Selma Blair opened up about how her horse motivates her to keep fighting MS

Selma Blair opened up about how her horse motivates her to keep fighting MS

Since her October 2018 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS), Selma Blair has been candidly chronicling the highs and lows of life with chronic illness. The night of the 2019 Oscars, she incorporated a personalized Tom Blachik cane into her stunning look, marking her first public appearance since the diagnosis. She’s also shared many moments of her day-to-day life, such as the time when she asked her 7-year-old son to shave her head. Recently, Blair also opened up about the goal that she is working toward while living with MS.
In a July 18th Instagram post, Blair shared a throwback picture of herself kissing a white horse on the nose. She explained that she had turned to horseback riding after giving birth, noting that her barn, Cellar Door Farm, was “the only place I was really growing with self love.” Her trainer found the horse, Skytop, for her, but Blair wrote that MS made it more difficult to ride. However, she added that she has every intention to keep riding.
“We only had a short time before I couldn’t even get to him or stay on,” she recalled. “But he has come so far. And even though it may seem like I have gone farther away, I am learning and getting healthier. Even as I seemingly get sicker. I will jump this horse around again.”
She continued by saying that her desire to compete in horse shows is inspiring her to ask for more work.
“Affording horseshows will require some major work opportunities ahead. So I am asking for it all. I am asking. For all of us who want it. Ask. Ask. Listen. I have the unicorn. Now I have to be able to find him again.”

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After I gave birth and felt half dead all the time, after the rage and the tears, after my heart exploded with caring and understanding, before any diagnosis, I searched for this horse. I knew the only place I was really growing with self love was at @cellardoorequestrian . My trainer found me #skytop. He needed to be able to handle kisses. Prerequisite. Truly. And he did. #mrnibbles. We only had a short time before I couldn’t even get to him or stay on. But he has come so far. And even though I may seem like I have gone farther away, I am learning and getting healthier. Even as I get seemingly sicker. I will jump this horse around again. Affording horseshows will require some major work opportunities ahead. So I am asking for it all. I am asking. For all of us who want it. Ask. Ask. Listen. I have the unicorn. Now I have to be able to find him again. #tbt. #loveheals A post shared by Selma Blair (@selmablair) on Jul 18, 2019 at 5:00am PDT

Blair often shares pictures of her horse on Instagram. In a December 2018 post, she wrote that she hadn’t been able to ride for four months and shared a picture of her reunion with the white horse.

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This happened. My magical unicorn, #mrnibbles , held my body while I broke open with gratitude. I haven’t been able to ride for four months or more. I haven’t been able to get to him, so my saint of a trainer, @kjrides brought him to me. It was a fairytale. My horse in my front yard, with more emotions than these words can hold. The gratitude. Thank you #cellardoorequestrian for knowing when I needed you the most. I will heal. I will ride. But until then I will hold onto this feeling and post pictures whenever we all need to believe people will move mountains and horses to help us heal. Thank you @lyon_hearted for arranging this. All my love @cellardoorequestrian , my angels. #tearsofjoy #mystory A post shared by Selma Blair (@selmablair) on Dec 16, 2018 at 8:48pm PST

As always, we’re thankful to Blair for sharing her experience with MS. We hope that someday, she will be able to ride her “unicorn” again.
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