because I have decided to take on a barn job on Tue/Thurs. I now officially work 48 hours a week. All of this just to try to get into shape. I really had no idea it would be this much work? I can't quit now, for I actually have biceps.
The barn I work at is called NCEFT (www.nceft.org) and is a wonderful place where magic happens. This barn is different from the one I volunteered with in Sacramento (Saddlepals) in that they are a registered facility where they do hippotherapy. So instead of doing therapeutic horseback riding, they are licensed physical therapists/occupational therapists who use horses as their therapeutic tools. The barn is their medical office.
Here are some photos that Andrew took when he visited the barn this last weekend. There are a lot, but each of these pictures represent the barn to me:
P.S. The barn is located in Woodside, CA. A beautiful place to be!
THE BARN BEING USED BY A CERTIFICATION CLASS
THE THERAPY ROOM
GETTING JACK READY TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED
JACK IN ALL HIS PONY BEAUTY
WALKING JACK BACK TO THE BARN
NOW FOR MORE HORSES
BEN (body shaved for the saddle)
ROSIE (The mama miniature horse who is 30 something and such a doll)
ROXIE (Rosie's twenty-something daughter who is all mini!)
DAN AND ME DOWN BY THE POND
SUGAR WITH SOME HAY
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST IS HEIDI THE FJORD WHO ALWAYS PUSHES ME SO SOMETIMES I HAVE TO PUSH HER BACK
great pictures and I can see why you like working there. It's fun to get paid to be in shape and work outdoors with animals!
What great photos, and great program. I volunteered at Saddlepals for awhile, but it got to be too much looking up at the rider. I love horses; their smell, the barn and hay smell, the soft nose hair- everything about them. Even their poop has a clean, earthy smell. I think you're not at this job now, but I can see why you would have been drawn to this. Reminds me of your NY horse/therapy job. Great!
PS What a beautiful setting for a horse ranch. And what a great barn and arena.
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