middle school children show support and caring for the rescue horses
of TIER. Regardless of the age, ability or appearance of these wonderful
horses, the children came out to help groom, bathe, and just love
up on them. During the summer, fun was mixed with education and
kids got a chance to see what a marvelous animal can come from of
a horse that, at one time, had a very uncertain future. Grace, Jake,
Dobbin and Pearl quickly became favorites because of their wonderful
temperament and great personalities! Watching the special connection
of kids and horses was just super.
or not, these kids are learning about horse anatomy! Part of the
summer program included a fun game to help remember different parts
of a horse. Of course, we turned the ever patient Grace and Jake
into our Painted Ponies! By following written directions, these
kids "competed" to show who knew their horse parts the
best! There were hand-prints on necks, bows and braids, sponge painted
arrows, moons and stars, stripes on legs and even a butterfly on
the side! Is that glitter on Grace's knees? Hey, doesn't purple
look great on a white horse?
wonderful and enjoyed the "prize" of chips and soda after
washing off the stars of the day. Jake and Grace got to enjoy extra
hugs, treats and a good roll in the dirt!
Part of the
terrific group of kids that spent a summer learning that one person's
trash is definitely another person's treasure! Grace, a favorite
of all, gave a couple rides around the yard and made a lasting impression
on these young people with her giving nature.
Bath time for
Dobbin and Jake! These fabulous teenagers came out do a beauty treatment
for some super special horses. Don't they look great?!?