By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Children enjoy therapy showcase

 

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Rider Ashton Hadley completed his ride by parking his horse with the support of Kaylee Fry.

Therapeutic riding students had the chance to show what they learned during a riding showcase Thursday.

The program called One Stride Closer, a Sweetwater County Board of Cooperative Educational Services equine-assisted therapy program, hosted it's fourth annual riders' showcase.

The program itself started six years ago, according to program director Cindy Brandjord.

The gait of a horse's walk is the closest movement to the way a human walks, Brandjord said. For those with physical disabilities, their hips move with the horse as the horse walks, which is therapeutic for them.

Brandjord sai...



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