Six photos will be selected from all the entries to create blank folded note cards. Those whose photos are selected will get a set of six cards. The top vote getters will also be recognized.
Here is what we envision he cards will look like:
The horses at Team Velvet, Inc. — Velvet, Precious and Annie bring happiness back to children who have experienced trauma.
Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, is a witness to violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, is disfigured by an accident, or experiences countless other events — all resulting in severe childhood trauma.
If left unaddressed, in the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe damage.
Team Velvet, Inc. provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children ages 5 to 12 years with psychologist, Dr. Susan Edwards. Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance or be taught liberty performance. Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency.
Horses have a natural ability to bring joy to humans. Show us how your horses make people happy.