Here’s a very happy kid leading his pony, Patience, in a pattern. He has a professional’s hold on the lead and is actaally executing the Chris Irwin wheelbarrow turn! But the smile says it all.
Dylan says – Here’s a really cool note from one of our BMCC interns, Kaleil: “I just want to thank everyone for all of your help and support through this semester. When I walked into Bowling Green in August, I had NO prior knowledge about horses, horsemanship or working with individuals with special needs. Today […]
Taha was one very happy kid on Thursday. After one month of trying but not being able to conquer his fear, he did it today! Taha got on, he rode Grace and he was so proud. Photo: Taha with Peter Byrne, who helped him on his first ride. Before that Gabe rode. He’s also been […]
Dana reports: When the season started, Philip could barely use his left hand for anything. He now holds the reins with both hands and will use his left hand to grip a ring to place on a cone and squeeze a ball. His parents were more than happy when I asked if I could show […]
From Marie — Stephen helped one of our special needs volunteers today. The volunteer is blind and Stephen our rider helped him to feel the ball and pass it to him while he was riding. Lots of good things happening with our group!
Marie says – we had a new student, Mike, who is typically non verbal. He said two words today. He answered “yes” when I asked him if he liked Zest. Then he said “Zest”! His teachers were amazed and we are so happy to start another kid on a horse.
Today we also had a nonverbal kid say his first two words (according to Melinda, the school group supervisor). New rider, 8 yrs old, this was his third lesson, sweet kid very quiet, big wide eyes, a natural rider, already riding without side walkers. I took him to say hello to his horse, a new […]
A great little rider, Ja-Seih, likes to get off a few minutes early so he can brush his horse, Corona, before he leaves. His mom told me he has a giant stuffed horse at home and that whenever he is upset or having a bad day, he’ll go and brush his stuffed horse and it […]
Success Story! Tovi says his first letter – H! Marie reports that Tovi said his first letter today – an “H” – wonder what that stands for?
Ride With Pride – Bigger and Better Than EVER! This year our Ride With Pride Horse Show expanded to two days so that more of our riders could show off their skills and abilities. On Saturday, June 18, and On Fathers Day, June 19 riders took the reins on a beautiful day in Central Park. […]