Week 3: Equine Exploration
Hello, this is Robert Aubrey Webb here.
Week 3 of my senior project has taken an interesting turn. It started with the creation of what I like to call a “mini-draft”. This is a small framework of how I want to go about writing my paper, including the style I’d want to use, etc. This turned out to be not as effective as I’d hoped, but it was still a helpful exercise that I’ll be referencing once I head into the drafting phase. Along with this mini-draft, I’ve also begun forming an outline that I plan to follow when writing my final paper. I didn’t get in a lot of research this week, as it was mainly focused on planning for the future and continuing to work on the internship. Speaking of the internship…
This week had some additional research to help out with the website that my advisor was running, but it also involved me taking part in another equine therapy session as a mock patient. This was a more hands-on experience that had me moving hay to different parts of the field to sort of “move” the horses around, with the horses acting as metaphors and the hay layering onto the metaphor. It was pretty surreal to feel as though the horses were actually acting out how I felt inside, and I’m unsure if that’s just confirmation bias or if the training the horses went through helped them react in a manner that could help patients. I’ll have to inquire about that later when I meet with my advisor next week.
That’s all for today, though. See you next week.