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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THF itinnmncF HERALD rtidny, Moy 12, 1977 LCC horses (with a little help from their friends) teach students how to ride llv CATHY I1I.TI Herald Slalt As the l.imo liaiwr is (iidiiiR inlo suiwi "f ories uf many fun--, new riders '..'-..I ni.'> '.Ui-i'v h :i i Hi" chance are nou iiiasiuiu', fcars about aninr.ds. ;MII! are their '.''i-uP.1 liiue wards mildunr acliv iiies in- horseback ridin: "Giddv and nt( to tin- races. Hnl mi fri'in Ih? infirm1- lor slops k'fuiT Ihcy arc off l.o (lie fU'i'UUil. "Now, folkm each ollirr iirmmtl the arena. Veil won't fall off. Unii'l try to ranlcr imlil you have ynur halance and can feel the rhythm (if your Grade i1. s 1 n d e n I s from Fleolwood Riiv.wn Klomcn- tary School and from Wilson Junior llk'h School, are I a k i n ridiiiL' lessons through Ilicir schools. The courses are 1) e i 11g taught at the Lethbridce Community Colleso. Some (if the sludcals are for Lhe first in their lives touching hurses, nnd many have never ridden be- fore. Imagine being able to sit proudly on the Inek of a horse, and lauph wr.en if be- gins to walk, and ery when it begin .s to move a shade [aster. Ann Diebl and Dee Olson, instruclors of the course, say some students have even hart the opportunity of falling off their horses. Ann says she just laughs, so that the stu- dents laugh, and they realiza a spill isn't so had. The Flechvood-Baivdon stu- dents are taking the lessons through their physical educa- tion classes. Five, one-hour lessons at a dollar apiece for each student, mate up the course. The students' lessons are paid for by I be school board. The students from Wilson Junior High however, take their lessons as an option, like Ihcy would lake woodwork or French. The sludcnls pay (heir mvn fees towards ihe lessons Henderson, suiicrvisor of physical education for L c I h- bridge public schools, said he hopes Ihe course '.'.ill bring out a lot of interest ill Ihe students, so that after the (-uHi'se, soino continue riding on 'heir own. The general objectives of Ihe equestrian program are for students lo develop an ap- preciation for horses, and Lo realize lliaf horses differ in fcmpernient and intelligence as people do. The students learn how lo conduct themselves around a horse, and develop the basic skills of riding. One of Ihe specific objec- livcs is lo develop proper rid- ing form. Miss Diehl says she wants I lie students lo learn the balanced seat, so they don't have to depend on their bands to stay on the horse. Caring and grooming of a horse, learning how to saddle and bridle the animal and being able to mount and dis- mount properly are other tilings (he students are taught. On the first day of lessons, each student is given, a horse lo talk to and to brush. Thirly- four horses are supplied by Mr. Olson and kept on the college grounds for these and of'cr lessons. After Ihe students start to become friends with their an- imals, bndles are put on the horses, and the students are helped lo mount, is scary." '-It won't move." 1 "How do I stop From the start, the stu- dents generally seem proud of themselves and their horses. "My horse's name is Light- ning. What's "He's such a pretty color." The instructor then tells the students to follow each other around the arena at a walk. At first, the horses bunch together for the students in- sicad walking around in a ...iniile file. llecause Ihe sludcnls slarl din riding ha'vback. U'lil-u Ihe [eel 111 the muscles composing then' animal, and CMII learn In feel how the horse move.-, and learn lo feel each fool movement. Miss Diehl said Ihe slii- (lei'ls also start out ridinu, bareback because most of Iliem do not have deep-heeled bools. and I'.cciilcnU caused by geilin.u' Iheir feel caught iii liic slirrups could occur. By Ihe time Ihe five les- sons are over. Ihe students have learned In walk Iheir horses properly, and most can Irot and gallop They have learned to pace their animals one behind the. other quite evenly, instead of hunching log e I h e r. Some groups learned to ride in pairs. Hill most of all. Uic students have lost any fears I hey might have had of their animals. On the last day of Iheir les- sons, the students are prom- ised a trail ride out in the coulees just northwest of the college. They are getting au'ny from a closed-in arena and out into the open. Then it's down the steep hills into the hill bottoms. "Come on >ou the Instructor yells. ''Follow each other down in single tile. And keep Meanwhile, the students at. (be lop of Ihe hill stall their best, in hopes that perhaps Iheir horse may take it easier after some delay, or that maybe they won't have lo go down al ail. There seems to be tiie slight faclor of riding downhill in- stead o[ on level ground lhat for a few moments until il is tried, seems lo scare some of the riders. Of course, some of the dare- devilish students get right at Jt. and ride their horses down Ihe hill. And sooner or later the others follow. _____......._____ ___ _______ _ _ 1fei_ HORSEMANSHIP Riding horses around und around a closed m have never ridden before. Ann instructor on lhe Ml, gi area may seem too easy. But these students are part oF an equestrian her students, and shows them the proper way to ride, program through their schools, and are just learning how lo ride as many lives lips lo Then with sighs or relief some can be heard to say. "It was fun going down that hill, Within the hour Ihe instruc- tor leads and guides the stu- dents through the coulees. However, before leaving the college grounds, the instructor warns the students that they are now on their own, and Ihe horse they are riding is tiieir responsibility. If they fail off their horse, and the horse gets away from them, they have to chase it and catch it on their own. Through their instructions, and the proper use of legs, ankles, and hips, each slu- dent will have found the rid- ing much easier, and will have eliminated a bouncy un- comfortable ride. Horsemanship is fast be- coming a major recreational activity. And one ot the ma- jor goals of physical educa- tion is to prepare students for worthwhile use of leisure time. People who do not own horses frequently rent them for holiday aclivilics. Mr. Henderson said people go out to rent a horse they do not know, and (hen not know- ing how to ride properly, they cannot get tiie enjoyment out of riding lhat they should. He said people could get injured by not knowing how to ride properly. When asked what the pos- sibilities of Injuries In the course were and what would happen if there was one. Mr. Henderson said that, like fool- ball or hockey, there is al- ways the possibility. But he said that with (he Instructors watching over the students, and 'showing them the proper techniques of rid- ing, if they are followed, ev- erylliing should be okay. Horsemanship is immsdi- alely identified with Ihe heri- tage of southern Alberta, anc Is si ill very much a part of Hie local way of life. Perhaps, the college is making some- new couboys out of city peo- ple, and by being able lo ride, the students can proud- ly say they come from the west.' More borscmanslijp pro- Brains will be offered by the -jollcgc throughout the sum- mer, and information as to times is available from the LCC school of continuing edu- cation. anpower plans to help many students Traffic accidents worse JL A i ml E COOKSIIAW Herald filnft Writer "The LcthbridRe Hire a FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE! Student office Is In tiie top brae-1 Mr. Kanashiro commended ket of centres in Canada as far the advisory board for ils sig- as being most successful per nificant input into I lie program. said Jim Kanashiro. I The advisory board consists of i senior counsellor at the Canada representative members from I Manpower Centre in Leth-: lhe chamber of commerce, the bridge. department of culture, youth "ft was second only to Ham- i and recreation, (be student so- ilton in M69, and it's still one i cielies and adininisiralivc ho- of the besl. dies of the Lethbridge Commu- nily College and the University of Lethbridge, the news media, the Lethbridge and District La- bor Council, the civil adminis- tration and Lhe Canada Man- gram rather than merely re-1 It was introduced by the de- spond to peak seasonal de- parlment of manpower and en- mands. and also lo deu'neate lo courages the mobility of post- tne employers the beneficial re-' secondary sludents to work in than mutilation of war J suits of hiring said. he "K It wasn't for the support the community gives the pro- gram, we couldn't hope to achieve anywhere near lhat rec- i ord." ANTIQ'JB AUCTION SAIE Over 300 Exquisita end Collectors lleml Sal., May 13 o.m. For Catalogue and Furlher Information Contact the AUCTION BARN 2508 2nd Ave. N. Phono 327-1222 power Centre. have been frying to work together to initiate a meaning- i ful student employment pro- "V.'e have an increase in reg- istrations of ahout 50 per cent over tost year. There's an in- crease in lhe number of ]obs registered with us, too. At the end of April last year ve had about 150 jobs, and Iliis year at i the same lime we had 200. "The interviews with employ- j crs should help a lot in increas- ing lhe number of jobs regis- tered with us. it's essential to Iceep abreast of the employer's needs and we can only do that by talking to the employers. "The student office has filled close to 300 positions already, j almost all immediately on re- J ceiving the orders. "Last year we had placed s total of students in Leth- j bridge by the end of the sum- mer and 262 through the dis trict centres. different parts of Canada. Each region under the depart- ment of manpower prondes a j certain number of jobs as a trade-off wilh oilier regions. Students -are reimbursed for tra-; veiling expenses at Ihe termin- ation of employment. There are currently several vacancies in the program and further information can be ob- tained from the sludent man- power office. .TIM KAXASIIinO Youth naniedi The executive for Ihe. "We are hopeful of eight dis- j Letbbridge branch of Youth ict centres this year." said Across Canada with the Men- Irict Mr. Kanashiro. "We have a def- inite commitment from five, but Fort Macleod and Clarcsholm are having difficulty gaining community support. (ally Retarded has been named. President is Don Shackle- ford; vice president. Char- lotte Telzloff: secretary-treas- urer, Sue Kaupp; public rela- with the kind Ken Iloibak, and past community spirit prevalent in president, Rita Maynard. LAKUY BENNETT Herald Staff j "I've seen more badly-muti-! laled human bodies on the I I highways of Canada than I j saw in four years of active i duty wilh the army in Europe! 1 during the second AVorld "War." j So said Judge C. H. Rolf, chief provincial judge for Al- bprta from Edmonton, speak-1 lo 15 persons who altended Ihe j first session of course for im-1 paired drivers held in (he magistrate's court Thursday evening. He told the course paiiicl-' pants each of the four, two- hour sessions was designed not as a punishmenl, but as an educational experience to help i persons convicted of impaired driving lo become aware of Iheir problems and find a som- lion. "In many instances partici- i pation in Ibis course could lead to a referral to a defensive driving school or a course of treatment with the alcohol and i drug abuse commission if si'ch a problem found to exist. I ".Some persons may even be i referred lo treatment before completing Ihe he 1 said. Judge Rolf originated the course at Edmonton in 1070. It is designed lo educate persons lo the dangers of ignoring the In anolher lecture, city constable Doug Harris told tha class the police do not like contrary to the opinion of many charge a pcrsoi. we know it will cost him money, his right lo drive a motor vehicle in Canada for at least responsibilities ot car opera months and possibly his job, lion, change the alliludes of'nol to mention possibly family tlioso with cungernus driving problems at home if he Is found habits and in changing the bad guilty." said Const. Hams, attiludes, end the bad habits. Const. Hams pointed out tha Thursday's class included a i majority of recorded falal ac- leclure from Bill Gorewich, I involved the use of al- agent for the attorney-general coilollc beverages by at least in Lelhbridge, explaining lhe; various charges which can re-' suit from driving while im-1 paired. The most common of these j south Alberta, we are confident that community leaders will in all likeb'hood get behind their youth programs. Students are brought in from Ihn towns and trained to man It was also announced that Clair Forcstell of Lethbridge was elected president and Rita Maynard, secretary treasur- er of Youth Across Canada for Alberta. The Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded Extend a Sincere Invitation For all lo AIIend W OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SUNRISE RESIDENCE SATURDAY, MAY P.M. Open House to follow from 2 to 5 p.m. Loeeired Mile North of Coaldcile the district centres for the sum-' approval of a youth grant nlel- was confirmed for lhe oixira "Most _ district sludenls are lion o[ rccn.ation programs for I placed rioht in Iheir own area. mcntaily during There s enough job potential in summer Ihe u 11 u r a I areas: the____________ availability of MudeiiK dnriiu; the summer numMis is timely uilli Ihe farmers' manpower needs "There's a lot of benefit aris- i Ing from the arrangement i Christ Church Anglican Women students are trained in a parti-' entertained women's organiza- cular operation and the work j tions from different denomina- conld likely continue for several lions here recently with 75 in summers." attendance. Mr. Kanashiro gave his sup- Jlrs. Eva Davis, president port lo lhe CMC Inlev-vuKiuiial' welcomed Ruesfs. EnlertaininR Studciit Program which is in were lhe Cenleiinial Singers operation for the lirsl. lime this with their leaders Mrs. Marjor- vear. ic Hart and Mrs. Louise Collar. Women gather F011T MACLEOD fHNSi Police i !enforce noise bylaw The residcnls of the -ion Mock on 9th St. S. are today applaud- ing the city police. For the past luu ni.uhls. a l large generator and jai-k-'mmi- Imci- crew were noisily dislurb- ing residents as result of early i morning between midnight i and sunrise work at (lie M- berla Government Telephones building across the back lane. Shortly after I a.m. cily po- lice, at the. request. ,if a resi- dent, enforced Ihe exisliiic, noise bylaw and Ihe people of I Ihe 400 block went lo sleep. Six of the persons attending Thursday's class had placed on probation for three months by Judge L. W. Hudson after thev pleaded or were charges is impaired ju _ driv. winch carries a max imum! f fine or 5500 for a first offence, remaini nine and the automaie loss of a; d u cog _ driver's licence for six months. received from the pro. Another common impaired j _ department of high- offence discussed by Mr. Gore- F 6 wich was refusal to provide a i notifying them they would breath sample for a brealha-1 not receive their currently-sus- lizer tesl when requested lo do, pended driver's licences until so by police The minimum j u compieted lhe course, fine for lhat offense in .57.1 and I can go as high as as well as lhe automatic loss of driver's licence for six months.: The most serious of all im- paired-linked charges is crim- inal negligence causing death, which could result in life im- prisonment. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capital Furnilun HB PHONE miBSTORAGE TIME 1 FREE SPEEDY PICK-UP RESTYLING REUNING REPAIRING CLEANING AND GLAZING Tie LETHBRIDGE FURRIERS 514 3rd AVENUE SOUTH Phone 327-2209 ANNOUNCES Its new location to serve you better at 307 5th Street S. GRAND OPENING SPECIALS MONDAY, MAY 15th Phone 328-7554 ;