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Camp Sight Goes Equestrian

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Hopping on the back of a horse is a leap of faith  for many of these kids.
They are all visually impaired, or blind which makes sitting on top of a moving animal a little more challenging.
At least at first.

 

“It’s different its something that’s also moving you’re trying to move a thing so that’s what gives a horse a specialty I suppose” said Jacob Morgan- a Camp Sight Camper

These 15 campers quickly got the hang of being an equestrian.

 

With the help of trained staff at Eagle Rock Resort in Hazle Township, the campers quickly went from trepidation to giggling and smiling — maneuvering the ring with ease.

 

Lori Lesante, is the CEO of Community Services for Sight ‘I often stand I’m just choking back those tears of happiness and joy just the pride they have in themselves for being able to accomplish something they might not otherwise be able to do”

Stretching the kids’ limits is the goal of camp sight.
The week-long summer camp aims to help these kids learn just what they are capable of.

 
“An opportunity to learn to be independent learns different socialization skills daily living skills something as simple as learning to make the bed we take for granted.” Said Lesante

For many — riding horses is something they never thought they’d do.
Now — they’ve made new friends, both in, and outside of the ring.

 
“I got to go around a few times and i made a new horse friend today named sweetheart and shes the best horse ever I love her” said a beaming Bianca Buchanan

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