A story from our founder, Julie Coady: Therapeutic horseback riding, really, what does that mean? What does a horse do to help a person with special needs? For one, it is not the “everything” in their life, and it is not the “fix” all to all of their issues. It is a place to leave […]Read More »
Blue Sky provides weekly individual therapeutic horseback riding lessons, in a structured learning environment, to special needs citizens. Also, we hold community group activities for special needs children and adults. On these days our riders create artwork, learn gardening skills, woodworking and other various entrepreneurial activities. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
I see you running your child to therapy when your friends are running their kids to Little League or ballet
I see you slipping out of the conversation when your friends are all chiming in about milestones and test grades.
I see you constantly juggling appointments and meetings.
I see you sitting at your computer for hours researching what your child needs.
I see you cringe when people whine about what feels like petty things.
I see you spread thin but still going the extra mile for your family.
I see you digging for depths of strength you never dreamed you had.
I see you showing appreciation to the teachers, therapists and medical professionals who serve your child with you.
I see you rising early in the morning to do it all again after another chaotic night.
I see you when you’re hanging on to the end of your rope for dear life.
I know you feel invisible, like nobody notices any of it. But I want you to know I notice you. I see you relentlessly pushing onward. I see you keep choosing to do everything in your power to give your child the best possible care at home, in school, at therapy and the doctor.
What you’re doing matters. It’s worth it.
On those days when you wonder if you can do it another minute, I want you to know I see you. I want you to know you’re beautiful. I want you to know it’s worth it. I want you to know you aren’t alone. I want you to know love is what matters most, and you have that nailed.
And on those days when you have breakthroughs, those times when the hard work pays off and success is yours to cherish, I see you then too, and I am proud of you.
Whichever day today is, you’re worthy, you’re good and I see you. ❤️ ~Alethea Mshar ...
Fun Fridays are a big deal! They mean a lot to our riders....and often spend the whole week looking forward to it. A lot of effort goes into making the plans, gathering supplies and making sure everything is in order when our friends arrive. Thank you Rachel Chisholm for all of your hard work in making sure our riders know what to expect and planning an amazing day for them. Thanks to Jessica Elmore for time and effort in bringing good healthy food to our friends. Thanks to Julie, Mihya, Sue and the rest of the crew for always having the horses ready to go. Casey Southard is always here to capture our days with these beautiful pictures. And as always, Ms Beverly is always there to help with everything from the barn to the garden to the house. Many hands make for light work....thank you! ...