12 Apr 2022 國立新竹特殊教育學校馬匹輔助教育
Hsinchu Special Education School
It is more blessed to give than receive
"Sire, it's your turn to be on the horse," the teacher said to the student.
"No, I am scared!" the student replied.
The DaRi coach bowed humbly and said, "Your majesty, please mount the horse."
Happily, the student climbed onto the horse with the coach's help and enjoyed a short ride. The student's unnerved expression was replaced with an ear-to-ear smile when he asked if he could ride again.
We held these special need students' hands to caress the horses, to feed them carrots, and to brush their hair. By interacting with the horses, these students' senses were ignited and revealed in their smiles and laughters.
We truly appreciate this unique opportunity to turn the fear of riding a horse into a pleasant experience for these students and to learn to respect every student's special need as very one of them deserved good cares and opportunities to learn. Despite muscle soreness after working with them, we feel contented and are greatly inspired by this special experience.