In January of 2017, I found myself in a place of despair. Because of chronic pain and exhaustion, I was less physically active. My weight increased, while my balance and strength decreased. Suddenly, I was afraid to ride and enjoy my horse as I had in my younger days. I realized that I needed to find my sisterhood!
I started a Facebook group titled Aging Horsewomen. My goal was to connect with other women who were dealing with the challenges of aging while enjoying the companionship of a 1000 pound flight animal. That group has grown to over 51,000 women all over the world.
As a retired nurse, I know how fragile our bodies can be. That is especially true when those bodies have already lasted at least half a century! Safety is a primary concern. I love ID MyHorse Emergency Medical and Identification Tags! I wear mine clipped to my Hit-Air Vest. Having my contact and medical information readily available increases my sense of security when interacting with my horse.
I also have a tag clipped to my saddle. If my horse and I become separated during a ride, whoever catches him will immediately know how to contact me and his veterinarian. Thank you ID MyHorse for understanding the need to be prepared!