Mrs. Zana says, “I want to offer programs not based on horse showing and competing, but to focus on safety around horses, health care and maintenance, and to offer a place close to home where people could enjoy learning to ride and the special qualities horses have to offer. Horses are very therapeutic animals. They teach us patience, persistence, compassion and self confidence. Riding is relaxing, revitalizing and an excellent form of exercise. Unlike what most believe, the horse does not do all the work. When a child or adult can ride, communicate, and control a 1000 lb animal, they build self confidence and pride. In working with students with mild special needs, the horses help them build up muscle and communication skills.”

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