Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Anna's Horse Show

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Anna rocked it at her first ever horse show.  It was a very special event to culminate this seasons end to horseback.  As cold will soon take over New England this outdoor activity will have to wait until spring.

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But it was wonderful this year.

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I told more of this place, these people, and the kind of therapy this horseback riding is all about (back here)

I recently sent an email to the director of the program thanking her for all that she and her trained volunteers have done for Anna.

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The motto of Spirit Horse is "first steps, first words" I so wish I found this place when Anna was about 4 years old. But the changes we've seen in Anna's more relaxed social personality has me thankful in so many ways.

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Oh, and Abigail got to ride a pony that day!

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2 comments:

  1. I am so glad she's loving horses! You can really tell, even just from pictures, how much she enjoys it and she seems at peace and calm up there like a natural! I am surprised that she is riding in shorts, is that not uncomfortable? The barn I work at is very strict on long shorts because of chafing and being uncomfortable, but I guess Anna isn't jumping or going very fast so it must not chafe. That's too bad that there isn't an indoor arena for her to continue the lessons :(

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  2. Isn't horse therapy amazing? I'm thrilled that this is helping her and that she enjoys it as well. My horse lover was a volunteer three summers ago at a horse therapy ranch. Hers was a lowly job, (mucking the stables), but she loved it, loved being part of the "team".

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