Rutendo’s Visit

While you maintain a healthy respect for their hooves and teeth, if you work around horses all the time, you mostly lose any sense of primal fear that you may have had. Rutendo reminded us of that fear when she came to visit us last week. She saw these giant creatures, all legs and head…Read more Rutendo’s Visit

A Conversation with Kelly Slonaker

Kelly Slonaker has been with us for close to three weeks now and in a very short time she has managed to become an integral part of our lives, making critical contributions to our therapeutic riding program and fitting in so well with all our animals and staff and sharing our peculiar sense of humor!…Read more A Conversation with Kelly Slonaker

2-2-2015: Morning with Riverside Collegiate

Riverside spent a morning with us on Monday. Once again there were some of them who didn't make it off the bus, but they had a great time sitting on the bus waving to their friends and cheering them on. We spent a lot of time encouraging Tandi to get onto Lightning, and she had us…Read more 2-2-2015: Morning with Riverside Collegiate

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

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

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