Saturday, April 3, 2010

Horse Love

What an amazing day we had! AnnaKate had her first horseback riding therapy session. I was really unsure about how AnnaKate would do today. She can be very hesitant and unsure with new things. But today our little angel proved that she is truly amazing! She took right to being on the horse.

No tears...



This is after one minute of being on the horse...so confident!
Doesn't she look so big with that helmet!!



They began waking her around the ring. They would stop the horse and then say "Walk Hannah" and the horse would begin to walk again. AnnaKate picked right up on that and began vocalizing to make Hannah walk. That is huge speech progress for her!!


To help AnnaKate with strength and stability they had her put rings on posts. She loved it and clapped for herself after everyone!
They took her for a "mini" trail ride to get used to hills.

While we stayed behind we checked out the beautiful scenery. Gorgeous...




What a big...big girl!!!



After riding AnnaKate got to groom Hannah and give her treats. She loved this part too! She even kissed and hugged Hannah's leg.



Our little AnnaKate always amazes us! She was so confident and attentive during her lesson today. We are so proud of her!!
I can't wait to see what she does next week...

14 comments:

Kelly said...

She looks SO confident. Is she usually around lots of animals? Glad she loved it! Kelly F

Melissa Viehe said...

Kelly,
I only learned about horse therapy in school, but I always thought it was so interesting. I hope she gets a lot out of it. Are the people physical therapist that work with her?
Melissa

Sari said...

Kelly, where did you take Anna? LOVE these pictures of her-and how good this therapy is for kiddos! I had no idea we had a place here in G'ville...

Happy Easter to you all.

Anonymous said...

She is such a big girl! I can't believe that she is almost four. Time is flying. She looks just too adorable with that riding helmet on. I just want to squeeze her!

Cassie

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

wow! she really does look like such a big confident girl!:)

Frivolitea said...

WOW! She has grown so much! Love these photos and story!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to get to go next time, right???? She looks like a natural! So precious!

Aunt Nan

Lynn said...

Kelly - I'm also curious. Where did you go? I've heard of a couple of places, and I've seriously considered it for Emma.

And . . . WHEN are we going to meet? This is crazy! How is it possible that we are too busy to pull this off? :-)

Lynn (mom to Emma)

Girlfrog said...

Grace and I enjoyed looking at these pictures. Grace loves horses! What a wonderful opportunity for AnnaKate!

Anonymous said...

yeah!! So glad it went well. She IS such a "big girl." I loved being with y'all the other day. So happy for you all!! always, Cat

Sawyer said...

She looks so big! What a natural. The scenery looks beautiful!

Kristi said...

Truly amazing. Noah loves horse therapy. He is the happiest little boy when he sees his horse. So proud of AK and Noah.. They are angels.

Brandi said...

So brave! It looks like she had no fear of the horse, that's great! I love the serious looks while she was riding, I wonder what was going through her mind.

LouLou said...

LouLou and Granddaddy can't wait to see AnnaKate ride. What a big girl to be so small!