Tonka arrived in Baja, Mexico about three weeks ago. He’s been settling in really well and enjoying his new life. He’s in a nice paddock that overlooks the arena so he can observe all the goings on.
What’s even more important is that it’s changing the lives of kids. Perceptions are changing in Mexico but for the most part disabled children are kept at home and out of school and mostly out of sight. Programs like these are rarely available to them. There is a little boy named Diego who is severely autistic and non verbal. When he’s on a horse he generally lights up and even smiles. It makes all of us so happy to see this. He’s come very far after more than 2 years of classes. It’s done him a lot of good but even more so to his family, particularly his mother, who carefully films all the sessions. With regard to this program, Neigh Savers made a significant financial contribution to assist in buying panels so the arena will be a completely safe & secure environment. We felt this was a really good investment. Then, we sent Tonka there as well to be adopted by Lynn. Enjoy these photos of the program.