Camp Horsin' Around

Our inaugural horse therapy program, Camp Horsin’ Around, took place on June 21-25, 2021, in Fallbrook, CA thanks to our partnership with Mustard Seed Ranch.  The program included learning how to approach, ride & care for horses, team-building games, daily journaling, and hands-on activities for 6 kids from and around San Diego County with craniofacial differences and special needs. The goals of the activities were to strengthen the campers’ self-confidence and self-expression, interpersonal connections, and ability to cope with issues such as bullying, and awkward questions, staring or social situations.

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Each day the kids got to learn more about each other, the horses, and themselves.

The campers had never ridden before and had quite a bit of hesitation (and in some cases outright nerves) around horses. However, they pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and developed close connections with their horses. It was such a treat to see their pride in themselves and confidence bloom over the week! 

Special thanks to sponsors The Donegan Burns Foundation for making this camp possible!

We hope to offer more therapeutic horse programming by December 2021 – stay tuned!