4-H'ers help special-needs kids into the saddle
Hadlee Hueftle, daughter of Bob and Shannon Hueftle, gets ready for her ride on Pistol. Tim Gibbons helps get Hadlee set up while Hope Dowling supports her on the horse. Addisyn Gibbons, left, and Danielle Lindeman will walk beside Hadlee as Kylee Miller leads horse and rider at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington. It’s all part of the Boots ’n Spurs 4-H Club’s therapeutic riding program, called Saddle Pals. The 4-H’ers provide weekly horseback riding for special-needs children.
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 12:00 am
LEXINGTON, Neb. — Despite busy summer schedules, many 4-H youths reserve Tuesday nights for horse riding — except they aren’t the ones riding.
Instead, they ensure the safety of other young riders by sitting behind them in the saddle or walking beside the horse. Another person, usually the owner, leads the horse.
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