Yesterday we attended the end-of-season horse show at the Xenophon Therapeutic Center in Orinda. This little organization pairs disabled children with specially trained horses. Kelly has been volunteering her time at Xenophon for two years.
I was not sure what to expect on my first visit. What I found was truly beautiful and inspirational. Many of the children could not have gotten on the back of their horse without the help of two or three gentle volunteers, but once in control of their horse, everything changed. Their beautiful, smiling faces tell the rest of the story better than I ever could.