It is a program designed for anyone, ages four to 56, with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities.
The students face obstacles that challenge their coordination and determination. Obstacles included: barrel racing, pole bending, and modified bull roping. By riding on the horses, it has helped them keep their balance, steer and control a large animal.
Parents and students say the program has helped them gain self-confidence and improved their social skills.
"It's helped his self-confidence, his reading ability, his ability to follow directions and really ride a horse he's developed a sense of himself," says Jeannette Creager, parent of a son with autism.
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