Two of our Cremellos – Freshly Ground and Moonlight – are well on their way to being therapeutic horses. As an introduction to the world of which they will soon be a part, we brought them over from their paddock to watch a therapeutic session take place. “Horses are smart enough to learn from each…Read more 23-7-15: Learning by Watching
The first week of our sessions with KGVI has just finished and its been wonderful to have these kids back with us!! We've missed them! Our new minis stole the show as we rather suspected they would. All the kids immediately related to these ponies, playing with their manes and stroking their warm backs. And Bridget and…Read more 13-5-15: Back in the saddle
Dr Pete Dommett from Waterford Farm in KZN, has donated four beautiful cremellos for our therapeutic riding program. W Moonlight, W Pale, W Freshly Ground, and W Crumble are between three and eight years old and should be perfect for our riding program as they are Quarter Horse Crosses, making them exceptionally calm and willing. Dr Dommett…Read more Gift Horses – Not just one but four!!
It’s a simple task. Many of us do it every day without thinking twice. Hanging up our clothes on a washing line with clothespins and later removing them. The action is simple – press and release to hang the clothes and press and release to remove the clothes. I watch Junior attempt this task while…Read more 11-2-2015: Fingers and Clothespins
Arthur rode in a saddle for the first time ever, and when he went into trot he went naturally and effortlessly into rising trot! It was incredible!!! The spontaneous clapping from our huge audience, however, reminded Fly of his racing days, and we had a tense split second bringing him back to the future, remembering…Read more Arthur’s First Trot
Today was really hot again! So we toned the session down a bit as the kids were literally wilting before our eyes. Their smiles were still larger than life though. Sandisiwe still amazes me with the way she can open her hands fully to stroke her pony. The vision of her first session hunched over and…Read more 5-11-14: Heat and Horses
Thanks very much to Cynthia Coetzee Louw for the donation of fly fringes for our therapeutic ponies. We really appreciate it and we are sure they do too. Thanks Cynthia!!
Sincere thanks to Kim and Tamlyn La Grange who donated these two beautiful brand new helmets to our therapeutic riding program. Here's Kim and Connor modelling the helmets! Thank you so much Kim and Tamlyn, you know how much we appreciate this!!
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