Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are a PATH member (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). Our center and all programs are taught by PATH Certified Riding Instructors.
What makes therapeutic riding “so special?”
The bonding between horse and rider and the relationship with instructors and volunteers has been known to help improve self esteem, self confidence and social interaction.
For the physically handicapped rider, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their body mimicking the human gait.
Studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides the following benefits:
• Psychological bonding
• Lifting of the spirit
• Increased attention span
• Improve balance, posture and flexibility
Take the time to check out this super video. Click on either pic, below:
Every little bit helps! Thank you for donating and getting the word out! (See the orange button, below).
If you would consider spending some home-volunteer time to start a small fundraising endeavor of your own, call SNS boardmember, Jim McGivern. He has started a “home business” that has the potential to raise money as a part-time personal fundraiser, which can promote virtually any type of business where such additional money-raising funds can easily be voluntarily donated to SNS. It’s an interesting concept.
Call and ask Jim at 352-445-0740. It’s a concept worth checking out–in it’s infancy at the moment–but can always use your input and help. We are especially interested in fund-raising for our scholarship program for the special kids and folks who need financial help, as well as our “new covered arena” project.
Watch for posts right here on this site this month with tips and ideas we will be posting and don’t be afraid to “get involved.” We need your help. As always, thanks for your cooperation in advance.