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The Healing Horse, Ch 17., Scene 4: Trampled

In this scene, the race begins, Karen’s badly designed leg brace locks and throws her face down onto the playground asphalt. She struggles to regain her feet, but the stampeding children trample her. Close-up photo of asphalt courtesy of StockyPics,

The Healing Horse, Ch. 17, Scene 3: Karen Positions Herself

  In this scene, Karen tries to wait patiently for the treasure hunt to start, and we learn a little about leg brace design and the assumptions that doctors and medical device designers made about children with cerebral palsy. The

The Healing Horse, Ch. 17, Scene 2: At the School

In this scene from The Healing Horse, Karen and Mama go to the local elementary school treasure hunt. Karen hopes to find gold and jewels. Of course, she does not, but in an upcoming scene, she finds much more. The

The Healing Horse, Ch. 17: Trampled, Scene 1: Kitten, Five Years Old and Aglow

  This scene, Karen has just returned from a triumphant day at Disneyland during which she received a prediction that someday she would become a leader and a dancer, and in her dreams that night she relives an earlier event

The Healing Horse, Ch. 16, Scene 6: A Mother’s Reflection

In this scene, Mama reflects on the day and what it had taught her Karen, and on what her Karen had taught her. Perhaps her little girl would someday become a dancer. Now it was a dream, but it could

The Healing Horse, Ch. 16, Scene 5: A Mother’s Promise

In this scene, Karen and Mama discuss the day, and then Mama makes a surprising promise that foreshadows what will happen later in the book. Scene 5: A Mother’s Promise Karen climbed the steps to the front porch of the

The Healing Horse, Ch. 16, Scene 4: A Revelation Under the Moon

In this brief scene, little Karen’s life continues to change as her ideas about herself and what she can do in life change. Scene 4: A Revelation Under the Moon As Karen walked beside the deserted Christmas Eve road, the

The Healing Horse, Ch. 16, Scene 3: Reflections on Disneyland, Magic, and the Future

In this scene, Karen and Pegasus reflect on the magic that happens when people accept each other as they are, and on Madame Leota’s prophecy of great things to come for Karen. The image of clouds in a night sky

The Healing Horse, Ch. 16, Scene 2: Sunset at the Ranch

In this scene, three important events occur. First, Mama shows her happiness with Karen and with how Karen is now approaching life. Second, Karen again exerts her will by asking to stay with Pegasus. Third, she recognizes that she and

The Healing Horse, Ch. 16: Back to the Ranch, Scene 1: Truck and Horse Trailer

In this scene, Karen and Pegasus reflect briefly on their Disneyland day, and then Karen dozes on the way home. Scene 1: Truck and Horse Trailer When the tram reached the parking lot, Karen got off at the same stop