WINNIPEG — Children from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) got up close with the stars of Cavalia’s Odysseo on Thursday.
About 20 children with varying levels of eyesight were able to pet the horses, feed them and even go for a ride.
“We team up with a local organization and bring the kids out here and just share the magic of horses,” said Claire Beer, an aerialist, rider and trainer with the production. “We touch on all of the senses.”
Besides getting a chance to interact with the equine stars, trainers also educated the children on what it takes to provide care for the horses.
“Seeing these kids’ faces and seeing them smile — as they just reach up and touch their neck — it reminds us how blessed we are to be here.”
Odysseo is on until October 25 at the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway.