The middle of November 2014 seamed like a good time to do my comeback!
As a show jumper that is.
Lara was on her upmost best behavior and we decided just to jump the 1meter class.
Warming up I probably jumped more fences consecutively than I have done In the last 18 months but it was ok!
I do still suffer from double vision but when I either ignore it or decide to follow only one of my “visions” it’s alright. I probably wouldn’t jump anything much bigger than 1 meter when I have the double vision. It’s not that I have 2 identical images side by side, they are kind of on top slightly slotted next to each other, slightly on an angle… I promise not great for deciding distance!
I tried closing one eye and that was better… But then I closed the other eye. Disaster! I didn’t close them both at the same time because that would have been beyond stupid, but I came to the realization on the way to a small-ish vertical in the warm-up that I am not only right handed I am also very right eyed! Closing my right eye made the approach impossible. The “distance-depth” to fence was unreadable! By relaying on the right eye was much better.
I will venture on in trying to improve this silly double vision thingie…
Keep Smiling 🙂
When I’m tired you brighten my day doubly!!!
I am now trying to look forward to what’s to happen in my life.
As the world looks like it’s nearing it’s definite end I’m beginning to feel ok again. More energy to do “normal things”. I can now cook and do some shopping for house items.
We have started our rebuild at home. Changing the kitchen and downstairs.
Well I started to write this a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have jetted around Europe. I’ve found a new member to my team of jumpers. I have managed to go to Stockholm to go to the Sweden International Show, which is now held at “the pre-gates of hell”, Sweden national arena “Friends” (more like ‘fiend arena’ as it’s also the homegrown for my team Djurgardens arch rivals aik.)
I survived! And better yet the show was a success!!! So maybe they will start using Friends arena for more horse related stuff?
I have started my come back career…jumping 1mtr at a club show. It’s a bit crazy with the double vision at times but I find closing one eye helps.
My new goal is to get stronger, more positive, keep jumping, find out a solution for the double vision, possible find time to stay creative, not bore people, be nice to my family.
For Christmas we are planning to stay at home!
Keep Smiling 🙂
Stay true to yourself
So much can happen in such short space of time…