Thursday, September 9, 2010

Therapeutic Riding...

We are super excited to announce Kendall will begin Therapeutic Riding at All Star Equestrian on Wednesday!

I have been looking into this for some time now. Hippotherapy was recommended to us very early on, but the only facility that offers Hippotherapy is pretty far from our home. While billing insurance would be a nice benefit, we would have to quit one of our therapies, and I'm so not willing to do that right now! We have THE BEST team of people working with Kendall. Each of them feel like family to us!

We are visiting the barn tonight as a family to scope it out! Kamden is just as excited about this as I am. And Justin (though he doesn't show excitement quite as often I do) seems pretty excited too. He loves horses, grew up around them, and played Polo in college! So, I think this will be a very nice activity for him to participate in with Kendall.

I hope to see tremendous improvements in Kendall's trunk control. I have read and heard lots of success stories, and from what I hear, the younger you start, the better. So yay!

Kendall's IFSP was yesterday. The DAY C shows her adaptive and cognitive developmental areas at 10 months. Her Fine Motor and Gross Motor at a whopping 3 months, and the most impressive gain in the past year....Expressive and Receptive Language at 19 months. What a difference a year can make.

The latest milestone...when asked where her toes are while lying on her back, she will pull her knees in, crunch her head up, and almost (like really really close) touch her little toes. Have I mentioned how proud I am of her lately!?!?!

7 comments:

Mo said...

Excited to hear about how hippo goes for Kendall! It's quite an emotional experience to see your child on horseback (at least for me anyways) and I'm thrilled this is up next for your sweet girl!

Dawson said...

Love reading about how well she is doing!!! awesome stuff going on there!

Cassie said...

You are going to LOVE All-Star! Caleb is taking this semester off but he has been going there for about a year and a half. Hope Kendall has fun, can't wait to see pics!!

Cjengo said...

THAT IS AWESOME! We want to do this at some point. We found one in Keller that is near our house.

TwinsRock08 said...

I can't wait to hear how is goes. I hope this is another positive move for Kendall. See yall soon.

Jennifer said...

We will definitely be talking about this on Sunday:-) I have been looking into it as well, and now finally have the time to actually pursue it. Can't wait to hear about her success on a horse!

TherExtras said...

Great news, Jocalyn! I am esp happy to see that Kendall's Daddy has a background with horses - what a perfect match! Developing trunk control through hippotherapy can be supplemented by giving less and less support in sitting throughout the day starting with short periods.
Barbara