Enjoying Disco demonstration
The Veterans came in August, by the busload to visit BITS ETC. Tilton Veteran's Home residents, from Tilton NH enjoyed several days at BITS, with Veterans from WWII, Vietnam, and Korea represented. John's was one story that made me cry:
"I grew up on a farm in Maine. There were ten in my family, my eight brothers and sisters, and my mother and father. I am the last one left of my family. We worked 360 acres with a team of horses."
At this point he was hugging Cover Girl, a miniature horse, who stood next to his wheelchair a full ten minutes without moving, while he stroked her.
"It's good, at the home. They work hard to give us a good life. Getting out here is so great. Thank you for having us."
With your generous support we've provided equine interventions to two thirds of our targeted audience. Fall riding soon to peak with the wonderful colors of Autumn all around the farm, our next report will cover our Ride UP program for Veterans and Uniformed Professionals with a couple who have been coming to work with our horses on Saturdays. Stay tuned!
Group photo op
Lunch with Lincoln, the therapy dog
Time to go, but they will return again soon!