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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 […]
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 […]
Thanks to Community Board 10 we discovered that the original name of our new site was SUNRISE STABLES. We love the name and it has the advantage of avoiding confusion with nearby Gemini Fields. Parks approved the name and our new site, formerly Cedar Lane and briefly Gemini Stables, will now be Sunrise Stables. The […]
A new research report confirms that Therapeutic Riding intervention increased empathy and reduced maladaptive behaviours.
Success Story! Tovi says his first letter – H! Marie reports that Tovi said his first letter today – an “H” – wonder what that stands for?