Hesitant Kylie Now Loves the Animals

Macaroni Kid
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June 7, 2012
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Cimmaron Horse Sanctuary
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We have come such huge steps this
week at Cimmaron Sanctuary! My mini Macaroni Kid Kylie took Belle for a
“walk” on her ropes! Remember, Kylie began terrified to even step
foot on the ranch near animals and now she is standing along side them,
even petting and brushing them. Oh, the love she has discovered for these
sweet animals! Mommy and Me at the Ranch Program has helped foster her
surprising love for animals and helped boost her confidence. We love it at the
Sanctuary!

We have come such huge steps this week at Cimmaron Sanctuary! My mini Macaroni Kid Kylie took Belle for a “walk” on her ropes! Remember, Kylie began terrified to even step foot on the ranch near animals and now she is standing along side them, even petting and brushing them. Oh, the love she has discovered for these sweet animals! Mommy and Me at the Ranch Program has
helped foster her surprising love for animals and helped boost her confidence.
We love it at the Sanctuary!

Happy to announce that the winner of last week’s contest for one
complimentary session at Cimmaron Sanctuary with the horses is… Samantha and
her little lady Soleil!
 Winner
generated based entry numbers using random.org

Kylie is working on dressing herself- do the shirt buttons clue you in :) Her new
little brush for Belle is in her left hand- she had carried it around the house
all week with excitement to put it to use.

Cimmaron Sanctuary is an amazing place where magic happens with
horses and kids. This (Petaluma, CA) non-profit gives second chances to horses
that were given up on and provides the chance for the horses to befriend and
work with students.

What they offer…

v  Cimmaron offers horsemanship and horseback riding
programs
to youth.  The objective
for the entry level learners is to provide a common bond between the human and
horses. The curriculum includes safety, awareness, grooming, leading, feeding,
body language, animal care and more.

v  The new Mommy and Me at the Ranch
program is a simple way to introduce your little learner to the love of
animals. A day at the ranch includes meeting the variety of horses and animals
on the property and touring the property. The visit can be tailored completely
to your little learner – activities could include grooming, feeding, and
walking the horses, possibly even going for a little ride. Visits are
affordable for a donation made to the non-profit on a per visit basis, so
schedule with a friend and come out for a visit!

What they have done for my mini Macaroni Kid Kylie has been
amazing!
My daughter Kylie
(just turning 3) has had a paralyzing fear of animals for quite some time. I
have teamed up with Gwen at Cimmaron and, beyond my expectations, Kylie has now
found her confidence around animals and her ability to communicate with them!

  • Kylie’s first visit to the
    ranch was seen through the comfort of my arms with her body clenched
    around me. She simply toured the ranch and absorbed her surroundings. We
    enjoyed a nice picnic on the grounds that day, too.
  • Visit two- Kylie’s body
    language was more relaxed. She walked confidently holding my hand around
    the stables, playfully talking to the horses and watching them from a
    comfortable distance.
  • Visit Three- Kylie sat in a
    chair just feet away from Gentleman Jim (a very large horse) while he got
    his new shoes put on. She had such confidence, was so comfortable in the
    chair and watched him with such curiosity. I was overjoyed to see her able
    to be in the same space with an animal without terror. Gentleman Jim has a
    very gentle soul and could feel Kylie’s energy- I think Kylie felt the
    same way.  Kylie also walked through
    the ranch and found her friend Belle, the miniature horse. She walked up
    to her stable; let Belle smell her hand and then PET BELLE’S COAT! This
    was a very large leap for her and it was on her own terms.

Kylie now looks forward to her weekly visit at the ranch. This
week she is talking up the idea of taking Belle for a walk with a rope lead. I
will keep you all posted on our Cimmaron Chronicles!

Visit Cimmaron Sanctuary yourself and watch your children
experience one of the best joys in life- animals! There are three easy ways to
contact Gwen at Cimmaron:

 


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