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casil403
11-28-2009, 10:11 AM
...outside this morning...started to go to FCP but bailed when I saw the ice on the roads!:eek: I'm not into breaking any more crowns or suffering any more head injuries if i can avoid it!
Besides, I have an essay on Christopehr Reeve due this week so I guilted myself into going home and working on it which I'm doing now... :wall-an:
Damn priorities! :mad:

Bambi
11-28-2009, 11:59 AM
if it makes you feel any better I am on my way into the city to get my glasses fixed. I ran into something today and they got all twisted. of course in a small town nothing is open so I have to drive over an hour to get them repaired.

sometime the day you plan and the day you have are very different.. :yell::wall-an::mad:

casil403
11-28-2009, 12:05 PM
Oh man I hate it when that happens!
Good luck B!

On the bright side of my stuff I am half finished my essay...:D

Bambi
11-28-2009, 04:24 PM
well there's usually a bright side isn't there? whle my glasses were being fixed hubby and I journeyed over to future shop and bought some presents for the kids. :)

What is the focus of your essay? I've always like Christopher Reeves. His accident was terrible and there has been a lot of controversy about eventing.

casil403
11-28-2009, 11:07 PM
What is the focus of your essay? I've always like Christopher Reeves. His accident was terrible and there has been a lot of controversy about eventing.

Why? It was an accident...his horse balked and his hands got caught in the bridle....that's whay he was unable to break his fall.
I didn't realize how bad his injury was...I mean he essentially almost decapitated himself without cutting his head off! :eek: :eek: I also didn't realize he was misdiagnosed initially as a level A complete C2 SCI either. He was actually a level C.(level A is worst out of a possible A-E grade with E being the best.... A essentially means no function remaining and E means all function retained).

Anyhow enough med' jargon...Here is the assignment...it's for my Rehab disabling conditions class. I learned a lot of stuff about him today I didn't know before and I even managed to finish it. :clap: It was 2 pages and a bit but it's not due until Friday so I might tighten it up in places if I can.:)

Write a short essay (max 2 pages) on Christopher Reeve and his contribution to spinal cord research and recovery. You should cover the topics in each objective of the Spinal Cord Injury Module 11. All references must be properly annotated. Proper spelling and sentence structure is expected.

Total marks = 20
Style:
• Intro – 2 mark
• Body – 2 marks
• Conclusion – 2 marks
• References/footnotes – 2 marks
Content
• Mechanism of injury – 1 mark
• level of injury and any subsequent changes – 1 mark,
• grade of muscle strength – 1 mark,
• complications experienced – 1 marks
• Functional expectations – 1 mark
• Team involved – 1 marks
• Treatment activities – 1marks
• Client goals – 1 marks
• Contribution to spinal cord research and recovery - 4 marks

Okay... you can WAKE UP NOW!!!!!!

Bambi
11-29-2009, 08:39 AM
not sleeping here, looks interesting to me!

the controversy is that as the sport develops the jumps are getting more and more dangerous. Which is why horse's balk, fall, get tangled often with bad results for horse and rider. I think there was a drive to make the jumps more and more spectacular. http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/78991882.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1939DE8499A90908064DBEE100FA6ACDB9C

http://www.fei.org/Development/Programmes/PublishingImages/SA%20Eventing.JPG

http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/06/horse-jump-415x589.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
11-29-2009, 12:05 PM
The horse headstand is an amazing shot, the timing is perfect, I always get the just after the best part photo :wall-an:

casil403
11-29-2009, 05:31 PM
Holy Crow on the last shot...at first I thought it was a jump! That shot hits home what you are talking about.
My niece is doing that sort of thing...she has a great relationship with her horse Dusty, but has had a few balks in competition which she has been thrown. I'll tell you about Dusty someday...quite a story on that guy...he was a single hand up from ending up in a can of dogfood.

Part of it is with her, that if Dusty senses any hesitation of nervousness in her while in competition (which is undertandable since she has been thrown a few times one of which she was knocked out but okay) it makes him nervous and uneasy and he tends to not trust her and makes his own judgement...at least that's what I think?
Am I right on this and do horses think that way...I mean there has to be a level of trust on both parts here. I did not get the horsemanship gene...I don't trust an animal that is bigger than me and can think for itself...lol!

BTW, if you come out here, Spruce Meadows is definitley on the to do list!

Bambi
11-29-2009, 07:20 PM
Holy Crow on the last shot...at first I thought it was a jump! That shot hits home what you are talking about.

this is the highest level of eventing-olympic/international level. There have been some changes though. In any sport, there is danger: I have broken a finger into bits and cracked my pelvis. However, at the highest level of eventing the danger is not imaginary. I don't think that Christopher Reeves was at this level but high enough. I am the helmet queen. Nothing annoys me more then seeing people riding without a helmet. :mad:



My niece is doing that sort of thing...she has a great relationship with her horse Dusty, but has had a few balks in competition which she has been thrown. I'll tell you about Dusty someday...quite a story on that guy...he was a single hand up from ending up in a can of dogfood.

Part of it is with her, that if Dusty senses any hesitation of nervousness in her while in competition (which is undertandable since she has been thrown a few times one of which she was knocked out but okay) it makes him nervous and uneasy and he tends to not trust her and makes his own judgement...at least that's what I think?
Am I right on this and do horses think that way...I mean there has to be a level of trust on both parts here. I did not get the horsemanship gene...I don't trust an animal that is bigger than me and can think for itself...lol!

BTW, if you come out here, Spruce Meadows is definitley on the to do list!

yes horses are quite sensitive and all of their instincts for survival are based on caution not aggressiveness. Your judgement is right on regarding him making the decision. The horse 'gene' is absolutely real. Lots of people like horses but there are some who are obsessed. When I was 3 my mom would find me in a pasture down the road. Drove her nuts. Course she's nervous of horses as well. I would have bought my kids a pony. What did they want? A hockey rink. My niece however is totally like me. :)

I've been to Spruce Meadows once and am dying to get back!

casil403
11-29-2009, 07:39 PM
I am alot better with them than I used to be but I've never even been on one before...I'll stick to dogs!!! :clap:

Bambi
11-30-2009, 04:29 AM
I am alot better with them than I used to be but I've never even been on one before...I'll stick to dogs!!! :clap:

Some programs use horses in rehab, so you may need to get into that. :evil2:
Besides, dogs and horses go together:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/SiwOPDelBdI/AAAAAAAAAXs/c_b0mEBy7No/s800/DSC04931.JPG