Christopher was eight years old when he began riding at Happy Trails in 2013. With a diagnosis of Epilepsy and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, the goals for Christopher were to increase physical endurance and gain confidence in social situations.
Interactive vaulting is gymnastics on the back of a moving horse during which teamwork is critical as there is often two to five vaulters participating at one time. The appeal of therapeutic vaulting class is that it provides an environment where the vaulter can progress at their own speed while still being part of a group working together.
When asked why he loves Happy Trails so much, Christopher shared, “it’s a great place to meet friends and just have fun.” His mother, Jennifer tells us, “Happy Trails has brought Christopher so much confidence and has given him a strong outlook on life. It is a safe environment and has given Christopher so much to be proud of.”