"A lot of the children started off the weekend not knowing anything about horses but by the end of the it they felt they had mastered something and forged a real bond with the animals ".
Simply touching. We know a few involved with horses on that level and it is amazing to see the smiles on the faces of the children. A horse, though extremely powerful, is a graceful and tender creature. The fear everything and look to you as the leader, etc.
Of course, not to romanticize the horse too much... a horse can also shake you off like dust and hurt ya real bad. I should know