Reversing Roles in Overton

Equine Specialist Rebecca Buchholz explains what spring break week looked like for the kids and some willing victims in Overton Arena:
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A Day For the History Books

The gathering of kids, Home Parents and volunteers showed up willingly, although most had no idea what they were in for.
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The Little Pony That Could

Actually, this is a story about the miniature horse that could – and the children who taught him how. Big and little victories occur daily in Overton Arena. One in particular caused lots of celebration this summer. Our Equine Program and Barn Manager, Rebecca Buchholz, tells the story:
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Life Lessons Being Caught in Overton Arena

If you’ve never watched a wiry 70 pound child “man handle” a 1,000 pound horse and convince it to hold still and lift up it’s hoof for cleaning…you’ve missed a demonstration of fearless determination!
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Horses as Teachers – What One Volunteer Learned

“Rock, paper, scissors is always the best way to make decisions.” Kelsey Bolte, an MU service learning student that volunteered with our Equine Program this semester, shares about her experience while volunteering at Coyote Hill, as well as 15 enlightening things she learned from the kids and from the experience… My service learning project was
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The Joy of Horses


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The Best Day Ever

It was “one of those days” for Lance Rainwater, Coyote Hill’s vocational skills instructor and property manager. But 14 year-old Mason*, Lance’s sidekick for the day, declared it “the greatest day ever.” Lance and Mason had set out after a heavy snow in March, with the intention of moving hay to a pasture for a
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Changed Lives

We have a young lady that has been with us for a few years who will soon be leaving Coyote Hill. One of our staff members, Amy Kingery, reflected on the changes and improvements that we’ve seen in Katie* since she first came to The Hill: “I remember how bitter Katie was when she first
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Horse Lessons

Towards the end of summer break, our equine specialist, Allison Mather, had this to share about one rainy day’s experience with the kids and the horses: “We need the rain so badly that we weren’t discouraged. And now that we have a beautiful indoor arena to ride in, rainy days never stop us! I took
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.