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Making a Difference: Arabian horses visit local children

Posted at 10:23 AM, Nov 26, 2013
TULSA - When the National Arabian Horse Show came to town, two organizations took the opportunity to make a difference in children's lives.
 
One visit took place the Apache Manor apartment complex. 
 
Children in the Youth At Heart after-school mentoring program are getting a chance to do something none of them have ever done before.   See, and pet, a horse.
 
The Junior League of Tulsa partnered with the Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund to make it happen.
 
They went to several locations including the Laura Dester Shelter, Community Action Project and a couple of Tulsa Public Schools.
 
The two groups also donated books about horses to the kids through a program called the Horse Tales Literacy Project.
 
The idea is to make a difference in kids' lives by spurring interest in reading by giving a hands-on learning experience.
 
And the volunteers seem to get as much out of the day as the kids.
 
Hundreds of kids in our community took part in the program.