My name is Mitchell. I started riding at PARD three years ago and I love it! My big sister has been riding horses since I can remember. Now, thanks to everyone at PARD I get to ride just like her !!
I was born with Dandy-Walker Syndrome, so some things aren’t as easy for me to do as other kids my age. My mom and I have searched and there are not alot of organized activities/sports for kids like me to be involved in. Thank goodness we have PARD. It makes me feel good to be out there riding with everyone. My mom says it’s good physio and speech therapy for me when I’m on the horse.
I have to use lots of muscles when I’m riding. My horse listens to what I tell him to do so I really have to try hard to say my words so I can tell the horse to stop and go. Riding helps my coordination — we do exercises and fun games while we’ re at our lessons.
Everybody tells me what good work I do when I’m out there riding but I don’t notice the work because I’m having too much fun !!