When you have a special needs child, every little accomplishment they have warms your heart. Now, I didn’t set out to share how swelled up my heart is right now. I actually wanted to share the benefits of Horseback Riding Therapy with you.
Then I realized that watching my son on the horse was just as much therapy for me as it is for him. Seeing him all grown up and independent on the horse just brought tears to my eyes. He’s my baby but he’s not really a baby.
Watching my CJ horseback riding as a form of therapy has helped me in the following ways:
- I feel proud my son can actually be a part of something that brings him so much joy
- My heart is peaceful seeing CJ feeling such a sense of accomplishment
- I actually have a moment in time where I’m not stressing over him being able to do what other kids are doing
Now, I don’t want to be selfish. Let me share how horseback riding therapy is actually helping him:
- The extra tone in his legs is greatly reduced
- He feels more happy and independent
- His flexibility and balance is being improved