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Non-profit horse ranch helping deaf children opens in Parker

A non-profit horse ranch that caters to children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing opened Saturday in Parker. Rosie’s Ranch celebrated its grand opening with pony rides, a meet-and-greet with horses, crafts for kids, a silent auction and an overview of the program. The ranch helps children learn and expand listening, verbal and reading skills through engagement with horses, Mary Mosher-Stathes, the ranch’s founder, said in a statement before the grand opening this afternoon. Mosher-Stathes, who has 32 years of experience educating deaf children, has received numerous state-wide and national awards, including the 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award. Located in Parker, the ranch is on 10 acres and its staff includes licensed teachers of the deaf, a speech pathologist, a certifi...