23-10-14: Sunglasses Thursday

Thursday was another amazing afternoon with the children from KGVI. There is such a big improvement in all the children. Crown was very good at balancing the bean bag on his helmet and walking around the ring. Patrick was so excited to see Clifford and shook his hand with a huge smile on his face. He rode Fly, and…Read more 23-10-14: Sunglasses Thursday

16-10-14: Two incredible moments

This Thursday we managed to capture two incredible moments on video to share with you... The first is of Thobizitha. She has a condition called arthogryposis, which results in limited movement in her joints and some may even be frozen in one position. Often the muscles around these joints is weak and stiff. As a result, Thobizitha…Read more 16-10-14: Two incredible moments

15-10-14: Breaking out of the circle

Sometimes it's good to break out of the circle, to change the routine, to travel a new route. Our Wednesday group of kids from KGVI is very quick to learn the routine and pick up the exercises. They arrive eager and ready, quick to get helmets on and quicker still to get on their horses.…Read more 15-10-14: Breaking out of the circle

Thursday Afternoon – 9 October 2014

Mike (the multiple amputee) greeted us today with an amazing picture he drew with his mouth.... It is very humbling to see what these kids can achieve even with the severe disabilities they have. Thobizitha, the little girl with Arthrogryphosis, made incredible progress. Her legs are already softer and she was able to sit astride…Read more Thursday Afternoon – 9 October 2014

The Second Wednesday

It was the second session for these kids today, and they are already so familiar with the horses and all the exercises. In fact, Nicole (big Nicole - we have big Nicole, little Nicole, Nicky and Nick on Wednesday mornings!!!!) was showing us all the exercises from last week without being asked for them! And…Read more The Second Wednesday

First session for KGVI kids

Big smiles, high fives and lots of clapping!! The new children from KGVI arrived yesterday morning full of energy and eagerness. We hosted eight children, who were between five and eight years old. As this was the first time that they were riding, we spent a little extra time introducing them to the horses and helping…Read more First session for KGVI kids

Overcoming fears: Stepping off the bus

Rani, our 20-year-old bay pony, is the enticement. When he sees her, Vimbai, a young man with autism, gets off the bus. It is Monday morning and we are hosting students from the Riverside Stimulation Centre. They have never seen horses before, let alone touched them. And we are ready to show them a good…Read more Overcoming fears: Stepping off the bus