My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Riding the Horsey.

First off, I must apologize to the grown ups in these pictures. Honestly, I did NOT intend to take a bunch of butt shots!! I promise!!!

The star of the is Bella! She's Sonshine's Walk On! therapy horse.

First come the introductions:
Sonshine to the all volunteer crew

(Mom found her ZOOM!)

Introducing Sonshine to Bella
first the sniff....

then the pat....

and up we go!

You can see that there's always one person leading the horse and a "sidewalker" on each side making sure the rider stays in place. Mrs Tara is in the middle of the arena giving instructions.

He did a bit of yelling for help....
and a couple of times demanded for someone to "Get me off of here!"

But that was soon replaced with chatter...

He told Mr Eddie all about our 2 cats Mr Boots and Speedy-girl

And he was fascinated by the piles of poop in the arena...

Stopping for a quick drink...

After his ride Mrs Tara said he could help her clean a little bit.....

since he was so fascinated with the horse poop.

This was his FAVORITE part!!

After his ride he went indoors and played in the sand and listened to special TLP music.

This was my companion for the ride....Silver Bullet, aka the goat who thinks he's a dog. He spent nearly the whole riding time leaning against my legs.

Some things in life really are priceless!


Mary said...


I'm so happy that Sonshine was able to have his first ride. The photos are great and look at that smile. Makes my heart sing. Give him a hug and tell him I said congratulations.

As for the boys...Brandon is high functioning and is 14. He started high school this year and is loving it. Jordan is 12.

Thanks so much for your support. Yes, it was scary for everyone involved.


ellen b. said...

He looks so much happier on the real horse then the fake one. It really looks like he's taken to it :0)
That is so funny about wanting to clean up the poop...
Love your new BFF!

Evansmom said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie D. said...

What is it about little boys and poop? Oh, yeah, he's the son of a NURSE!

Love that great big smile!

Jungle Mom said...

I'm so glad he got to go!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I'm so glad he did so well, and I think his riding therapy sessions will just improve with time. I think you'll be amazed at how much it helps him. :-)



diana said...

i think the whole experience and the facial expressions are priceless. has he been talking a lot about it ever since?

Linda said...

A priceless post and one to look back on in later years and smile in remembrance!