Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spirit Therapies Event- Therapy on Horseback.

This past Saturday we attended a fundraiser for Sprit Therapies. I loved being able to get Hailey all gussied up for the event. She even allowed me to curl her hair! <3 
After I dressed her for the event in her plaid cowgirl shirt she posed for some pictures! 



I'm not crafty enough to make cute hair bows, I leave that to the professionals, but I needed just the right hair accessory for the night so I ventured out of my comfort zone and put this together for the night! I loved it! 


Once at the event Hailey mingled. I think that was her favorite part. Either that or the dancing. She can go up and talk to anyone. I had to learn to talk to people. Hailey was born with this ability. She loves meeting new friends. She used her walker the whole night until it was time to go home. It was passed her bedtime and she was tired! 

Hailey was all about the smiles that night. We got so many great pictures that night. The one below is my absolute favorite!



I was even able to get a picture taken with my favorite little girl. That NEVER gets to happen. I'm always behind the cameras. Sometimes I think people forget that I exist.

There was a great fancy dinner, raffles, silent and live auctions all to benefit Spirit Therapies!
We love being apart of the Spirit Family. When we first started going to Spirit for Hailey, things were very different. Josh had to push Hailey to the ramp because she was not able to walk to or up the ramp. She used to hunch over and she needed support holding her torso up. She used to cry and scream. The weeks went on and slowly things changed. Hailey soon held herself up nice and tall. She was able to hold on with one hand and extend her other arm out. Pretty soon Hailey could ride with both her hands up. Just recently Hailey has been able to walk up the ramp to her horse Pablo with Josh or Ms. Laurie. Hailey was just given the reigns and uses commands like, "Go!" and "Whoa Pablo." She practices her colors, reaching for flags, and laughs and smiles the whole time. We're so glad Hailey gets this great opportunity to participate at Spirit Therapies. Thank you Ms. Laurie for all you do along with the volunteers and people who donate. Without the donations this couldn't be possible.

 If you would like to make a donation you can learn how far your donation can go. It's very easy to also use PayPal to donate! Check this out:

For $50.00 : Saddle Pads & Blankets, Reigns, Muck and Water Buckets, grooming supplies, 1 lesson.
For $100.00 : Fly Masks, Hay wagon, Feed Tub with Grid, 2 lessons
For $250.00 : Sponsor a Horse, Grain for 1 month, bridles, 6 weeks of lessons
For $500.00 : Ferrier Services, Saddle, 12 Weeks of Lessons

You can Sponsor a Horse like Pablo HERE or HERE.
You can Sponsor a Rider like Hailey HERE.
You can be a Hay Angel starting as low as JUST $10 for the Horses HERE.

If you have any questions you can contact Sprit Therapies HERE.  Consider donating to a great place with great people and great horses! You can also LIKE Spirit on Facebook HERE. Tell them Hailey sent you!