Noah came to Horses with Hearts as a non-verbal autistic child. At first, he struggled to focus on the tasks assigned to him. In time, he began to find his place on the horse and his concentration and ability to follow directions improved.
As with many children on the spectrum, Noah struggled with the heat and bugs over the summer months. Because of this, his mother felt it best for the boy to sit out the warmer weather and ride only in the spring and fall. So for several years, Noah rode only in those seasons until the conclusion of the 2015 spring session.
That year, at the end of May, his mother explained to her son as usual that this would be his last ride until the fall. The very next day, Noah began to speak when he said, “I want horse.” We at HwH could barely contain our excitement when Noah’s mother called to enroll him in the summer session. And, as Noah arrived for his lesson, when asked who he was going to ride, he smiled and said the name of his horse, “Kissa.”
This outcome, and many more like it, are why Horses with Hearts is important, and these are the benefits we are determined to provide to all who need our gentle loving equines to accomplish their aspirations, dreams and goals!