Miniature Therapy Horses Visit Duluth Edison Charter School’s Raleigh Academy

On Monday, the students got to learn more about how to take care of them, groom them and act around them while the students will read a book to the horses on Wednesday.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, students at the Duluth Edison Charter School’s Raleigh Academy get to spend time with some special visitors.

Miniature therapy horses from Rocky Run are visiting the school as part of the miniature horse outreach program.

Over the past week, students have been learning more about horses and practicing their ready to get ready for these visits. And on Monday, they got to learn more about how to take care of them, groom them and act around them.

“I have some students that are still working on their reading skills and practicing and it was a really good way for me to get them to practice the same book over and over and over again and practice their reading fluency. They’ve been so excited,” early childhood special education teacher at Duluth Edison Charter School’s Raleigh Academy Rachel Stigsell said.

On Wednesday, the students will read a book to the horses which will help give them more confidence, while the horses will benefit from the kindness the students use.

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