Anthony has participated in therapies since he was 2 weeks old!
I am a firm believer that with therapy, anyone with or without disabilities can achieve so much more.
Anthony is as strong as he is (in every aspect of life) because of his weekly therapies.
At school, Anthony receives speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Privately (we bring him), Anthony goes to speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in the form of swim therapy and now horse riding!
I have posted pictures before of Anthony at swim therapy.
He has always been a fish, which is great because just standing or floating in the water works so many muscles that can't be really worked on land.
Today was Anthony's first day riding a horse.
He kept calling himself Woody (from Toy Story movies), and making his sign for "horse."
He loved every moment!
And, he did very well, especially shooting baskets while on the horse and actually making them swish through.
He still has some things to improve on, but this was a great start. :)
We went to Wenatchee, at Alatheia Riding Center.
Anthony always likes to make this vicious face for pictures these days.
Our friend, Brian, made this trail as his Eagle Scout project.
Anthony and his friend held hands while riding, at one point.
I am so impressed with all the children I've seen ride so far.
Some have some more obvious disabilities, and they ride with such ease!
Or at least it appears with ease.
They really connect with the horses, which is the whole point.
I think we're onto something good!