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

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Riding Horses.

Anyone new here may not be aware, but both my boys have Autism. And Autism is quite fun to be around! One of the fun things we get to do is to visit Tara and Eddie every saturday for equestrian therapy. I missed the first, but got the second ride of the season on "film" and am posting it here for you to enjoy!

This was Gator's second time on a horse ~Bella, Sonshine's second time on the tall Paint ~Dakota (he's scared of's a BIG deal!)

Why equestrian therapy?? Well, here you can see Sonshine's typical posture.
And yet, magically, when riding it changes to......

The more those muscles are used and strengthened the more we're seeing big changes in his ability to stay upright.

Of course, it isn't all fun....we work our whole bodies on the horse, stretching and holding hands up....

and out.....

and back.

Then we turn around and do it all backwards! to work an entirely different set of muscles!

I LOVE this pic!!

this is fun mom!

Meanwhile, Suars is busy chatting up all the other animals at the farm.

She was scared of the "goat who thinks he's a dog" and this is the closest she's gotten to him so far. Give her another two weeks and they'll be best pals!

Napping in the sun!

That looks like so much fun we'll do it too!

Using all those muscles is hard work and flat wears us out!
For more information about our equestrian therapy check out my other blog posts about it.


Stephanie D. said...

Good grief, you're going to have to strap all their heads in to keep from undoing the good work they've done! lol That is total exhaustion there!

GrandmaK said...

Obviously, everyone had a GRAND Day!!! Great pictures of the metamorphosis, from cocoon to butterfly!!! Wishing you well! Cathy

ellen b. said...

Ha! What great exercise for them! Love that backwards photo, too. That last one of them all passed out in the car is too funny!!

Linda said...

It looks like they love every single minute of it, too!

Evansmom said...

so much fun!