Troubled Youth Programs:
Specially designed programs in cooperation with group home adolescent centers. This includes working on maintenance of the ranch, animal husbandry, bonding with animals, learning basic horsemanship, and learning to volunteer with handicapped children and adults. Hard physical work relieves stress and teaches them to use their strength and aggressions appropriately. Feeding and caring for animals becomes a responsibility, and these youth are unconditionally accepted. Choosing a horse to care for, to tack, and to learn to ride, builds a sense of self-esteem and acceptance of another's authority. Some will graduate to a Peer-Tutor Program where they will step into shoes of authority themselves, and learn to serve others.
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