HETRA Presents StoryTime with the Minis
In order to bring a little joy into the world, the Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA; HETRA.org) has started a series on their YouTube channel titled, StoryTime with the Minis. The latest video featured Rita Borgstadt, HETRA’s intake coordinator and certified instructor, reading Thunder Horse by Eve Bunting with the help of mini horses, Blue and Stormy. Many different staff members and horse-themed books have been and will continue to be featured. All books for the series were from the Gretna Public Library and the Gretna Children’s Library. StoryTimes are meant to be a fun and quick distraction for kids who are cooped up at home.
As a nonprofit organization, HETRA is committed to serving the community even if it is in an unusual way. Along with StoryTimes, the HETRA team has been spreading joy by bringing Blue and Stormy around senior living facilities so that the seniors can see them from their windows. The miniature ponies were happy to be greeted with smiles and cheer.
HETRA utilizes equine-assisted activities to improve the quality of life both emotionally and physically of adults and children of all ability levels. More information is available online at HETRA.org. Follow their Facebook (@TeamHETRA) and Youtube (@HETRANebraska) to see their fun content.