Horses and Down Syndrome riders
I certainly wish that I was not new to this forum for this question because it has such a possibility of being taken the wrong way...but, nothing ventured. Please be willing to trust it's a serious question.
I'm quite sure that if I researched the topic, I could find no end of horror stories, but what I have found, heard and seen without research is one hundred percent positive and so:
What do folks with Down's Syndrome or serious developmental issues have to teach me about being around horses? I seen both children and adults do things with horses that would get an experienced rider or trainer a one way trip to the hospital and yet, the horses (particularly experienced horses) exhibit extraordinary patience and forbearance with them. They will forgive things that would be, for other riders, unforgiveable.
I suspect that no one can give me an answer that is much more than speculation but I'll settle for that. Again, let me stress that I'm looking to learn, not denigrate. There are teachers all around me, and I'll not discount anyone, despite their apparent handicaps. Fact is, these folks have something I want.