What could be better than a warm summer day spent interacting with friendly horses at the Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association (INTRA)? Yesterday’s visit by African refugee kids living in Jerusalem included six hours filled with riding, horse care and farm work and, perhaps more significant, were the human horse bonding activities such as communication with a free horse in a round pen. Yotam Sheffy, a long-time volunteer at INTRA and now staffer, reported, “Their enthusiasm, interest, gentleness and calmness was nothing less than amazing. They were just pure loving children. The therapeutic side of the day was incredible and brought out sides of the children that the people escorting them could not believe they were seeing.”
The magic of horses…The Good People Fund loved being able to make this special day possible!