Wednesday, March 25, 2009

hippotherapy

While Riley seems to have excellent stomach muscles, at least judging from the way she holds her legs up in the air, her balance is pretty poor. So we decided to try hippotherapy - which is therapy on a horse.

At first Riley was pretty apprehensive about sitting on such a large animal

When she is uncomfortable she does more breath holding - and you can see her pushing her little belly out in this picture. :)
But after a while she decided it wasn't so bad, and even laughed a little!

This is kind of fun!



Here she is probably happy to be back on the ground. She also really seeemed to like the feel of the horse, and even leaned into him and snuggled a little!

The only downside is that the therapy farm is an hour away. We made a 10 week commitment to try it out, and if it really seems to be helping the long drive every week will be worth it!

4 comments:

Avery said...

awesome, Riley! Just think how strong you will be :)

Dominique said...

I have heard this can be so great for our girls. Our daughter is 27 months and like Riley walking but wobbly. We are thinking of trying it out once our weather warms up! Hope Riley does great with it!!

Brooklyn and Kelly said...

YAY Riley! I hope you end up loving it as much as Brooklyn does!!! You sure look cute up on that big horse!

craftychica said...

Yay, Riley! That's so awesome that she's riding horses!