It is late and I am getting married tomorrow, but I wanted to post a few pictures of today’s shoot at “Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship”. Equest is a non-profit therapeutic riding center for children and adults with disabilities. They have been the very first in Texas in 1981 and have great successes in every area. They sent athletes to Para-Olympic events, that is one of the big and impressive achievements. On a more local level, they have 300 volunteers helping out in classes and around the stable every week!
As I poked my head into the first class this morning I immediately had tears in my eyes. And I am not the most sentimental person. I was overwhelmed by the genuine care and love of everyone helping those kids that sat on horses, large and small, smiling and relaxed. Equest does not only give children with all kinds of disabilities, be it physical or mental, a place to come together and participate in activities that are sport, relaxation and therapy all in one. Equest offers a family. It is amazing to see this much “love for your neighbour” in one place. It really is one of those places that humbles you. And I didn’t have to travel the world to experience that feeling. It is right next door. Where people genuinely care and give whatever is needed. If you are in the DFW area, stop by there some time! And if not, I’m sure you can find a place like that in your neighborhood.
Here a few impressions of the helping hands at Equest.
Visit Equest online to inform, donate or volunteer www.equest.org
Now I am off to my wedding weekend. See you back here next week!