Young Adult Program Starts Up Again for 2015

Our Young Adult pilot program, “Bridle Paths to Success”, began again on March 5, 2015. The center welcomed six new wonderful young adults from RES Success (Redefined Educational Learning). These young people come to the center once a week. Under the careful tutelage of Heidi Koch, one of Xenophon’s instructors, their six week course is designed to teach horse husbandry, ranch management and daily life skills. Their day consists of educational courses surrounding the physiology, care and handling of Xenophon’s therapy horses, as well as various ranch chores. But it is not all work and no play. Heidi’s creative teaching methods has the group doing art projects and learning body parts by comparing to their own to their equine partner by actually painting the name of corresponding body part on the horse. Grooming lessons are designed to culminate in a halter show class at the end of the session. Each day is chock full of wonderful happenings and great information.