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 […]
With sad hearts we share the news that Max the hardworking pony at Lynne’s has passed away. We hope he is enjoying many carrots in the pasture in the sky. He was very old, had a good life and was much loved by our riders.
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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 […]
You may have wondered how the narrow strip of land running along Caton Ave. can host so many different kinds of flowers. Early in the spring we get flowering bulbs, and as soon as they’re finished the violets and Italian arum begin to bloom. As the year progresses we have irises, day lilies, bee balm, […]
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 […]