From Our Editors
Horseback Riding by Halter isn't your run-of-the-mill equestrian facility. Instead, the non-profit organization tailors its programs specifically for youth with special needs. Horses double as therapy animals for children during riding lessons and pony express club, both of which instill skills such as teamwork, balance, and self-reliance. The popular Riding on the Beach Day Camp helps children on the autism spectrum connect to both animals and nature during the hands-on activity, while training programs for at-risk youth create a structured, supportive environment in which to grow and learn.