THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK MUSTANG TROOP
The Kentucky Horse Park's Mustang Troop was developed by the Equine Education Department in 1994 with the mission of helping potential at-risk youth through equine therapy, support, and education. The Mustang Troop program provides a horse camp style experience for children that can benefit emotionally and socially with a program that they normally would not have access to.
The summer program will provide the fun and excitement of a traditional horse camp, as well as the therapy, support and structure that comes with equine assisted therapy for 50 children. Through this high impact equine-assisted therapy camp, these children will jumpstart their healing of the trauma they have experienced, and also build lifelong coping skills, develop self-confidence, boundary setting skills, teamwork, and independence. While working with horses, the children will learn the responsibility of caring for a horse, build self-esteem by learning to ride, as well as cultivate bonds with both horses and peers. The Mustang Troop has incredible purpose for the children, and helps serve as lifelong building blocks for their success.
Additional information on the Kentucky Horse Park Mustang Troop contact Amanda Reardon at 859-281-7991 or at [email protected] .