Author Topic: have you gotten the "amazing deaf mute 20 year old girl riding a horse" email?  (Read 12074 times)

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I have gotten it 3 times already.... Very frustrating to me...

The email:

This is absolutely awesome... remember... she can't hear, nor can she speak.
No bridle, no saddle... all commands are by touch only.  This is one of
those, "I wouldn't believe it unless I saw it with my own eyes" kind of

                                   A Horse Whisperer

This girl riding the horse is in her 20's - her father passed away just 24
days before this performance. You can hear her dedication to him just
before her performance so turn up your speakers a bit. Notice that it is
just her and the horse - no bit, no saddle.
She uses signals and touch cues, she's mute.
Oh yeah, this isn't even her horse. She is training it for someone else,
although she obviously has a relationship with this one.

My response to them all so far has been: This girl is Stacey Westfall. She is a horse trainer based in Ohio. She is not deaf nor mute. She is married with 3 kids currently.
She is an exceptionally good trainer, however all horses (that are trained correctly anyways) only respond to body language from their rider :)
None the less this video makes me cry every time I watch it because it is an amazing performance, and the dedication is just beautiful.

It is this video for anyone who has no idea what I am talking about..

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Either way I absolutely love this video.  And call me a whine ass but almost cry when I do see it.  Maybe because she dedicated the ride to her father.
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