Despite riding as a kid I’ve always been scared of riding horses. My sister rode and we had a beautiful arab as kids. But I rode him age 4 (we were both 4 as he was born weeks before me). The first person to ride him. Watching this I want to overcome my fear through love and gentleness. Thanks Stacey this is amazing.

Stacy Westfall Horseblog

Have you seen the following email?

“A GENTLE TOUCH CAN HAVE!\” A Horse Whisperer Hard not to get a bit emotional while watching! (read story below before watching) This girl is a deaf mute … she can\’t hear, nor can she speak. No bridle, no saddle … all commands are by touch only. This is one of those, \”I wouldn\’t believe it unless I saw it with my own eyes\” kind of things. A Horse Whisperer This girl riding the horse is in her 20\’s – her father passed away just 24 days before this performance. You can hear her dedication to him just before her performance so turn up your speakers a bit. Notice that it is just the girl and the horse – no bit, no saddle. She uses signals and touch cues, she\’s mute. Oh yes, this isn\’t even her horse. She is training it for someone…

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Early Support Resources

The existing National Children’s Bureau Early Support resources have been revised, updated and adapted for use with older children and disabled young people. They are available FREE to download.

What attracted me to look at these resources is they include information about how to live without a diagnosis. For our family living with our son’s autism maybe challenging at times but the emotional stress, mainly the total uncertainty of what we were dealing with, was the hardest point in my life. So I imagine for others maybe it is the same?

Snow happy :)

Maybe alpacas could pull a sledge… if only we had one ready instead of just plastic animal feed sacks stuffed with hay 🙂