olivia-1-265bd3f455daeabdcb872e03d6b29246Here at Let ‘Em Lope, we are so passionate about what we do and want to share that passion with as many as possible. It is from that deep desire to share what we love that we’ve partnered with Horses in Education. Horses in Education is an organization working to improve the lives of those in Central Indiana with learning differences and special needs through the therapeutic benefits of a horse.

Horses in Education had a need to further the growth of their independent riders and to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of horsemanship. Molly Barnes, owner of Horses in Education, has been riding with Josh and on the Let ‘Em Lope show team since 2012 and was certain that this partnership was exactly what these riders needed to excel.

Riders in this program get the best of both worlds. Molly Barnes is a PATH, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, certified instructor with an undergraduate degree in Mild Disabilities from Indiana Wesleyan University, and over 15 years experience in therapeutic riding.

And Josh Robert’s extensive knowledge of the mechanics of the horse and his ability to make them respond to our specific riders is truly an amazing thing to watch! Josh and Molly have years of teaching experience and a heart to share. That is how we excite these riders, allowing them to reach goals they never thought they could.

Let ‘Em Lope and Horses in Education are proud of what we have to offer. These riders with special needs have the opportunity to show on the Let ‘Em Lope show team not only at Special Olympics but also 4-H, and Open Shows around the state.

For more information on these unique opportunities contact Molly Barnes at horsesineducation@gmail.com or visit www.horsesineducation.com

“We have been having therapy with Horses in Education for the last three years. We have really enjoyed working with Molly Barnes and her team.

Our daughter Olivia has grown so much with the therapy of the horse. She has progressed to the point that we are no longer doing therapy and has turn into lessons. Since Molly has been training with Josh Roberts at Let ‘em Lope, her instruction has improved as well.

Now that they have joined forces, we are feeling very fortunate. Molly and Josh now teach Olivia’s lessons and she is having a great time and learning so much. Josh is a dynamic personality with a knowledge of horses, and the way they behave, that I have never seen before.

He is fun loving and enjoys his job and each kid that he teaches. He is taking Olivia to the next level in riding and we are excited to what more he can do with her. Thanks Molly for bringing us to Josh and thanks Josh for all that you are doing with our precious child.”

-Mom of Olivia