RedRover’s Junior Advisory Board gives young people the opportunity to step into leadership and make a difference in the lives of people and animals. One member, Ezzie, is a fifth-grader who loves learning about the human-animal bond. She interviewed Melanie Diamond, an inspiring woman who provides equine therapy for children and adults with disabilities.
Do you pick which horse goes to which kid? If so, how?
Yes, it just depends on how calm and well trained the horse is. We require several lessons on the ground so that the kids know how to be safe. We then put the kids on the horses so they can ride safely with one person leading and two people on either side of the horse.