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Reading With Rescues

Reading with Rescues (RWR) General description and guidelines:

Our Reading With Rescues Program is for K-5th grade students to come to the rescue and read to a horse, donkey or mule, supervised, but unassisted, for approximately 20-25 minutes. Each month we have a different theme and the students are welcome to dress up. Snacks, drinks and an activity station are included. Students are welcome to bring their own reading material or borrow some from the donated books we have on hand.

The program will take place on the second Friday of the month. There will be one session from 6:30 pm-7:30pm. Sign-up will be by online registration for a $5 donation and is limited to 25 students per session.

After reading, students will have a “petting experience” where they will have the opportunity to pet a pony and get to ask our handler any horse questions they may have.

Benefits of this program:

For the students:
*Build Literacy Skills
*Strengthen confidence speaking out loud in a non-judgmental atmosphere
*Develop a stronger vocabulary
*Increase attention span
*Promote Empathy

For the horses:
*Introduction to children in a safe, controlled environment
*Exposure to multiple people and situations
*Builds trust in humans
*Attention and Love!

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this program or would like more information, please e-mail us at readingwithrescues@hopeequinerescue.com
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