Hope and Equine Therapy

10 Apr

A woman reached out to me recently.  Her two year old was not walking, not crawling, not creeping, not reaching, not speaking.  She had tried all of the traditional therapies.  Someone told her about my farm, Raise Your Dreams, and that some pretty remarkable things happened when a child got on a horse.

We arranged a time for her to come out and meet me and the staff.  Her child was a small angel wrapped in beautiful golden hair, crystal blue expressive eyes, and a tiny compact body with translucent skin.  We sat him on the pony and slowly we walked holding him up in an upright position.  Unable to sit up on his own, we encouraged him to hold onto the handles on the surcingle.  Slowly he grasped the hanles.  Then he pulled himself up.  Gradually his leaning diminished and he was sitting by himself on a tiny, fluffy pony named Quest.

The next day in his play pen, he creeped.  His mom thought that it was probably a figment of her imagination.  She studied him carefully.  He did it again. 

Yesterday they came for their therapy session and his mother said my son creeped.  He actually scooted his bottom to reach his toy.

Another mother overhearing this conversation said that her daughter did not start talking until she started equine therapy.  I was in the midst of hearing the miracles that are performed on the backs of horses and ponies.  Children speak, creep, and become “fixed” by the melodic hoof beats, the gentle rocking of the pelvis, and the belief that GOD can do anything.

Who would have known that my love of horses and children would lead to doing work that God loves, healing the broken hearted.  Thank you!

Do you know anyone that was healed by a horse?  Please share, I love your comments!

2 Responses to “Hope and Equine Therapy”

  1. carolynpageabc April 10, 2013 at 9:48 PM #

    Indeed, yes; I’ve heard of this happening. What a wonderful thing it must be to be a part of such wonders….! 🙂

  2. amylk103 April 11, 2013 at 9:36 AM #

    I have seen the wondrous things that happen at your place. My Jakes has friends because of being at your place. See you tomorrow!

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