Ebony Horse Club in Brixton, South London, is a place where disadvantaged youth can go to learn not only how to ride a horse, but also valuable life skills. It”s a constant oasis where they can retreat when the rest of the world isn”t as nice or stable.
One of the projects that the children undertook recently was an ultimate exercise in creative thinking…
Pedro, the little Shetland pony on the right, is the newest addition to the Ebony Horse Club family.
Unfortunately, though, because he”s so short, he can”t see over the regular stable doors.
The children wanted to make him feel like he was just as much of a family member as the rest of the bunch…
So they all came up with different ideas to help Pedro see over his stall door.
Ideas ranged from a hot air balloon to high heels, but the winning idea was…
It”s only a short-term solution until the horse club can raise enough money to purchase the little horse his own miniature stall…
But it”s a wonderful way to help Pedro in the meantime.
…As well as a great opportunity for the children to learn how to solve problems and help others.
He got used to it pretty quickly.
Here more about Pedro”s story:
(via Susan Collins, Metro)
If you”re interested in donating to the noble cause of getting Pedro a more appropriately sized stable, visit Ebony Horse Club”s site. Remember, not only are you helping Pedro feel more comfortable, but you”re also brightening the day of a group of children that look to the ponies for stability.