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The Healing Horse, Ch. 36: The Moment of Decision

Chapter 36 continues on a high note as young Karen blossoms into a dancer and a fine young lady. In the first scene, Mama gives her something wonderful. Can you guess from the picture? Hint: the building is a famous

The Healing Horse, Ch. 35, Scene 3: April’s First Lesson

Sometimes, encouraging someone to try something new and challenging isn’t enough. You need to stand by them and hold their hand. That’s exactly what happens in this scene.  (Image is of a painting, The Dance Lesson, by Edgar Degas, Public

The Healing Horse, Ch. 35, Scene 2: Taking Action to Help a Friend

Have you ever wondered if encouraging someone to try something you both knew would be difficult could lead to any good? Or would it lead to more disappointment and tears? I’ve asked myself that question many times, and the answer

The Healing Horse, Ch. 35: Sharing Dance, Scene 1: Meeting April

Here we begin a new chapter as young Karen begins sharing dance with others, and making friends everywhere she goes.  (Image courtesy of Mr.choppers, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 1: Meeting April In September, on the first day

The Healing Horse, Ch. 34, Scene 5: Radical Acceptance

In this scene, young Karen learns an important lesson. That she can accept herself, her disabilities, and her limitations without giving up her goal of living a normal life. Click this link to learn more, and then enjoy reading this

The Healing Horse, Scene 4: A Month of Castanets

Young Karen is determined to live normally, and she does not give up easily, but will the castanets teach her a lesson of humility? You tell me. Use the comments section below. (Image from Nordisk familjebok (1910), vol.13, p.1221 [1],

The Healing Horse, Ch. 34, Scene 3: Summer Surprise

Young Karen practices her dance steps every day, and her teacher (Al Gilbert in real life) sees this. At the end of the school year, and the beginning of the summer vacation, he gives her tools and inspiration to keep

The Healing Horse, Ch. 34, Scene 2: Big Hugs

mWell… this is unusual. First, her dance teacher offers extra lessons for free, and then he says he wants to be her father. Shows how hard work and a positive attitude can pay off. Not just for young Karen. It

The Healing Horse, Ch. 34: Gilberto Becomes Karen’s New Father

This chapter is mostly sweetness and light. The title says it all… Hope you love it as much as I do! (Telephone image by Ellinor Algin / Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Healing Horse, Ch. 33, Scene 4: Second Lesson and Rapid Progress

Young Karen thrives as she learns dance. This is what she has been looking for in life! I think we all look for that special thing that makes us our best selves. I do, and I bet you do, too.