At-Risk Girls Pair up with Rescued Horses, and the Results Are Incredible

Corral Riding Academy pairs at-risk girls with rescued horses. Through the academy, Misty and other girls are gaining trust in themselves and others.

At-Risk Girls Pair up with Rescued Horses, and the Results Are Incredible

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Corral Riding Academy pairs at-risk girls with rescued horses. Through the academy, Misty and other girls are gaining trust in themselves and others.


Corral Riding Academy pairs at-risk girls with rescued horses. Through the academy, Misty and other girls are gaining trust in themselves and others.

The world doesn’t make it easy to develop a healthy sense of self when you’ve experienced abuse, neglect or trauma. For young girls in such a position, trust is scarce and the ability to form friendships is often non-existent.

That was the case for Misty, whose parents abandoned her at a young age, leaving her feeling alone and unwanted. She struggled to find her voice.

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“I didn’t know what it was like to live with parents,” Misty admits, “and I kind of got bullied a lot.”

“She needed to learn how to trust,” says Misty’s grandfather. That’s when she found Corral Riding Academy.

“I really felt called to kids who had a rough go at life,” says Corral Riding Academy founder, Joy Currey. “They don’t have a chance unless someone comes alongside them and helps them find their worth.”

For Misty, it was Bob—a gentle draft horse that slowly nudged her self-confidence back into the light. Just like their young caretakers, horses at Corral have also experienced some “tough stuff.” Together, girl and horse learned how to bond, how to empathize and most importantly, that each is worthy of love.

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“Bob shows that no matter what you’ve been through, you can still trust people,” Misty shares.

“This is what God intended for them, the way they smile and the way they believe in themselves. It totally makes it worthwhile,” Joy explains. “Not only do they know that they’re loved, but they loved themselves. That’s the really cool part.”

To see more of this “horse power,” watch Misty, Bob and Joy’s story in this video.


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