'H' Is for Horses at New Charter School for Girls
The new Just for Girls Academy will use equine therapy to help girls learn about compassion, trust and caring.
A new Bradenton charter school for disadvantaged girls will incorporate horseback riding into its experiential education model.
The Just for Girls Academy will open this fall for Kindergarten through third grade but eventually plans to offer classroom education through eighth grade, according to an article in the Bradenton Herald.
Caring for horses will be an essential part of the lesson plan at Just for Girls, which has partnered with the Sarasota-Manatee Association of Riding Therapy and Performance Transformation, according to the newspaper report.
The girls will learn some soft skills that educators hope will show them empathy, compassion, trust and the rich relationships that develop from caring for another being, whether human or equine.