Champions of Courage: Ahesahmahk Dahn
Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 09:52 PM EST
During Black History Month, Champions of Courage is our way of saying thank you to those serving our community by leading by example, inspiring youth and keeping the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King alive.
Ahesahmahk Dahn's mission is to develop positive character traits in children through horsemanship and discipline. His City Ranch teaches 'Horse Sense' by showing them how to ride tall.
"Once they establish command and they are not harmful, they are not hurting the horse. That does something to their inner confidence, they say 'hey I can do this,' and then when they go back to the school once they settle down they apply that same kind of thinking and same kind of behavior to the classwork," said
His love for horses started while riding mules in South Carolina. Dahn moved to Baltimore in 2009 with one horse and only a few coins. His love for horses reached deep into the inner city, looking for young minds.
Now, Dahn has 10 horses that travel throughout the city teaching more than a thousand students how to love.
By challenging students to achieve, Dahn helps dreams come true for so many of Baltimore's children making him a Champion of Courage.