Students assist the participants in activities that expand their awareness and involvement. These activities include shooting a basketball while on horseback and other games that motivate participants and provide them a sense of accomplishment. Keystone students also assist staff to prepare for the games, clean the stalls, load the feed and maintain the ring. It is hard work but very rewarding.
Student Natasha Ransom visited the Center for the first time and was very moved by the experience. “I was so happy to see the joy on their faces when they were on horses and playing the games. It just seemed that this was wonderful. She added, “I have family members who are disadvantaged and doing this gave me fulfillment since I was helping them just like I would my own.”
EOS provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs.