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WJET 12 29 2014 Equine Therapy Good Kid

WJET 12 29 2014 Equine Therapy Good Kid

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Speaker 1:
... proves that helping hands make all the difference. Traci Teudhope reports. 

Traci Teudhope:
Emma Osterberg is a twelve-year-old wrangler, who's quick to volunteer her time at WLD Ranch, especially when there are kids involved. 

Emma Osterberg:
It's just something I enjoy. 

Traci Teudhope:
I spent some time with her at WLD and even met her horse Mac. Is this always the horse you work with here other than when you were with the kids?

Emma Osterberg:
No, not usually. 

Traci Teudhope:
Lately, she's been out of the branch two times a week, helping with a project for kids from the Shriner's Hospital for Children. 

Emma Osterberg:
We welcome them here when they come. We help them get their helmets on and help them get on the horse and everything. 

Traci Teudhope:
Of course, here at the ranch, there's a lot these volunteers do from getting those saddles ready, of course, dealing with all that hay, the dirty work too all that manure, but Emma says she's happy to come back every single week. 

Emma Osterberg:
... do you love being here? 

Traci Teudhope:
I just like seeing the smiles on the kids' faces when they get up on the horse and do their exercises. 

Emma Osterberg:
The entire WLD family agrees Emma is an exceptional young lady. 

Speaker 4:
I just think that Emma is special because she wants to volunteer all the time. This isn't something that I made her do. This is something that she came to me and asked me if she could do. 

Traci Teudhope:
It's a good sign of what's still to come for Emma in the future. 

Speaker 4:
That means that she knows when she goes into an adulthood to continue to pay it forward. 

Traci Teudhope:
Do you know a good kid like Emma? If you do log onto YourErie.com and send us a nomination. Featured Good Kids receive $50 from the law offices of Edgar Snyder and Associates and Jet 24. With this week's Good Kid, Traci Teudhope, Jet 24 Action News.