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I had a chance to spend some time interviewing parents of kids with special needs recently. I was struck by how effective time with horses at the farm was in helping these kids. Even throughout the week, teachers could reconnect with the kids by asking 'did you go riding this week?'  

 

Here is a story of a mom who overcame incredible odds herself to help kids with special needs overcome their challenges.  She has found her purpose in starting Never Say Never Foundation. I volunteered to make a video and enter a local contest to help support them. Please spread the word and vote for our video at this link.

 

http://woobox.com/jcmvnr/vote/for/1525427

 

Blessings.

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Thanks for sharing Kairos. And welcome to Mothering!

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Thank You!

My purpose in posting is twofold:

1. To bring equine therapy to light as a creative way to help kids with special needs and their parents.

2. To help Never Say Never continue to help kids. Your daily vote this next week at ROC the Day helps them out. The video contest ends Nov 20th.

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My children have both attended the local therapeutic riding centre (they both have autism spectrum disorder). My son quit after a couple of terms as it was just not his thing, but my daughter still rides. It is a lovely, supportive environment and although she isn't horse-crazy like her mother, she definitely enjoys riding and having "her" horse to ride. It has helped her confidence and coordination and even helped with her social skills. We really cherish our local therapeutic riding centre!!

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