I have started volunteering at the 2nd largest horse therapy organization in the USA. The majority of the riders have Autism. What an incredibly rewarding experience. There are volunteers who walk in front of the horse and two that walk on each side, depending on the rider. In the case of the more challenged riders, there is a Physical or Behavioral therapist walking along and working with the rider. I didn’t know it would be so special. It is beyond words to express the joy on the little girl’s face when she tries to smile and puts her head on the horse. She has no words, but her face says it all. A moment of incredible happiness!
I’m excited to share with you that I have taken on a volunteer position as someone with Autism helping other people with Autism using horses. I’ll tell you more after I have done it a few times. The organization is called Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. This is their website: www.littlebit.org