Sunday, June 8, 2008

Hippotherapy.

Doesn't hippotherapy sound just like a asking a hippo, "Yes, but how how do you really feel?"

After 8 months on a waiting list, we finally had our first session/evaluation today even though it was really, really hot.

Gong gong and pua pua were there:

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Here we are on Monty, the fake horse:

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And here is Shamrock, our therapy horse which we did not get to ride on, but at least we got to pet.

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6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Look at those smiles! It seems that she'll love it! And only 8 months, wow! Our waiting list is 3 years long!

Noel said...

It was easier (no waiting list) for Edda to ride on her gong gong's back at home on the carpet :)

sherah said...

Doris,

Please explain what "Hippotherapy" is to us folks out in cyberspace.

Jeremy said...

Hippotherapy is occupational therapy on a horse. They use the horse to improve trunk strength and for Edda, to improve her hand use by encouraging her to hold on. Also, it's just plain fun.

Noel said...

I didn't know this is one of the ways to interact with Edda more effectively.

I will do more - horse rides for Edda - next time with her :)

sherah said...

I didn't know it was called Hippotherapy! Years ago, I worked at a barn with a friend who did this and Joshua's former PE. teacher also does this full time now, but I didn't know that is what it was called. Very cool.