|Hammered Copper and Sterling Silver Circle Earrings|
If you keep up with this blog at all you know that we, as a family, truly believe in Equine Assisted Therapy (Also called Hippo therapy or Therapeutic Riding). Chrissy started riding with a local group several years ago and could hardly function socially and mentally. Soon after she began riding we saw amazing progress! Over the years we have been astounded at the progress she made and the young woman she has become. Unfortunately the group she rode with moved outside of our area but a new program was born to replace it. Chrissy will now be riding as an advanced rider in special shows and rodeos as well a volunteering in the program as a trained Horse Handler and Side Walker.
Back in May I began riding in an experimental Equine Assisted Therapy program to see if riding more often would have a bigger or more long lasting effect on disabled riders. It was an amazing experience and even more amazing....Chrissy assisted as my Horse Handler and Side Walker! We've switched roles :)
Unfortunately, due to an extremely wet, hot summer I had to give up riding for a few months. I have a "broken" internal thermostat and take medication that does not allow me to tolerate extreme heat. However I'm looking forward to getting back in the saddle again soon.
|Run For the Roses Arabian Horse Magnet|
Hope to see you soon :)