Selma Blair has emotional reunion with her horse Mr Nibbles after MS diagnosis left her unable to ride
Though she couldn't take her beloved steed show jumping like they once used to, the joyful chance of just being able to sit on his back was enough for the 46-year-old to shed tears
Actress Selma Blair had a tear-filled reunion with her horse this past weekend. The 46-year-old actress had the magical opportunity to be on her horse for the first time in months after her multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms left her not able to ride. Even though she couldn't take her beloved steed show jumping like they once used to, the joyful chance of just being able to sit on his back was enough for the 46-year-old star to shed tears. She shared a series of posts on Instagram of the sweet reunion December 16.
Blair captioned the first image: "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." Even though the focus of the image is her horse, Blair can be seen emotionally hugging him and crying in the background.
She continued in the caption: "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."
Blair also posted two more photos from the emotional day on her profile. The second image was of her and her trainer, Kelly Jennings. In the image, the actress can be seen leaning her head on her trainer's shoulder while the pair smiled next to Mr. Nibbles. She wrote in the caption: "This woman. This horse. Thank you. #mrnibbles #kjrides #cellardoorequestrian and to my neighbors. Thank you for letting him graze. On your lawn. Heaven on earth."
The third image on Blair's profile is of her on top of her horse where she is leaning into his white body. Referring to her desire to ride once more, Blair simply wrote: "I can." The actress first revealed that she had MS on October 20, which was two months after she found out that she had the condition from her doctor.
She wrote on Instagram: "I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best."
Blair continued in the emotional post: "I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers."
"You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me, dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges."
Ever since then, Blair has made sure to keep her followers up to date on how she is living life with her condition. In one of her more recent posts, the actress spoke on Thanksgiving and reflected on her new life living with the disease. She wrote: "Thanksgiving is dwindling down for me. I stayed home. It was the right place for me today. And tears came. I have been grieving recently. For the things, I took for granted."
Blair also mentioned how she would do tricks that used to be easy to amuse her 7-year-old son, Arthur Saint Bleick. She said: "I was the most gymnastic mom I knew. A cartwheel was just as easy as taking a breath. But when I began to turn one yesterday on an impulse to show my son who had forgotten, it went all wrong. A jumble of confusion for this body I knew so well. A heap. A heap on the ground."
The actress continued: "And I tried to laugh. As did my son. But it was a turning point. Part of the grim realization. Is this just #ms or is this still an exacerbation? Five months and still same way. Or is this my new normal? And then more gets taken away."
She concluded the emotional post by thanking all of her fans for supporting her through the condition as she continued to live with the disease. She said: "We all have something. Now how do we handle it? What do we do when the news is old but dramatically altering our lives every day? Still grateful."