Dressage (Through 4th FEI Level), Hunt Seat (Flat and Low Fences), Eventing (Novice), Western (Equitation, Trail), Recreational Riding (Advanced), Driving (Basic), Therapeutic Coaching for Disabled Rider Competitions, to Para-Equestrian level.).
PhD Cancer Research,1969, PDF Royal Marsden Hospital, Pollard's Wood Research Station, Molecular Genetics, 1970-71 Owner, Willowbank Farm, 1972 Asst. Research Prof Community Medecine, Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa University, 1972-3 Certified CEF Instructor, 1979 Daily riding under a Reiter of the Spanish School, Vienna, 1986 Retired to Willowbank, 1999 Certified CanTRA Therapeutic Riding Instructor, 1999 Owner/Operator/Instructor, Willowbank Equestrian Center, 1999-2014 Interdisciplinary Delivery of Therapeutic Riding, by Health Sciences Students, Ottawa University and Champlain Health District; results published at X111 International Congress for Therapeutic Riding "Body, Mind and Spirit", Germany. Certified Centered Riding Instructor Level 1, 2010. Centered Riding Instructor Update, 2012
Injuries over the years: '70s Slipped T5 disc for third time, and took up riding for strength; '80s clean break R femur; spiral fracture L femur, fracture base of fibula, displaced talus, neural damage L foot; '90s compression fracture of 3 vertebrae, T12-L1, L2-L3, L5-S. Difficulty posting - get thrown high off saddle. OK sitting. Some improvement posting from adjusting seat and stirrup length, to bring seat bones closer to in-line under hip joint. Flexibility somewhat reduced, but better than most 75 year olds! Actively teaching ! Have developed an interdisciplinary approach to facilitated learning, incorporating principles derived from knowledge of the autonomic nervous system. Copy separate.
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