EUGENE, Ore. - Several community members volunteered their helping hands for "Help a Horse Day" at the non-profit A.R.T. for A.L.L. in South Eugene Sunday.
The event invited parents and children to boost their confidence and trust by working with horses.
A.R.T. for A.L.L. stands for Animal Rescue Teaching for Any Level of Learner. The Eugene non-profit teaches children to care for and ride horses regardless of their learning level or any learning differences.
Tuesday's event concentrated on helping kids learn about horseback riding.
"To be able to get somebody on the back of a 2000 pound animal and to feel in control of that is really honestly a confidence booster that I and so many others have actually developed here," said Ruthey Vivier from Animal Rescue Teaching.
A.R.T. for A.L.L. houses about 25 horses. Some came from poor conditions at their former homes.
The non-profit also hosts horse camps and riding lessons. The "Help a Horse Day" activities included horseback riding and a pony named Strawberry dressed as a unicorn.