All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC

by Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center
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All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC
All Equine Services Free to Clients at BITS ETC

Project Report | Apr 8, 2019
April Showers bring MUD

By Pauline Meridien | Executive Director

February School Break Camp 2019
February School Break Camp 2019

April showers bring May flowers but before the flowers bloom, we deal with MUD.

Almost lost a rider last week.  Leon came to ride his horse, Gideon.   While following Melissa, his instructor, across the paddock in what seemed to be the path, we heard:

                          “hold up there…I’m sinking in up to my jockey shorts!”

Melissa quickly bent in front of Leon, lifting him onto her back, and out of his mired boots.  With the mud nearing the top of both boots, they were nearly impossible to extract from the sucking ooze. A quick-thinking volunteer rescued both of them and the boots for a happy ending to this story.  Loud peals of laughter brought home the lesson learned:         

                           “Don’t stray from the path lest you get mired in mud.”

Leon went on to groom his horse of all mud and dust, readying him for the lesson.  His patience and ability to correctly lead and groom his horse starts from the ground up, with great results when he gets into the saddle.  Gideon knows Leon, and Leon knows Gideon.  Our community safely teaches self-reliance and team work to get the job done!

We can’t continue to do this work without the community of supporters like you who make it possible for Leon to learn from mud, and Gideon to teach him these lessons. We have doubled the number of riders in just one year, and currently teach 50 riders a week.  To serve them we have added instructors and offer school break camps as an additional way to experience the healing power of our herd.   Please consider a spring donation to support the new students who will appear with the flowers of May.

Mud Bathing
Mud Bathing
Mr. Jingles, the Miniature donkey
Mr. Jingles, the Miniature donkey
Riding towards the May Sunshine!
Riding towards the May Sunshine!

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Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center

Location: Hopkinton, NH - USA
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Project Leader:
Jaryn Hall-Haines
Hopkinton , NH United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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