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thought you might like this blog post: 10 year old Q has freckles across the bridge of his nose. He’s tall for his age. People think he’s older.thought you might like this blog post: 10 year old Q has freckles across the bridge of his nose. He’s tall for his age. People think he’s older.
He’s a “sensory seeker” and will press his body into tight spaces, walls, curved surfaces and into you. Last week, he was standing on something I was leaning against and suddenly, all 100+ pounds of him was standing on my shoulders.
He’s got a blissful sense of adventure and we get the chance to be part of it almost every week
In Horse Boy Method™ - a pivotal ethos is “follow the child.” By honoring his interests, by listening and responding to his fantasy world, we acknowledge his thoughts with dignity and importance.
Q starts sessions with a “staff meeting.” Calling the meeting to order by pointing his Nerf sword , we discuss how the afternoon should proceed.
Yesterday, it was decided that one teen volunteer and two staff members would compete in a “cage match fight” while he, the fight commissioner, would ride around on his horse and tell us the rules.
“To the costume room with you!” He shouted. We marched to the room where we hold the riding helmets, the books and toys, and the ever important costume bins.
Holding costume elements up to Q, we asked him if he’d like to don a knight’s cape.
“Put it on that one.” He gestured to one of us.
While we found a riding helmet that would fit him, he outfitted us with Hawaiian leis,...