Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pediatric Stroke Survivor is a Grand Champion!

Thomas rides in a program called "We Can Ride 4-H Club." He has been in the program for about 8 years. This year he won Grand Champion in Showmanship. Showmanship is where you walk the horse to the judge and show him or her that you have control over the horse. You need to make eye contact and smile, which is very hard for Thomas, but he pulled it off and won Grand Champion.

The club always ends the season with a show at the County Youth Fair where Thomas ended up with an awesome third place in riding, which is AWESOME. Thomas now rides with only a spotter, no more side walkers and we are trying to get him to do it by himself.

Thomas is 15 and a Sophomore in High School. Thomas also survived a pediatric stroke.

~Thomas' proud mom.

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