Today was the day we’ve been waiting 7 months for . . . Thane started therapeutic horseback riding! I am so proud of him! He did great!
We did try to prepare him for this as the horses are pretty big in comparison to a little man like Thane. We went and met the horses, took pictures, and I put together a social story book with the photographs. It wasn’t one of my best, but it seems like some of these things get easier over time. He knew exactly what he needed to do right until getting on the horse. He was a bit scared at first and wanted to control the situation, but once he got on the horse he was all smiles and chatting away.
He got to ride Lucy, the smallest horse, and the one he met and pet when we visited. He was calling out “Giddy up, Lucy!” He was adorable.
The lighting in the place is something I don’t know how to deal with – sunlight streaming in through big doors and windows up high, while the indoors is kind of dim. In other words, my photos are all awful. I also forgot a decent camera, which didn’t help me any. But here is a little video clip. There are other animals around, including a rooster (you’ll understand when you watch).