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Awesome! Jasmine touching lives. What does that mean if she was being nibbly?
 

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Awesome! Jasmine touching lives. What does that mean if she was being nibbly?
She's hoping fingers are food... And a therapy horse can't be one that bites. So far she hasn't put teeth on anyone except my pocket that had cookies in it. My fault there, but I obviously need to do a little more work about being respectful in my space and what behaviors are not appropriate.
 

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She's hoping fingers are food... And a therapy horse can't be one that bites. So far she hasn't put teeth on anyone except my pocket that had cookies in it. My fault there, but I obviously need to do a little more work about being respectful in my space and what behaviors are not appropriate.
Wow! Isn't it too much to ask?😀 She's been pretty awesome, a rockstar indeed.
 

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I'm glad to report that with instructions for petting her forelock, mane, neck, etc, and not stick fingers in her nose, we're finding that fingers are not food!
We had a lovely visit to one of our local lodges yesterday afternoon. Ali did a great job handling the pony and heading up the visits. It was so amazing to see all the smiles. Our tour guide told me so many times that she hadn't seen the residents smile like this - ever! So special to be able to share.
I was incredibly pleased with how well Jasmine handled the close hallways, carpeted floors and the very snug rooms. The hospital and continuing care centres are definitely more spacious!
And the Build-A-Bear shoes were a hit. Even better than that, they worked a treat! It's apparent they're not going to hold up super well, but for now they're doing what we need them to do and they fit. The residents and staff LOVED the tiny shoes!!
We're scheduled to go visit a new site next weekend. I can't wait to go see more smiles.
 

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We'd recently had some donations to help us fund our outings so we got to do back-to-back visits the last two weekends. This time, Phillippe got his very first experience at a site visit. Jasmine is such a rockstar, totally laid back with everything that goes on inside a site. Phillippe is just not that confident. My daughter had put him in the trailer, figured he could come along for an outside window visit, that would be ok. But after Jasmine was inside doing all of her pod and room visits, we went back outside, got our beloved bonkey and came in, through the building, and into the facility's courtyard and continued with window visits and met a few staff members as well. They were a treat, just a huge morale boost and a love for all the residents.
We met an old saddle bronk rider/horse trainer. When Jasmine got to him, he had no hesitation, he knew what to do. He put his arms around her neck and gave her a big hug. Jasmine stood like an angel. It was so beautiful to watch. A man whose life was horses, probably thought he would never lay a hand on one again, and we brought one right to him! That fills my whole heart.

Next visit is between Thanksgiving and Halloween. Up here in Canada, we have Thanksgiving before Halloween, so it's a great time to get out to visit and dress up some. I still don't think Phillippe will be joining us for inside site visits, but we're getting closer.
 

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We met an old saddle bronk rider/horse trainer. When Jasmine got to him, he had no hesitation, he knew what to do. He put his arms around her neck and gave her a big hug. Jasmine stood like an angel. It was so beautiful to watch. A man whose life was horses, probably thought he would never lay a hand on one again, and we brought one right to him! That fills my whole heart.
This fills my heart too. ❤️❤️🥹
 

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