I first met Russ over a year ago when his sister contacted me through facebook. From the first day I met Russ, he inspired ME to reach for more! Immediately, he told me of a very traumatic story that affected his life in many way...Years ago Russ attended a therapeutic center in another State, when tragedy struck! During a terrible thunderstorm, the barn caught fire and some of the horses were lost. This was very traumatic for Russ, and he went through a sort of depression from all of this. His first day @ H3, Russ was determined that he was "gonna do this". He meant that he would mount a horse again....and he did!! Each visit with Russ is a miracle in itself. He sets a goal and always accomplishes it or exceeds it!! From simply mounting bareback, to taking only a few steps, to actually making it 5 times around the round pen...he always has a goal! Each time Russ comes for a session, he is thrilled with his progress and so are we!! In his own words...."On a scale of 1 to 10, this day was a 100!!!"