Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Finally Getting Started

In 2009, Clayton attended a birthday party and was able to ride a horse for the first time.  He was one happy guy on that horse and we promised ourselves we would get him involved in hippotherapy.  But that was also the year I was pregnant with Jackson, so fitting in another therapy session moved to the bottom of the list of things to do.

We had another round of riding at another birthday party this past weekend, and I immediately jumped on it.  Hippotherapy could work wonders for Clayton's trunk control and his hips.  I didn't want to waste another minute "planning on it." 
Soooo, Clayton starts with his first horseback riding "lesson" on Monday!  He's already asked me about twenty times today when he is going to ride the horse.  (There is no waiting in Clayton's world--everything happens RIGHT NOW).  Hopefully, we can keep him at bay with the simple "wait until Monday" answer, but it's going to be a long few days to keep his mind on other things!


Patti H said...

Cute!! We just did a huge renovation project at a retreat for disabled kids. It is called Red Roof Retreat and they do all the horse riding etc. It is a busy place. Right down the street from us too!

Karen Mills said...

That is wonderful! Hippotherapy will be so exciting and benefical for him. I'm excited just thinking about it.