Backwards in the Saddle Again!

Rhema was very brave last week during Hippo-therapy, while wearing her little pink gloves,– she touched the horses hair!  To this point she was not wanted to feel the horses hair or pet it much.  Her Therapist thinks this recent braver is due to her gloves in that it sort of gives her a buffer.  Rhema touched the horse’s long mane and also, pictured above, gave the horse a “back massage” while riding backwards.  We all got a laugh out of watching Rhema explore the horse’s thick, winter coat.  Rhema’s gloves were so dirty and brown afterwards but she had fun and they washed up clean as new at home.  We are proud of her for taking this step to explore something new; maybe she will do it later too, minus the gloves!