Saddle Up for Success!

By: Jean Boynton

Saddle Up for Success!

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Grey Highlands Secondary School students are participating this year in the Saddle Up For Success program as part of a partnership between the school and Hope Haven Therapeutic Riding Centre in Markdale. This is a research-based school program established to help students develop self-confidence and stronger self-regulation and coping skills to better deal with feelings such as anxiety, fear, and frustration.
The day spent at Hope Haven was a fabulous experience for ALL!  Ms. Roehrig, Mr. Fraser, and Ms. Gunion accompanied the students with the next session commencing in April for students with unique learning needs.
?In partnership with area schools, groups of up to 8 children are identified by teachers or parents who could benefit from therapeutic riding. Frequency of the program is 1 morning a week for a minimum of 4 weeks. Students are provided with a 1 hour therapeutic riding lesson or horsemanship (if unable or unwilling to ride), plus a 1 hour alternate activity.
Please contact Robyn our Program Manager for any questions or assistance with funding.
Office phone 519-986-1247 or email program@hopehavencentre.org.