Friday, March 15, 2013

1st Regular Therapeutic Riding Lesson

Sweet Pea has been waiting since before Christmas to get back on a horse and her day finally came yesterday!  I was a little nervous that she wouldn't remember how much fun she had 3 months before on the horse, but I shouldn't have worried at all!  I mentioned to her a couple of times throughout the day that we were going to go ride a horse after nap and she even piped in "helmet" because apparently she remembered that she had to wear a helmet when riding last time. 

When we got to the stables she was almost immediately comfortable and walked away with strangers to go mount her horse, Gracie.  She was grinning from ear to ear for the entire lesson and looked so confident and comfortable on the horse.  This lesson confirmed my original feeling that these lessons are going to be amazing for her.  Between the confidence that it is building and the muscles that it is working, it is a no brainer.  Ellen is a generally a fairly happy girl, but when she is on that horse, she is the happiest girl in the world.  It makes me so happy watching her be so happy!

Thank you to those that are helping to make these lessons possible!!!!  We are going to be attending weekly sessions for the time being.

Enjoy this compilation video:

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