SuperPizzaBoy has been participating in Therapeutic Horseback Riding for some time now. But it was time for a change.
His old therapy place had volunteers lead the horses while the clients rode. It works wonders but SPB was ready for a step up. Something the old place couldn’t do for various reasons.
So Sweetie went to work researching the issue, hard, as is her style. She was looking for a place that was safe and dedicated to the kids. After calling and checking and researching and then visiting she found All Star Therapy out of Ramona, a ways north of Tulsa on the way to Bartlesville.
So Sweetie and SPB went up and checked it out and we got SPB all signed up. Today was his first ride.
He has a little ways to go before he joins the pro rodeo circuit but guiding the horse is a whole new ballgame compared to sitting on the horse while somebody leads it.
I don’t know a thing about horses and even less about riding horses but I think a horse is looking for a little leadership from the rider. So the rider just can’t check out.
They had son guide the horse around the arena for a while while doing various exercises and then he went out for a ride on a short trail.
It was about ten minutes but SPB had to guide the horse along the trail.
Sweetie couldn’t be there. A family baby shower in western Oklahoma had to be attended. But hey I was there to document the affair. So I guess she did all the work and I get the glory, right? She’d say “So, sounds about normal to me.” And she’d be right.
Way to go my gentle giant of a son, take a bow Sweetie!! You both are wonderful.