Including and accepting youth with disabilities in horse programs is an important part of our positive youth development mission. There are some inherent dangers and concerns in working with horses that create some unique challenges for volunteers and Extension staff providing an inclusive and inviting program. This article discusses how inclusion of youth with disabilities in educational programs benefits youth with and without disabilities, and strategies we have found successful in our efforts to increase the accessibility of our 4-H horse program to youth with disabilities.
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Brady, C. M., & McKee, K. E. (2005). Accommodating Youth with Disabilities in 4-H Horse Programs. The Journal of Extension, 43(2), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss2/23