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It rained all week...again.
So on the way out to therapy I told Sonshine that we couldn't ride Bella this week. Sonshine says "Yes, Bella is wet! I need to dry her off with a napkin!"
uh-huh, honestly with as much rain as we've had I think he'd get lost in the mud before Bella would ever be clean!
Here was the official greeter:
Instead of Bella we rode Mr Bill. Mr Bill is a life sized Equicizer. It feels and moves like a real horse, but INDOORS!
Sonshine was very nervous about his first ride.
He did about a 10 min ride (I think)....hollering for "help!" the whole time. I kept asking him questions and he'd relax a bit to think of the answer, then go back to asking for help. The good news, at least to me, was that he was sitting tall in the "saddle". Last time when he got on Mr Bill for his eval Sonshine would not sit up, but leaned forward the whole time. Remember, I celebrate every tiny step! (see #5)
And please applaud Eddie and Tara our WONDERFUL therapists. They are the founders of Walk On, the place where Sonshine's riding. Honestly, I looked at several riding therapy places online and picked this one because it's a non-profit center. And it has the same name as one of my FAVORITE Reba songs! 'Sides my Guardian Angel whispered in my ear that this was the right one...and so I listened (for once haha). I am thrilled that the center is small and loving. Tara told me in our first meeting "We make no money off of this. This is our mission to help these kids through riding." And I'm here to say it shows.
He's looking forward to next week. We're praying for sunshine for Sonshine so he can ride Bella!!
**yes, I know...very slim on pictures. I was too busy with the boy to handle the camera. I'll try to do better next week!**
And since it gets stuck in MY head every time I think of riding therapy now...let a little Reba get stuck in YOUR head too!