It is with a breaking heart that I write to let you all know that Katie died at 4am
Sunday the 21st of February
Katie faced the end with the remarkable strength, courage, determination, control and dignity that have been the hallmarks of her life and of her year long battle with ovarian cancer.
I would encourage you all to take the time to view her video here in which she talks about the signs to be aware of regarding ovarian cancer. It may save your life or that of a woman you love.
Katie requested to keep Go Fund Me Campaign going for a week after her passing so it will end midnight this Saturday the 27th of February to allow time for those of you who have not yet donated but wish to do so to help her with her end of life expenses, including her funeral. You can also assist by sharing this campaign link https://www.gofundme.com/help-katie-beat-it with your social networks on Facebook, Twitter etc.
Thanks you for your support, encouragement and love.
Our family has been so touched by your generosity and care at this difficult time.
Love Julie Hickson
You can also read my full post here on the HorseTalk TV Facebook Page
RACEWOOD DRESSAGE SIMULATOR DEMONSTATION AT EQUITANA ASIA PACIFIC 2008
There are four key developments within the Racewood Dressage Simulator -
The sensors situated beneath the rider's saddle can inform the rider (and instructor), by visual feedback on screen, of how the rider's weight is distributed.
The Dressage Horse Simulator simulates the lateral body lean of a real horse when engaged in walk and trot. Left and right leg canter are also possible. The visual imagery on screen enhances the rider's sensation of the horse's lateral movements.
Head and Neck Movements:
There are sensors positioned on the horse's head and neck, which allow the rider (and instructor) to see when there is correct flexion in the horse's head and neck by correct use of the reins.
There are three sets of sensors attached to each side of the simulator's lower body. These sensors allow the rider to control the movements of the horse simulator from kicking on to start the walk, to moving through trot and canter and all the actions the rider wants to practice.
A Training and Development Aid
The simulator presents major advantages to young riders who may be interested in Dressage riding for the first time. The interactive simulator and screen provides feedback on movements so the rider can improve his/her marks and riding postiion.
For more information visit: http://racewood.com/