The Magical Meadows, a therapeutic horseback riding center for adults and children with special needs, welcomed the Functional Skills Class of Jefferson Elementary and Good Beginnings Preschool recently.
The class field trips gave the children with special needs the opportunity to experience a shortened version of equine assisted therapy. The Magical Meadows also provided equine-assisted activities during each ride to different stations, which included tossing a football or playing basketball. Those waiting for their turn were treated to indoor activities and snacks sponsored by Toyota of Warsaw, Rice Ford Lincoln and Steve and Dian Cartwright of Warsaw.
The students donned cowboy hats, decorated tote bags and placed painted handprints on one of the horses. The students also decorated cowboy hats for WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert and Jefferson Principal Kyle Carter.
Warsaw Community Schools is the second area school district to use The Magical Meadows in providing specialized field trips designed to offer every student with special needs the opportunity to participate.
For more information on The Magical Meadows, visit its website at www.themagicalmeadows.org or call 574-265-3085.
(Story from the Times Union)