thank you all for sharing your stories ! very touching and inspiring to read.
I, with all honesty , tell people that Sonny is my therapy. My grown daughter has bipolar disorder , and was unable to parent her child. I took custody of him when he was 7, he just turned 17 last week. He is a good child,,errr...teenager, but we've had our troubles with academics and a little bit of behavior issues in school because of his adhd. Long story short, I often feel overwhelmed with life,,having been a single parent for over 30 years with a few years break in there from the time she finished school untill I took custody of him. I get refreshed and renewed and once again feel able to handle it all after going to the barn and getting my dose of equine therapy. It doesnt matter if we have a great or a crappy session, the therapy still works.
I'd love to put together a collection of these types of stories. I think it would make a good book ! When I have time, I will contact each of you to see if you would be willing to give permission to have your story included-anonymously-no names. Who knows if I'll ever get enough stories to make a whole book, but these are a great start....