24 Hours of Giving for Marion County Non Profit organizations starts Oct. 20, 10AM!
With the impact COVID-19 has had on our non-profits, the Community Foundation of Ocala/Marion County is hosting this day where we can all come together, support each other and give from the heart, one passion at a time.
#Give4Marion #Give4StirrupsnStrides Support your favorit charity: 
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Please review  >>Stirrups ‘n Strides COVID-19 Guidelines
Safety guidelines apply to all staff, volunteers and program participants and visitors. Be well, stay 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.


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Please take a moment to watch this super video about our therapeutic riding program and its many benefits.