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August 29, 2019


>>WE ALL NEED A LITTLE HELP
EVERY NOW AND THEN MOVING
FORWARD WITH OUR LIVES AND
SOMETIMES THE THING THAT HELPS
US COMES FROM THE MOST
UNEXPECTED PLACE. ON A RANCH OUTSIDE OF YAKIMA,
SOMETHING CALLED THE PEGASUS
PROJECT IS WORKING WONDERS IN A
VERY UNIQUE WAY.>>YOU’VE HEARD OF PECK U.S.S.
THE WINGED STALLION WHOSE RIDERS
COULD BEAT BACK MYTHOLOGICAL
MONSTERS. AT THE PEGASUS PROJECT, PROVIDES
THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING FOR
INDIVIDUALS WHO SUFFER FROM
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL
DISABILITIES.>>SIMPLE RIGHT? THESE AREN’T JUST ANY HORSES,
THESE ARE MAGICAL HORSES.>>MAGICAL THINGS HAPPENNIVE
TIME I SEE A KID RIDE.>>THINK I’M OVERSTATING MY
CASE? IMAGINE THIS FOR A MOMENT. >>I WITNESSED A BOY WHO HAD
NEVER SPOKEN BEFORE, HIS FIRST
WORDS: WALK ON!>>WALK ON. GAVIN, A COMPLETELY NONVERBAL
SIX-YEAR-OLD, WITH AUTISM, AFTER
A YEAR AND A HALF OF RIDING,
FOUND THOSE WORDS TOO.>>SHE HAD TEARS STREAMING DOWN
HER FACE. SHE SAID THAT’S THE FIRST TIME I
HEARD HIS VOICE, SINCE HE WAS 18
MONTHS OLD.>>I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY IT
HAPPENS, BUT IT STILL HAPPENS.>>I HAVE NO IDEA, WHY, BUT
WE’LL DO ANYTHING THAT COULD
POSSIBLY HELP GAVIN TALK! SO WE’LL BE HERE! >>THE PEGASUS PROJECT, THEY SEE
THAT KIND OF MAGIC ALL THE TIME. OF COURSE THE SCIENTIFIC TERM IS
NOT MAGIC, IT’S EQUINE THERAPY. IT’S THE GROWING FORCE THAT
HELPS RIDERS WITH A VARIETY OF
DISABILITIES.>>RIDING, YOU LEARN BALANCE,
THERE IS REITERATE THIRM, MOTOR
SKILLS GOING ON SEQUENCING
SKILLS GOING ON.>>BEING IN CONTROL OF
SOMETHING, SPECIAL-NEEDS KIDS
DON’T GET TO BE IN CONTROL OF
THINGS VERY OFTEN.>>CEREBRAL PALSY, ADHD, BRAIN
INJURIES, THERE ISN’T MUCH THESE
HORSES CAN’T HELP WITH. EVEN IF THEY AREN’T TECHNICALLY
MAGIC, THEY MOST CERTAINLY
SPECIAL.>>NOT EVERY HORSE CAN BE A A
PEGASUS HORSE. THEY HAVE TO HAVE BUBBLES BLOWN
AROUND THEIR FACE, BALLS THROWN
AROUND THEIR HEADS. IT CAN BE VERY STRESSFUL. >>AN ARDUOUS TRAINING PROCESS,
UNTIL ALL THAT’S LEFT IS THE
SUPER-STARS. EACH WITH THAT SPECIAL
TEMPERAMENT.>>THEY ARE THE MOST AMAZING
HORSES I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH.>>HERE COMES THE SENSE OF
HUMOR. THE PEGASUS PROJECT STAFF AND
VOLUNTEERS DID SOMETHING A
LITTLE AMAZING THEMSELVES. THEY DECIDED TO CUT A HIP HOP
VIDEO STARRING, YOU GUESSED IT:
THE HORSE HE. FEEL FREE TO SING ALONG. >>WOW WOW PEGASUS. >>WALK ON. >>THE GENTLE GENTLE CREATURES. THERE’S THIS CONNECTION WITH
THIS SWEET HORSE THAT LIVES TO
HAVE SOMEONE ON ITS BACK. ¶ I’M IN THE PALM SPRINGS OF
WASHINGTON, I LIKE TO RUN ¶ ¶ I’M ON THE GOLDEN MANE SOUL
TRAIN ¶ ¶ NOW THE HORSE IS A HORSE OF
COURSE OF COURSE ¶ ¶ >>PEOPLE CAN GET ON THESE
HORSES AND EXPERIENCE MOVEMENT. AND GRACE. AND A RELATIONSHIP. AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN! ¶ HI HI PEGASUS ¶ ¶ WALK ON ¶ ¶ I SAY WHOA! >>EVERYBODY TELLS THEM
EVERYBODY THEIR KIDS CAN’T DO. EVERY TIME THEY WALK OUT HERE
I’LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING THEY
CAN DO!>>PEGASUS CLIMB UP IN THE
MIDDLE ¶¶>>YOU HAVE NO REASON TO
COMPLAIN. YOU COME HERE AND YOU SEE THESE
FAMILIES AND THESE RIDERS AND
BOY IT PUTS EVERYTHING IN
PERSPECTIVE.>>REWARDING BEYOND COMPARE. >>DO YOU BELIEVE ME NOW? THOSE ARE MAGIC HOARSES IN
YAKIMA — — HORSES IN YAKIMA. OR AT LEAST HORSES THAT DO
MAGIC. ¶¶ ¶¶ [ GIGGLING ] [ POP POP WHOOSH ] [ POPS ] [ SIRENS ] >>WANT MORE PIE?
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