V had his first lesson today! It was just a trial and see how he would react. My little guy did awsome He was so happy to see the horse, he gave it big hugs and he did not freak out when I lifted him on the horse's back. He had been on a horse once and completely freaked out, same with merry-go-arounds. So that is a huge achievement and a great reward from all the work he does with his Occupational Therapist (OT). I am so proud of him. The lady is very nice and took it real easy. She is not specialized in special needs but did all the right things. She explained to V that the horse was voice trained. So V has to remember to talk and use the right words for the horse to respond. I am seriously thinking of regular lessons for V. We'd have to wait until July though, as she will be busy with summer camps for the rest of June. Of course V now wants a horse. I told him no, and he goes "why not?". I replied "No, V we are not..." and husband then blurts out a "why not?" as well! Sure husband grew up around horses, but I did not. And guess who would take care of the horse when husband is gone all week? I'm sure V will keep on asking, but that's fine. I'll just try not to get annoyed with him asking the same question over and over. Really a ray of sunshine, specially with thse last 2 weeks being so tough with him. Gave us all a nice break.