A message from our 14-year-old daughter Butterfly:
"A child in a classroom is taught many things. Sit still. Pay attention. Make good grades. But what are they really learning?
They are being taught that learning something is a chore, and therefore unenjoyable. This sort of mentality could later prove difficult to overcome.
Horse therapy takes that bored, disinterested child and puts them outside, gets them moving and happy. Horses are amazing! Games are fun! and learning becomes a delight.
This is especially helpful when it comes to children with learning disabilities. The horses and games encourage them to work hard, and the desire to participate is furthered by helpful peer pressure.
Yes, some children thrive in the classroom setting, but horse therapy provides an option for those children that do not."