LISTENING HORSE YOUNG RIDERS PROGRAM


Listening Horse has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Fe to bring at-risk youth and young riders with special needs into the program. “Matches” of “Bigs” and “Littles” work together with instructor to learn grooming, bonding, tacking, and riding. Some teams even come back to teach these skills to other matches from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Other young riders have come to us by word-of-mouth. We serve those dealing with special challenges, some physical, some psychological, and some emotional.

Always cheerful, Corrina gets adjusted for comfort.

Always cheerful, Corrina gets adjusted for comfort.

Young rider Sunny and volunteer instructor Travis do some teamwork!

Young rider Sunny and volunteer instructor Travis do some teamwork!

Instructor Karen, rider Tessa, and therapy horse Sugar are three strong females with their own opinions. As a team they challenge each other and make steady progress in their relationships.

Sugar may challenge, but in the end, Tessa’s in charge!