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Horses have been part of daily life at Kildonan since the School's founding. Research shows that balance sports like riding stimulate connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which is especially important for dyslexics to enhance their language skills. All students in the equestrian program, even accomplished riders, receive a rigorous, individualized course of instruction that builds skill and confidence while also ensuring their safety. Each year, students showcase their progress to parents and the school community at horse shows presented on campus.

The equestrian program is offered during the fall and spring quarters. During the winter term, students may elect to participate in daily horse care and farm management.

Our equestrian facilities include the Abu Haidar Stables, an outdoor riding arena, and miles of open fields and wooded trails for riding. In addition to a team of school horses, the barn is home to a variety of animals including goats, chickens, ponies, and a pot-bellied pig.