Students take up the reins at Horsepower

Posted on November 30, 2018

Camper and grad student with horse at Horsepower Summer Camp

It’s a hot Tuesday morning in July. The horses twitch and stomp. A barn cat snoozes in the sun. Seems like just another day at HORSEPOWER Therapeutic Learning Center in Colfax, but for four kids with intellectual learning disabilities, it’s the best day.

Each summer, UNC Greensboro graduate students from several departments, including the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Human Sciences, gain clinical practicum experience over two weeks while running a therapeutic riding camp under the direction of professor Perry Flynn. Flynn has been involved with HORSEPOWER since the its inception in 1994.