Saddle STARS

Challenging Students, Improving Lives!

Horses are the theme for the Saddle STARS program, a collaborative program between TEC and BLC, because they are motivating and much like humans.

Students from 6 classrooms from Blossomland Learning Center (BLC) in Berrien Springs, MI will participate in Saddle STARS, a 6 week program, on a rotational basis over the course of the school year.

A pony coming to school will begin the 6 week unit providing the opportunity for student interaction. This will facilitate their learning over the course of the next 5 weeks.

Each week staff from BLC and TEC will team teach lessons at school.

Classes will be conducted incorporating:
• Healthy food choices
• Exercise
• Hygiene
• Art
• Science
• Math and language arts activities
Other segments will include improving communication skills and positive behavior.

Students will visit TEC during the last week of the program.

While at the center they will engage in therapeutic riding, grooming, tacking and stable management, incorporating academic activities relevant to each student.

See our most recent Saddle STARS pictures HERE.