63% Raised of $3,000 Goal
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Louisvile, KY and have worked with teen girls with emotional disabilities.
I have created a project in collaboration with Maryhurst Residential Treatment facility for girls, and Zubrod Stables in Prospect, KY, The project will be a Scholarship program for the girls to learn to ride Saddlebred horses. The ultimate goal will be to have the girls show in Tournaments. This should be a one of a kind, memorable experience for these girls. This program will instill confidence, develop trusting connections with horses and humans, and contribute to these girls growing into healthy, productive adults.
You might think, why therapeutic riding? It has been shown that connections with animals, such as horses, can produce a powerful sense of trust with traumatized individuals, especially when they have been abused by the ones that should love them the most. Horses do not abandon, hurt, or abuse people. I believe that a permanent scholarship program CAN make a difference in their lives.
PS: The horse in the picture is Queen Zenyatta.
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