We are excited to share that Raven took a field trip last week to visit Canyon High School! Hanaeleh’s president, Elizabeth Zarkos, is an English teacher at Canyon, and she wanted to find a way to help introduce horses to the students.
A few years ago, Hanaeleh had a grant that allowed us to bring some horses to Canyon to do Socio-Emotional Learning with the students, but that money ran out. We weren’t sure how we were going to manage bringing a horse back to the campus.
Luckily, Mr. McKee, the principal at Canyon High School, was very supportive of having a horse on campus, and worked with Elizabeth and the district to making it happen!
Although the day was drizzly and a little wet, the students loved seeing Raven, and she REALLY seemed to love the attention of all of her adoring fans! She was a little nervous when 2,000 students started milling around with umbrellas, but she took it all in stride, and was calm and regal during the entire day.
Elizabeth introduced Raven to her classes and used this experience to talk about the importance of leadership and of emotional health.