Today Dave got to come with us to Horse Therapy for the first time. He got to meet Bretta, the most patient horse on the planet. Shannon had a course set out for Rachel to lead Bretta around to continue to learn to “be the boss.” She is working on getting the lead rope shorter and helping Rachel get brave enough to show Bretta where she wants her to go. Let’s just say that for now Bretta is still the boss. Sometimes Bretta waits so long for Rachel that she falls asleep.
The good news is that Rachel got all the way on Bretta today and sat in the saddle for about 2 minutes, shaking like a leaf, before she insisted on getting off. That’s a pretty big step for her.
Wooo Hooo Rachel. We are so proud of you!
Another small/big step that happened this week is that after three different tries at a hearing test, they were finally able to tell that Rachel’s hearing is within the normal range. That is so good to be able to cross that off our list of reasons for Rachel’s “disconnectedness.” So we are content and even celebrating these tiny little steps, knowing that in time they will result in some big moves forward!!