Kathy Rogers, Ed Tech, has obtained a grant and is leading a new Therapeutic Horseback Riding program for several students, here at Weatherbee School.
Therapeutic horseback riding means much more than sitting on a horse. It helps with improving social interaction, self esteem, respect, character building, concentration, and conceptual skills.
Horseback riding activities encourage stretching and strengthening of underused or underdeveloped muscles, improves posture and coordination, helps develop gross and fine motor skills, increase the rider’s awareness of their body in space, and improve their range of motion. In addition, riders increase their self esteem and self confidence, learn problem solving skills, and increase their ability to focus and stay on task. All of this while having fun!
Thank you Kathy for your dedication to enrich our students with this wonderful program.