On the other side of a stonewall, a Little Britches Therapeutic Riding class is underway. The groups of children and their instructors appear across the horizon with the teams of horses and ponies as well as helpers who include speech pathologists and physical therapists plus the volunteers who lead and walk beside the horses. The spring term ended last week and the summer session is just getting underway this week.

The Little Britches program serves 80 child riders per week.They come with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other processing delays. Fundraising events are held throughout the year including the eighth annual 5K Walk/Run which is set for 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Bridgewater Pavilion. (Slavin photo)

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