Jakes had his first session for the equine therapy and on the drive to the farm, he was pretty chatty. But he was monotone and babbling about silly stuff in great detail. He was acting so much like an Aspergers kid. He must have been nervous or scared.
But when we got to the farm we were greeted by 4 very friendly dogs which thrilled Jakes. Watching Jakes talk with Ms J, I could still see the social awkwardness of the Aspergers. She immediately worked to put him at ease, got him a helmet and a lead so they could get the biggest horse in the field!
Jakes LOVED it! Every bit of it. He didn't get to ride this time but did get to know one of the horses. And he gained the trust of that horse. Jakes was so good with the horse and listened to everything the instructor said.
|Walking Hersey around the ring|
|getting the horse to back up|
|Walking back at the end of the lesson|
|Treats between friends|
|What a happy face!|
When we were leaving, Jakes said what a wonderful time he'd had and he couldn't wait for next week. He said its always been his dream to ride a horse! See, Good Things!