Which just about sums up Jupiter's therapeutic riding experience.
She participated in the ride-a-thon this afternoon. Last week she started riding a new horse named Andre (who they call Andy).
Jupiter loves Andy. She told me after we left riding today. All afternoon. Several times. After the first hour I think I stopped listening to all the words. Except for: "I just can't help but smile the whole rest of the day." And she didn't say one mean thing to me. All afternoon. She even tolerated me singing a teeny part of Les Miserables which has been running on NHPTV for about 24 hours straight. Fortunately for Jupiter the pine pollen is crazy right now and I can't sing as much as I would like. Okay, so I had to beg for that little bit of singing time.....she gave in and gave me that two minutes.
That's why she rides.
The ride-a-thon raised over $11,000 btw.
11 hours ago