Horse Tales 2022

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12372 Riggs Road

Milestones Equestrian Achievement Program

Independence, KY 41051

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Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to read to our therapy horses at Milestones during the summer months.

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Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are invited to read to our therapy horses at Milestones during the summer months. “Horse Tales” will offer children the opportunity to improve their reading skills while also assisting our horses through socialization and human interaction. Animals find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.

Many children struggle with reading aloud at school and often feel reluctant to practice at home with a parent. An animal is a completely non-judgmental listener. Many students have shown remarkable improvement in their reading skills and feel more confident and relaxed while reading after participating in similar programs.

In order to participate, children must register in advance (registration will be taken up to 5:00pm the day before Horse Tales is scheduled). Participating readers will receive a free bookmark from Milestones and a book from the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library. Readers may also bring a book with them from home or stop by their local library.

Horse Tales is being offered in collaboration with the Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library.

For the health and safety of everyone participating in Horse Tales, Milestones will be limiting our number of readers to eight for each available time slot this summer. Please be aware of the following health and safety requirements:

  • Masks are highly suggested at the farm. Please be aware that masks will not be provided by Milestones for our visitors so we ask that you bring your own masks.
  • Each session will start promptly on time. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes prior to your reader’s sign up time.  If you arrive prior to that time frame please remain in your car.
  • Each reader may have one adult with them inside the barn. However, in an effort to limit the number of people inside the barn younger or older siblings will not be permitted inside.  A parent/guardian is not required to accompany a reader in the barn. Milestones will have one instructor and volunteers with the readers inside the barn at all times.
  • We will be choosing eight horses that are socially distanced (putting up stall guards and placing reader seating at appropriate distances). Readers will be reading to the same horse throughout their session.
  • We will not be able to accept additional readers who are not registered.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available to all participants.
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12372 Riggs Road

Milestones Equestrian Achievement Program

Independence, KY 41051

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