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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Horses help children learn


Stephanie Thompson

Cindy Brandjord helps student Joe Renfro onto the horse while Brittany rock holds the reins to keep the horse steady.

Despite the mud and water, two students in the project Forward Stride still showed up to ride horses.

Cindy Brandjord, director and instructor for Forward Stride, was busy Monday and Tuesday helping students from both school districts in Sweetwater County ride horses as part of their equine therapy.

Brandjord said the program, funded by the Sweetwater County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, allows students with mobility issues to ride horses. She said a horse's movement is closest to a human's movement. She said when students are not riding the horses, they are brushing them, pett...

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