My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Riding with HEART, Pittstown, NJ, USA
I have several students who had never been close to a horse before and were so scared the first time we went to Riding with HEART that they wouldn't get close to the horse unless I was standing next to them. During the next few sessions the staff and volunteers patiently worked with the students until it got to the point that they were leading the horse around the ring with little or no assistance. The importance of respect, tolerance, empathy, and teamwork were all emphasized in conversations and practice as the students participated in activities throughout the program. What a great experience for my students who wouldn't have had this opportunity otherwise!