First Day Back!

Hey guys, Levi here! Today we launched our first day of this year's assisted riding sessions, and we were all ecstatic! I know that I said that we all missed our riders, but seeing familiar faces (and some new ones too) had us all excited! There were so many clients; we had to have three riders per session, which meant that everyone, staff, volunteers, and horses were working full throttle. It felt good. If there's anything anyone needs to know about horses, it's that we love work. We love having something to do, and we love the people we work with. However, I spent the first couple sessions looking through the bars of the round pen. But, just when I thought that I wasn't going to be used that day, Conner came striding over more confident than I've ever seen him. He's improved so much even over the summer! To my incredible joy, I was led into the arena, tacked up and mounted. The ride went great! Conner knew precisely what to do, and his happiness was evident from his beaming face, and he did everything with almost a charismatic flare. However, he still has a long way to go before reaching full recovery. But, I'm more than willing to go the distance with him.