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NDSU Bison Strides registration opens for fall sessions

FARGO — People with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges will soon have an opportunity to improve their motor skills, self-confidence, strength and independence through horseback riding.

Bison Strides, North Dakota State University's equine-assisted activities and therapies program offered through the Department of Animal Sciences, is a camp offered in two six-week sessions this fall. The first session runs Sept. 10 through Oct. 16, and the second session runs Oct. 22 through Nov. 27. Each adapted therapeutic riding lesson lasts for one hour per week.

The registration deadline is Aug. 20. The cost for one six-week session is $240. Participants must have a physician's release and be evaluated by the Bison Strides director prior to beginning the program. Riders are matched with horses depending on their needs and the amount of volunteer support required.

For more information about Bison Strides, registration or volunteer opportunities, email or call 701-231-9611.