May 15, 2020
Update to All RIDERS, FAMILIES AND VOLUNTEERS
We continue to evaluate best practices and have developed Guidelines for returning to Stirrups ‘n Strides. At this time, we are only offering sessions on a very limited basis following certain criteria.
Please review these Guidelines that apply to all visitors, volunteers and riders:
>>Stirrups ‘n Strides Guidelines
Know that your health and welfare is our priority. We are eager to see you all again, but most importantly we want to do that as safely as possible for all.
We hope you will continue to stay safe, take care and be well.
What makes therapeutic riding so special?
The bonding between horse and rider and the relationships with instructors and volunteers has now been proven to be beneficial to many with a variety of challenges. For the physically handicapped rider, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves horses’ bodies, naturally mimicking human gait. Studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides the following benefits:
• Psychological bonding and relationship building
• Lifting of the spirit, improved self esteem and self confidence!
• Increased attention span and social interaction
• Improved balance, posture and flexibility
See how therapeutic riding made a difference for Kathy Gray — and is helping others.
“Someone that’s scared… I tell them, if I can do it you can do it.” – Kathy
Together we can Empower, Enrich & Inspire people of all ages with physical, mental or emotional challenges.
Show season is upon us!
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Please take a moment to watch this super video about our therapeutic riding program and its many benefits.