Segment Producer: Jenelle DelaCruz- Wilson
Reporter: Johanna Luna
Camera/Editor: Fai Kanaan

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
Theme: Top Demo
Story: Therapeutic Riding
Focus: A Profile on the organization CARD and an in-depth look at Therapeutic Riding.

Why is this relevant: The reason why this is relevant is because of the uniqueness behind Therapeutic Riding. The horse provides disabled children self- control and confidence.

Time: 4:30-5:00

Interview Subjects
- Sarah Isref Horse Trainer & Volunteer for 5 Years
- Arianne Goldman Volunteer
- Main Character : TBA

Background of CARD

Quoted from the Official Website: Since 1969, CARD's therapeutic riding program has improved the lives of literally thousands of children and adults with cognitive, physical and psychological disabilities across the GTA.

Definition of Therapeutic Riding : used to improve the balance, coordination, focus, independence, confidence, motor and social skills. Therapeutic riding is beneficial to children and adults who present with any of a wide range of cognitive, physical, and emotional conditions

CARD’s Therapeutic Riding Helps Improve
• Improved communication skills
• Improved verbalization
• Increased attention span
• Improved education
• Improved confidence and self-esteem
• Sense of accomplishment
• Increased social interaction

Brief Summary: This segment is to introduce the audience to Therapeutic Riding and an organization called CARD, which stands for The Community Association For Riding For the disabled. Therapeutic Riding as stated above is used to help children and adults improve any sort of physical, emotional and cognitive conditions. Through this program, this type of riding teaches the children and adult the basic needs to survive in the world.

- Prelude in C (BWV 846)
- Sunshine (version 2)
- Lone Harvest
- Nothing Broken
- Resignation

Questions For Mother of Child
Do you see any changes in your son?
How did you hear about CARD?
Are you pleased with CARD?
Can you tell us more about your son’s disability?
When was he diagnosed ? Tell me how you felt?

Question for Child
What is it like to ride the horses?
What do you like about it?
Who’s your favorite horse?

Rough Outline

(Johanna On Camera Introducing the CARD)

(Intro to Therapeutic Riding)

(Sarah giving an in depth look at CARD AND Therapeutic Riding)

(Intro to the main character)

(Talking to the main character)

(Talking to the mother)

3 Facts for the CARD (Slide)

1) The horse provides sensory input through movement, enhancing sensory processing and increasing neurological and musculoskeletal function.
2) The life experience of children and adults with disabilities can be one of limits. On the back of a horse, a disabled person sees the world differently.
3) The motion of the horse's walk is similar to the human gait, and the swinging, repetitive motion improves balance, coordination, strength and muscle tone, while mobilizing the joints.

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