After a riding center in Pawnee closed, Kemmerer Village conducted a program to raise the self-esteem of youths for the first time. Said program currently helps eight youths for emotional and behavioural problems with horse riding therapy.
One of the youths who is taking part in the program is Joni Beyers’ son, Ben, from Rosemond. The boy already overcame his social anxiety since participating in the program since last fall. The boy’s mother explains that her son now talks to someone almost every day which is a great achievement for the both of them.
Other youths are opting for the program to help them with their fears, recovery from abuse and neglect, and other cases of social anxiety.