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Ian and Junior
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Ian shows comfort with Junior, a lovable horse of Glenholme's equestrain program.
Ethan and Ian bridal Belle
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Ethan and Ian work together to bridal Belle for their halter demonstration.
Squaring a horse
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Ethan squared up Belle in the demonstration. The process of placing a hoof neatly at each corner of a "square" teaches a horse obedience, patience and balance.
Washington, CT - Late last week, it was all grooming and glory for six students of the equestrian program. While the gloomy weather of November 5 urged them to change the gait of their outdoor program to an inside demonstration, they showed they can shine in any weather.

Four of Equestrian’s finest provided details of their winter lessons with knowledge, confidence and grace for a large group of family, friends and staff. Under the direction of Ms. Soto and the aid of two equine student assistants, the demonstration was flawless. It included proper grooming, catching a horse from a field, the correct manner to lead a horse, how to show in a halter class, and first aide for a cut. Throughout the demonstration, it was clear that an extraordinary connection exists between horses and humans.

These students showed confidence, teamwork and a sense of pride in caring for their equine friends. The building of these special bonds with horses acts as a powerful antidote for the students of Glenholme. While the program is drastically limited in the winter months in the absence of an indoor riding arena, this demonstration shows the incredible strides students can make in the equestrian program regardless of the weather.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: