Buckhorn Range Chapter of Backcountry Horsemen will host Dr. Heather Macdonald onFebruary 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tri Area Center in Chimacum. 

What horseback rider hasn’t at times felt his confidence undermined by perceived threats to his safety? 

Our guest speaker is an outdoor enthusiast, equestrian, and former international mountain guide.  As a practicing psychologist and professor of psychology Dr. Macdonald will help us understand the biology and psychology of fear.

Not merely an academic Dr. Macdonald speaks her own existential understanding of fear having fallen into a crevasse on Mount Denali and experiencing a blizzard in the Himalaya while leading a climb.The presentation is open to the public.  All horseback riders who have ever felt afraid to ride are encouraged to come and bring a friend.

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