones and resources to everyone contending with all manner of addictive behaviours. Here's a link to the article, which has had many eyeballs rest upon it! *** Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is …

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An Excerpt from Many Brave Fools

I talk a lot about the brain in MBF (as I like to call it), as well as the body. For me, horseback riding has been a union of the two, which came as a surprise because I hadn't been aware how separate they were, for me. The paradox is that I have become united …

What I Learned in a Lesson: Looking Where I Am Going {February 2013}

I just came across this, as a draft labelled '2013/02/06'* Is that June 2nd, or the second of the sixth? No, I think it's February, as this is an American platform, is WordPress. I wonder why we do the dates differently, here? Today is the 24th of the fourth, or 24 April. As we would …

And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest…

... which is not entirely inappropriate, as our Mercury was a famous TV star, playing Henry VIII's primary mount in The Tudors. The shrieks that ensued the first time I saw him on the telly! [Mercury, not Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.] The sad news was shared in the yard today: Merc, who was probably around a thousand …

The Will to Power < 2012 Style

I've written about this before, but things have changed. I wrote this, specifically, five-ish years ago: Where does it cross the line, though, into irreparability? Is there room for compromise, for example? 'It' = getting the horse doing what he's meant to do. Is there room for compromise? How do I adjust, allowing for the …