One Word Photo Challenge: Brown


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My daughter has been doing horse back riding therapy, also called hippotherapy, for almost seven months now and she really enjoys it. It has helped her out in many ways and has encouraged her to become more verbal, more attentive to her surroundings, plus she gets excited when I tell her that she’s going riding today.

It took her speech therapist four horses, each a different size and gait, to figure out which horse best suited my daughter’s needs (for both autism and sensory processing disorder). Though each horse she’s ridden has been really sweet and lovable, I sincerely love the horse she has now. She’s (the horse) is well taught in being a therapy horse, she’s smart, and likes to take part in some of the games we’re playing, such as puzzles, she likes to look at the puzzle board with us.

Since this week’s one word photo challenge is brown, I’ll share a few pictures of some of the horses around the farm where my daughter rides.

 

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4 thoughts on “One Word Photo Challenge: Brown

  1. Walkersvillemom

    Interesting that hippotherapy is used in connection with sensory processing disorders. I’m actually writing an article on this and your post has triggered more research! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. JennNAdams Post author

      You should check out my post I’ve written on her hippothereapy sessions: https://jennnadams.wordpress.com/category/my-daughter/autism/ https://jennnadams.wordpress.com/tag/hippotherapy/ Hippothereapy calms her down and gives her the sensations that she needs from the horse’s gait. I’ve written more about it and how it helps those with SPD, and how it helps her, in a few of my blog posts. Hopefully that’ll give you some information for your research. 🙂

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  2. stacybuckeye

    My son is almost 3 1/2 and he’s on the spectrum. We haven’t tried hippotherapy yet because he’s quite clumsy and it scares me a little. Maybe when he’s 4.

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    1. JennNAdams Post author

      My daughter is a bit clumsy as well. She wears a safety belt when she rides and the therapist holds onto the belt, to keep my daughter from falling off of the horse. She’s 4 and has been riding for almost a year now. 🙂

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