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A Horse Whisperer Redefines Equine Vaulting

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The Body Politic

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Rick and Virginia Hawthorne are Co-Founders of the VALLEY VIEW VAULTERS located in Southern California.  They teach the art and skill of equine vaulting to special needs, and non special needs children; children who are attaining dignity and fearlessness in a competitive sport where participants perform a variety of gymnastic exercises on the horse as it moves in a circle. That's the easy part.   The Hawthornes remind us that, no matter how dark the hour, or how hopeless a situation, there are teachers among us who illuminate the path to our most terrible fears, who strengthen our most profound insecurities, and bring us succesfully through the far reaching realms of low self worth.  Rick and Virginia Hawthorne have been literally changing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives for the better for more than 30 years, with the Valley View Vaulters.  Watch their You Tube Video "Armed With Love" to see live demonstrations of vaulting and how miracles are a daily occurance at their North Valley facility.  Join the conversation on June 28th at High Noon with Suzanne Marcus Fletcher.