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Connie Walton Fulton

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Review for Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

On my first volunteer session, I witnessed what the Equi-Kids program was all about. The young rider came out into the ring and mounted the platform, but when it came time to mount the horse, the rider wouldn't go near the horse, wouldn't touch it and continued to walk away. However, you could see that the rider wanted to ride but couldn't overcome the anxiety. I witnessed the instructors calm and patient encouragement at different increments while observing the rider's ability. At the end of 50 minutes, this rider actually touched the horse, walked the horse with the rein, and rode the horse. While on the horse, the rider was very calm and confident. It was amazing and joyous to watch the transformation. That is what this program is all about!

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Role:  Volunteer & I was a sidewalker and this time just an observer.