- A child with autism spectrum disorder may find that the structure and routine of horseback riding helps them to focus and concentrate.
“We Love to Ride at Stirrups ‘n Strides!”
“I love riding! It gives me a challenge.”
“When I ride my disability disappears and I am like everybody else.”
“I can do it!”
- An adult with a physical disability may find that horseback riding helps them to improve their balance and coordination.
“With the help of the compassion of the staff, as well as the eagerness of the volunteers, has improved my son’s physical abilities as well as built confidence, strength, and independence.”
“I was determined that my child was going to have a great life.”
“My daughter is proud to tell everyone she meets how she can ride horses. I am so grateful she has this opportunity and continues to thrive.”
“I love to watch them grow on the horses. The parents are thrilled with the child responds.”
“I love to watch their spirit and motivation. Everyday is a new miracle.”
“After retirement, it gave me back my life.”
- A person with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may find that the calming presence of a horse helps them to reduce anxiety and depression.
“Whenever I see a rider smile, I know I have done something right.”
“We focus on their gifts and are rewarded by their progress.”
“Our Stirrups ‘n Strides “family” is a unique combination of individuals, horses, and ponies, working together and believing that anything and everything is possible.”