When Camelot Executive Director Eileen Szychowski commissioned a bell, it seemed natural to use the nonprofit organization’s own “homegrown” steel. Many horseshoeings later (“More horseshoes! Yes, more horseshoes!”), a bell was born.
It invites disabled students to mark the beginning and end of their lessons with a wallop. And they do. “Many of them have never had the opportunity to swing a bat or hit something as hard as they want,” observes Camelot’s Eileen Szychowski.
In fact, Szychowski reports that each student is now asked to check in by taking a swing at the bell, letting staff know when they have arrived and then when people leave the facility.
Commission, Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona. Steel, 65″ x 22″ x 14″, 1999.