A Horse Communicates, This Time With A Boy With Williams Syndrome
Do you know anyone with Williams Syndrome? I have been a RN for many years, but do not remember learning about this condition.
When seeing this wonderful post below, I decided to investigate the condition a little bit and share it on this website.
Williams syndrome can happen to anyone, but it is a genetic condition that is present at birth. One of the most serious concern that comes with this syndrome is cardiovascular problems, but there are often other health concerns as well. It also can affect developmental pace and challenges with learning. There can many expenses related to caring for a child with this syndrome because of these things.
What I found interesting is that despite the learning disabilities and often needing speech therapy as a child, they can have amazing verbal skills and are very social. The problem though is that they have a difficult time connecting with others. They struggle with normal daily activities that require spatial relations, numbers and abstract reasoning. They don’t process normal social cues like others do and this makes it difficult for them to form lasting relationships outside of family that understand how to help the person relate.
In the post, it mentions that their child is 1 of about 150 in Israel that have this syndrome. The Williams Syndrome website, however, says that it affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide with an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.
Provided here is just a brief summary, if you’d like to learn more details about Williams Syndrome, you can visit their website.
The other reason I wanted to share this post was to highlight the horse’s response to this child with Williams Syndrome. The mom explains the clip very well. How sensitive the horse is to the boy’s varied movements. If you are familiar with horses, you can sense the horse’s tenderness toward this boy. There is a certain expressed sensitivity this horse seems to have toward him.
I strongly believe and my research indicates that animals are intuitive. They have spirits that allow them to experience emotion and express emotion. Some animals may be more intuitive than others just like us humans, but they still have a spirit or the breath of life in them as humans do, which allows them to communicate with their world.
This horse’s reaction to this boy with Williams Syndrome is just another example of how animals can communicate and bond with the humans around them. Roni, the original poster of this video has asked that you share this story to help broaden the awareness of this syndrome.
Horse Meets Israeli Boy With Williams Syndrome – INCREDIBLE
Here is Roni’s explanation of what happened in this video…
“I have been working with horses for 15 years and could not believe the emotional intelligence a horse has how a horse can connect with special-needs children. This is a new horse here.
“My son suffers from Williams syndrome, and is one of the 150 patients with the disorder in Israel. One of the problems among patients with Williams is connecting with others properly.They are very loving and affectionate and very cordial, enjoying attention, but often do not know how to connect.
The video shows the boy made initial contact with the horse and how the horse responds to the child’s curiosity with some concern but nevertheless contains it and get used to the speed and the natural movements of the child. The child seems excited about the meeting and the horse allows the child to cuddle. The horse went specifically to the child even though I was there, and he was not interested in me at all.
“When I got home and watched the video I realized the power of that moment of my son and the horse. The horse followed every movement of the child, yet allowed the child to approach and contact him. When the boy hugged his leg and was close to him, the horse didn’t dare to change the angle it was standing, as if afraid to hurt him or step on the child the whole time the child was close to him. You can see the horse being attentive to the child every moment, even when it seemed he was just standing still and resting. The horse did not move his foreleg Although it was less convenient for him. We would appreciate if you share the exciting video to promote awareness of Williams Syndrome in Israel and worldwide. Williams children are angels of love and one of them is my dear son, Erez. This is dedicated to you my boy, the boy who changed my life and made my world forever. Love you.”
If you have questions, – @Roni Nili Abdu (https://www.facebook.com/roni.abdu)