'Hope with Horses'
. . . to offer hope and inspire
the 'dis-engaged' and at-risk high school student.
~ The Goal is for every student to graduate. And to graduate with hope. ~
While partnering with the unique attributes of the horse, the students are working on skills such as mindfulness, leadership, choices, respect, teamwork and nonverbal communication.
~ Knowing first to re-engage, the dis-engaged must begin by addressing negative perceptions ~
Students in the 6th and 7th week are trained to be sidewalkers and are now able to assist during a therapeutic riding lesson with elementary special education students.
~ When you help others, you start helping yourself. ~
The confidence gained by the students, teaching the horse skills they have learned is truly amazing.
And the last phase is collaborating with their
teachers, taking these new skills and en-gaging
them in their future.