10 Fifth Graders from the All Saints Episcopal Day School in New Jersey spent a wonderful afternoon at Cricket Hill. For most, it was the first time they’d been close enough to pet a horse, nevermind get an introduction to horse care, walk on a horse, and learn to lead a horse through an obstacle course with a buddy aboard!
Cricket Hill was asked to provide this session as part of a 3-day program, “Animals in Service” coordinated by the Horse Institute here in Ancramdale. We learned from the teachers how impactful the visit here was – nearly all the children’s description of Memorable Moments were activities with our Academy Schoolmasters…”meeting Mickey”, “Leading/riding/playing with Bandit”, “getting licked by Topper”. Most rewarding was the comment of one little girl… “overcoming fear”. How many ways these wonderful horses contribute!