Strong/Gault Social Advancement Internship Grant Recipient
“I did not take anyone’s pain away. Nonetheless, this grant gave me the opportunity to do some good; to give people a chance to find something positive within themselves.”
Hearts and Horses is unique among therapeutic riding centers because of the breadth of programs that it offers. In my time there, I worked with the all-abilities summer camp, the teen leadership program, the equine facilitated learning program for youth at risk, the veterans program, the interactive vaulting program, and traditional therapeutic riding. I wanted to see all of the different ways to use horses in a therapeutic setting, and I think that I came very close to doing so. My experience at Hearts and Horses, made possible by the Strong-Gault Grant, vastly improved my professional ability as a therapeutic riding instructor and, on a more personal note, helped me to gain a greater understanding of the incredible human potential for hope. I did not take anyone’s pain away. Nonetheless, this grant gave me the opportunity to do some good; to give people a chance to find something positive within themselves. I am truly grateful for the opportunity that you have given me and will carry this experience with me throughout my life.
- Date October 11, 2014
- Tags 2014, Social Service, Sophomore, Strong/Gault, USA