This week’s One Word Photo Challenge is Teal; a beautiful shade found on the color spectrum of blue, can be found in the pictures posted below.
If you have never known the love of a therapy horse, or have seen the love expressed between horse and rider, then hopefully you can see that and more expressed in the photos.
The ever so patient horse, encouraging the ever so gentle touch from a child with special needs is awe inspiring. Tears well up in my eyes with happiness, as I watch my daughter’s slow movements in her approach towards her therapy horse, Passion, who is moving in closer to my daughter for her to touch.
Horse/equine therapy, also known as Hippotherapy, has been very helpful with my daughter in teaching her to express herself more. Not only that, but it allows her to have a love for animals that she didn’t have before; she had expressed fear when any animal approached her, whether that animal was calm or not.
She expresses a giddy, “Hi, Passion.” before reaching up to brush her fingertips across Passion’s nose. Passion, a gentle therapy horse on Harmony In Hooves Farm, stands up to her name. Her gentle, calm nature would allowing anyone a chance to pet her. Horses can be very therapeutic and just being around her can be very calming.
You can check out my other blog post for more information on how horses can be therapeutic for special needs children.
The following photos is of some artwork pieces found in Bernice Gardens in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Thanks for touching my heart with these shots
I love these. The sculptures are so intriguing and your images of your daughter and Passion are so endearing- the feeling really does come across in them. I don’t know a huge amount about horse therapy (although I’m going to check out your other post) but I do firmly believe in the power of those ‘alternative,’ if you will, types of therapy (i.e. art, music, animal…).
Thank you for sharing your teal.