Funny story ~ a few weeks ago, Nathan and Babe were outside and the therapist stopped walking, which happens frequently (it's the communication component of the therapy). The therapists and I began talking and after a few minutes, Babe scraped his left foot twice on the ground. The therapists started to laugh because this was Babe's way of saying, "let's go!" However, before they begin, they make Nathan say, "go" or have him do their sign, which signifies go (he taps Babe twice). When they asked Nathan to say "go," he imitated Babe and rubbed his left foot twice along the saddle! I didn't even know he was paying attention! It was super cute and we all got a chuckle out of it. At the conclusion of each session, Nathan feeds Babe a treat of carrots and apples. He's always a little skittish at first when his big horse comes in for his snacks, but calms after a minute and enjoys the experience. Nathan's sessions end in mid-December and won't continue until Spring. He'll miss Babe, but I'm glad he won't be riding in the winter!
Nathan, Daddy came to see you ride Babe this week and you kept waving to him and throwing both arms up in the air like when we do "hip hip hooray!" He was so proud of you up on that big horse!