Share Avery's Dream
Avery was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Autism at 18 months of age. We were told that if she didn't speak by the age of 7 that she most likely wouldn't at all. We quickly started therapy. Speech, physical, occupational, music, massage and her love hippotherapy. I have never in my life
experienced such joy from a child, than when we put her on a horse. She never wanted to get off! Avery has been riding now for over 10 years here and there. But until we started coming to the Shea Center consistently, I didn't see strides in her physical abilities. She is stronger, more stable and her range of motion is much better. Hayley, her instructor, works with Avery in the stable with all aspects of caring for a horse such as grooming and feeding. Avery is also much more confident and yesterday told me "I am an experienced rider mom." Ironically Avery's middle name is Shay. The Shea Center is a dream come true for her and we feel blessed to be part of such an extraordinary place that enables our daughter to fulfill her dream of being the best rider she can be.