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Response to justgamma (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 27, 2012, 12:01 AM

21. Ann's embrace of the horse "world" means she's immersed in a sport horse culture

that tends to take over one's life. It becomes a very insular environment. I live within it, I work within it. Its very hard to have other "things" to distract one from it. It consumes you and becomes the entirety of your life.

Ann was sucked into this zone because she sought out therapeutic riding for her MS. She quickly succumbed to the horse addiction and is now fully immersed into a culture most anyone else who isn't involved in this sport cannot imagine. They are a tricky, difficult large animal to keep confined. Then you add on the layer of international competition and it becomes even more tricky to manage the horse and rider pair to maximum athletic success. The complexities of a difficult athlete pair are magnified times 10 when one of them cannot speak. Trying to figure out the horse's needs to ensure they are happy, content and sound for the task at hand becomes a humane, all consuming passion.

I completely 110% understand this phrase.

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