Special needs students participate in equine therapy in Wayne County

WAYNE CO., GA (WTOC) - Nearly 100 Wayne County students had perfect weather for what has become one of their favorite days of the year.

Special needs students from Kindergarten to high school took part in their annual horse show. Wildwood Stables hosts the event and works with students on equine therapy. Teachers say students respond to riding and it helps them at school as well.

"When we get back to school, the kids feel better about themselves," said teacher, Sheri Bashlor. They're more apt to try new things they would not have tried before."

Organizers also recognized Dr. Matt Valosen and his family for purchasing an adaptive saddle that allows students with even the most profound challenges to ride horseback.

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