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Let’s face it, children, especially girls, are under a lot more pressure and stress than when we were kids.
Girls face huge social pressure to fit in, be accepted, as well as, pressures to be thin, pretty, and popular. We see it daily, and no matter how hard we try to encourage, assure, and compliment our young girls, it must come from with in.
Research has shown, overwhelmingly, that the bond between girls and horses, has a huge effect on their lives, and has made a huge impact in the following areas:
Self - Esteem
Sense of Responsibility
According to the many years of research, of Dr. William Glasser, our behavior is driven; positive or negative, by 5 basic needs. Survival, Love, Power, Belonging, and Fun. The behaviors chosen by us, are driven by these needs, and we, as parents, educators, and leaders, can foster environments to allow children to make positive choices to fulfill these needs.
We at Shenanigans Farm, understand this, and as a former educator, trained in William Glasser's Choice Theory, as well as a professional horse trainer, and a riding school owner, also see the absolute value in involving girls with horses at some level.