The Blue Spotted Horse – He's In There!

Blue Horse with Spots.”

The therapist panics, considering what size meltdown J will unleash when a blue spotted horse…or is it a blue horse with other spots…is not found on the camp premises – much less the universe.

No meltdown occurred…but what did occur was the therapist’s discovery that there is, in fact, a therapy horse that is white… with spots… named “Blue”.

White Horse with Spots - "Blue"In his mixture of words he told her a simple story of a time etched with less words. A story of his experience in the past year where he rode a horse named “Blue” that had spots…

I can’t count the number of times I’ve read or heard someone saying something like, “Oh, he won’t remember anything.” I can’t count the number of times I retorted, “Yes…he will. He’s in there. He knows what’s going on around him. Don’t treat him like he’s not here watching or listening…he is!

Proof has been coming in droves. Despite the incredible numbers he’s bringing about with the electrical activity in his brain, positive changes show. He repeats scenes from school, having occurred months, even a year prior. He remembers people, places, books, shows and so much more than I could ever know.

This most recent time, a time for us marking the beginning of summer by spending a week at a therapeutic camp for kiddos with special needs…in this most recent time, J proves again, he’s in there.

You just have to listen.

What do you think? Have you had similar “revelations”

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can reach Gina through various Special Happens connections on Facebook and Twitter, or email her directly.
Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin

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    • Secret Mom Thoughts – Thank you! He did get a chance to see “Blue”. His horse this year was “Amy” which is funny since some of his teacher’s names in the past have been named “Amy”.

  1. What a breakthrough, Gina. Almost as magical as a horse with blue spots. I love the way the story is told, showing that perception is reality, and that different perceptions can be equally real.

    Yay for horse therapy!

    • Lori- You’re so right…sometimes it’s just how we look at the words our kiddos can tell us. Horse Therapy ROCKS!