Changing Kids’ Lives
Not everyone is fortunate enough to be born into the
Rodeo Life. There are many young people who are
struggling with life challenges and horses can help change
their lives. Teaching conscientiousness as a work ethic
instills the concepts of boundaries, discipline and respect.
All rodeo qualities are important for young people to
acquire so as they go out in life they will gain respect for
others, develop discipline and establish boundaries which
many kids are currently lacking.
Every six hours: That’s how often a teen commits suicide
in the United States. One in five teens is depressed.
Anxiety and incarceration rates are higher than ever
among youth. By any measure, it’s an epidemic. How
can the community reach kids who are struggling with
emotional, psychological, and mental issues that are
life-damaging, and could become life-threatening, either to
themselves or others? According to CDC reports, suicide
has become the second leading cause of death in teens—
Colorado being in the top ten. Mental Health resources are
needed now more than ever.
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