CJH students gain life skills, amazing memories with horse therapy

Students and adults wearing face masks holding a horse-shaped photo collage
CJH students presented the staff at Winslow Therapeutic Center in Warwick with a photo collage as a token of appreciation.

Students in Charles Doyle’s class at C. J. Hooker Middle School recently completed their final session at Winslow Therapeutic Center, a non-profit organization that offers equine-assisted services and therapies. Students received horseback riding lessons and learned how to care for, groom and tack their horses.

According to Winslow’s website, horsemanship skills promote independence, help to develop social skills and confidence, teach empathy and respect, provide sensory input and encourage balance, and can increase muscle tone and strength.

To show their appreciation for the amazing opportunity, the students presented the staff at Winslow with a homemade photo collage on a Goshen Trotter, as well as a monetary donation to help purchase some needed items for the center.

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Unlimited, Inc., located in Warwick, New York, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 1974 to assist children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges find strength and independence in their daily lives.

For more information, visit https://www.winslow.org/.

Students and one teacher stand with a small brown horse.