Yesterday, T rode in the annual Fun Show at our local theraputic horseback riding program. Anyone who takes theraputic riding lessons there can participate in the Fun Show, and it was such an inspiring day. So many people of all ages and abilities riding these wonderful animals - and so many people there to watch and (quietly) cheer them on. Everyone was "judged", got a ribbon and a medal, and I don't know if I've ever been in a room where there were more people bursting with pride and thankfulness in their hearts watching their loved ones ride a horse.
T rode his newest horse for the Fun Show, and he did really well. In fact, all the extra people didn't seem to phase him at all once he was on that horse. He rode like the little pro he already is and grinned and laughed when he got to trot. Rob took pictures - if you are interested, here is the link: http://picasaweb.google.com/chesterley/Pals_fun_ride You can even see his first medal.