Reading directly led to RED Arena receiving a generous $25,000 donation.
RED Arena, a Dripping Springs nonprofit that serves children and adults in physical, occupational and speech therapy with the use of horses, announced a new reading program for children called “REDy to Read.”
In it’s press release, RED Arena stated, “Children can get discouraged if they make a mistake while reading out loud, but not if it’s to a horse. Children of all ages and abilities can sign up for a time to read to one of our friendly horses. Children will build self-confidence and reading skills at the same time… A horse listens and offers no criticism back to the reader and offers encouragement just by listening. (It helps) them in a non-judgmental way when mistakes are made.”