Firefly Station operates rain or shine. Yesterday it was a bit of both. We began the second spring session with 4 beautiful boys who were very excited about meeting the horses. Most kids see themselves riding at a gallop around the pasture... that is until they get up close and realize how powerful the horse is and how little they know about the art of human/horse relationship.
The boys were a great group (see the pictures in our photo gallery) and they all had great observations about their individual horse. They saw themselves reflected in some of the horses actions and even though fear was present in their interactions, each one was willing to work through that fear to get to know the horses better. One interesting thing happened with our horse Striker... he was very attracted to the leather coat his boy was wearing so we had to remove the coat. We put it on the fence but even then Striker came over and gave it a good bite and shake!!
Did you know that after every session we provide a sack lunch for our attendees, which includes the children riding, AND all other volunteers present? If you are considering how you can help us continue our mission, think about donating for a session meal (or a part of one).
I think this week's photos are beautiful, especially when you check out the smiles of the children attending!