farm life :)

This week, Isaac started a new therapy… on horseback! It is technically called “hippotherapy”, horse therapy. It is great for building core strength and is used as a tool for occupational, physical and speech therapy – kind of an all in one therapy.
We found an amazing farm not too far from our house, they are open to special needs kids (the owners themselves have 3 at home). The farm itself is remarkable – they have beautiful horses, play areas for siblings, and a carriage house with treats and Wi-Fi for families.
Isaac is very lucky to be working with Muriel and a team of volunteers/therapists who are so in tune to special needs kiddos. Once he met his horse they got him right into the saddle. He was so very proud – we knew immediately that this would work for him. He learned how to get his horse to go (“walk on, Lacy”) and how to get her to stop (“Whoa”).
Watching him was pretty amazing. Watching this team of four people who were working so hard to help him was also amazing. This family saw a need, a need for special needs kids to have a place to go – and they filled the need. Because they filled a need we got to watch our beautiful boy very proudly ride a horse around a ring. His beautiful smile spoke volumes, we can’t wait to go back next week.

Our rider!

Our rider!

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