Over my time in Texas I learnt so much which has inspired my career goals. I gained knowledge and experience within the movement method, this has increased my confidence in sharing information toparents and carers and has given me a greater insight to the theory.
It all started about six years ago when I first came across the book called 'The Horse Boy'. At that time I was really interested in zoo therapy and horses - how animals could help to reach people. This book was a revelation for me! I wanted to help people through horses.
A huge thank you to you and Josh you both were fantastic teachers both Suzi and I really learned great skills. You both were both very patient with us we truly appreciate all the help and words of encouragement. I am so glad we met not only you but the great people you work with. I truly am looking forward to working with all of you. I also have to say you have a absolutely adorable baby boy. I promise everything you have taught us will be used.
I did this workshop [HBM1] with Rupert last year at Square Peg here in CA.
thank you so much, i can see a difference already. last week the boys were beasts all day, i thought i was going to go crazy. When they came home from Horseboy, they were like angels, happy, pleasant, playing nice together, I almost fell over. I asked Chris can we go every day....smile I couldn't believe the difference in their behavior,it was nite and day. You are miracle workers because we have meds that won't calm them and you did with a horse. God Bless you and the horse. I will have Chris fill out the survey.
We had our first HB session today! A 21 yr old that lives in a group home with constant supervision, he is verbal but full on autistic, not mild autism by any means. A nice natured boy, loves roller coasters, amusement parks and music. There was no standing around, he needed to be busy and had to get him up on Gracie right away. I long lined her with him on her and trotted, which he loved! Gracie was perfect!
I feel happy about it and they will come on a regular basis and start bringing other individuals as well. The ball is roll'in and I had other sessions as well this week and 2 more tomorrow.
Suz : )