Yesterday, four students went to volunteer at Higher Grounds Farm in Hoosick Falls. The students cleaned and filled water buckets, then cleaned some paddocks and brought the horses in for their food.
The facility has an equine assisted learning program for troubled youth and youth who struggle with anxiety and stress. Equine assisted learning is a hands on educational program that uses the interactions and developing relationships between horses and humans in an environment of learning and self-discovery. It is designed to promote personal growth to develop social, life and academic skills. The curriculum is made up of activities with the horses that are designed to have the participants connect with the horses in a supportive environment.
An amazing end to a beautiful Tuesday. Thank you and great job girls!