Special kids rodeo at the Sandhills stock show and rodeo

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Kids with special needs got the chance to be cowboys and cowgirls Saturday. It’s a tradition that has lasted longer than 20 years.

What we do here is we get the special kids int eh surrounding community. We love this time of year we put them on horses, we play games with them, we put them on bucking horses, we teach them to rope. It’s just a blessing to see these kids whenever you introduce them to a horse or another game the smile on their face is just a blessing

Kris Bowen, Volunteer

All of the workers are volunteers, and some even work with the kids year-round.

You see mostly the same kids also teh same kids from teh same churches and they recognize you and they smile becauise they recognize your face and they know they’re going to be taken care of.

Kris Bowen, Volunteer

As much as the kids enjoy it, the parents say they do as well.

It started out as special needs itself with physical therapy hands on and occupational therapy we came the first time as a part of that we’ve come six years in a row now and he’s taking photographs and volunteering to give back.

Glenda Mixon, Parent

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April 22 2021 09:00 am