Giving thanks (kiddo Becca’s message for therapy horse Gideon)

Becca working on her message for Gideon

Kiddo Becca has been receiving equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies at Children’s TherAplay for three years now.

And while she has made one gain after another – developing the strength and coordination to be able to ride a tricycle and to jump, as well as the motor-planning and sensory regulation skills to start potty-training – from Becca’s perspective, her biggest gain is about 950 pounds.

Because this precious child has fallen in love with therapy horse Gideon.


Becca shows Gideon her message

Week after week he provides the three-dimensional movement that, through the treatment strategy of hippotherapy, helps Becca flourish. But when Becca sees Gideon, she sees more. She loves this horse. What a beautiful gift.

Becca and Gideon

So, as we’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving season, we’re thinking of you.

Thank you for helping make hippotherapy – and this love! – possible for Becca and nearly 200 other Central Indiana children who have special needs.

Becca's card

Enjoy what Becca's parents had to share about their daughter's journey at Children's TherAplay.