Saturday, March 10, 2012

Horseback Riding Lessons

We are nearing the end of the school year and our budget for school was about to be closed. (Daniel is enrolled in a Charter School that oversees Homeschooling students. Our budget is what the schools would get for kids enrolled in a public school and we choose how we want to use it.) We had some extra money that we didn't have allocated as we didn't continue with violin lessons and if we didn't allocate it now we would loose it. So I looked through our options and Horseback riding lessons was number one on my list.
Horseback riding is supposed to be really good for kids who have ADHD as it calms them down. It's good for Autistic kids as they have to learn how to communicate in a totally new way and communication is a problem for them. Kids with low muscle tone- It's a full body work out. And lets face it. Riding a horse- It's just plain cool!
The program we chose for him he spends the first 20 minutes learning how to care for a horse and the last 20 minutes they ride. Our first lesson though was at least an hour so it was well worth the money. Here Daniel is carrying his saddle. That was quite the work out and if I had been the one telling him to do it he definitely would have said he can't.
His instructor is a young man who is probably about 18 and Daniel followed him everywhere like a stray puppy.

Here he was teaching him to do a riding trick called around the world where they turn in a 360 degree circle on the saddle. 
He loved it and can't wait to go back next week.

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