Annie started horseback riding therapy (hippotherapy) last week. We allow James and Gracie to pick a couple activities that they want to do durring the summer so we figured, why not allow Annie to have the same luxury (and maybe have an added benefit!). Hippotherapy has been proven to improve gait and increase muscle tone but we know that Annie LOVES her animals so it's kind of a win/win.
Annie rides for about 45 minutes and look, still sitting up so straight! What a strong girl!
We've noticed that Annie doesn't hand mouth when on the horse - she will go back and forth from ringing her hands to holding on to the handle, but NO hand mouthing! Which is good, can you imagine - yuck!Look at Annie, no saddle, just a blanket over top the horse so she can feel all the movements!
Just way too cute with her riding helmet on!