During this week, I am reblogging some of my favorite old posts with some updates.
The Backyard Horse Blog recently welcomed a handful of new readers so I thought it would be fun to do some archival digging.
Even if you starting reading the blog early last year when it first appeared on the internet, you might have missed these posts.
In either case, I hope you will tune in today, Wednesday and Friday (my typical publishing schedule) to check them out.
Prefer new content instead? I hope to be back next week with all fresh posts.
We start today’s journey down memory lane with the post “Want to Improve Your Horse Care? Use Your Senses!”
I had a lot of fun creating a new mini-infographic to go with the post and its corresponding Pinterest pin.
When most equestrians think of senses, I imagine that the sense of sight first comes to mind. What is more gorgeous to look at than a horse, right? But a person who is sighted often forgets that people can and do absorb information in other ways.
Years ago, I volunteered at a therapeutic riding center. I later became a NARHA certified instructor (NARHA has since changed its name to PATH International- Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). I eventually worked at the center as a staff member. My experiences there gave me lots of exposure to folks with sensory differences. It made me think about the varied ways that many different kinds of people experience the world.
If you are sighted, you absorb a tremendous amount of information through your eyes. It is easy to forget that there are other senses that can give us “insight” into the world around us.
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