We finally let manster quit his horse riding lessons. We all (therapist, husband and I and instructor) thought that he would push past the anxiety and fear of falling off the horse when trotting but he never did. He was losing sleep worrying and obsessing and begging not to make him go. We made him to it every other week for 8 months, I think we did pretty good. It was a fight and meltdown every time. I'm relieved. Next, we've had the bird a week and I think we're going to give him back. The bird doo is triggering Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) about germs and he won't play with him. He "went" on the chair and I cleaned it. But it still had a light stain and he freaked when I put his clothes on the chair. This is a very social bird and needs to have human interaction every day and frankly I don't have the time. I guess it will be easier for when we get another cat. But really, how fickle our kids can be. All for now.