Everything gets better at Hope Equestrian. Disabilities transform into capabilities, and children with special needs thrive.
My introduction to the program came on a perfect spring day in Southern Oregon. Blue skies, green pastures and 70-degree weather made an ideal setting to see what’s possible to bring change to these children’s lives. Their problems melted away as they saddled up, and a sense of purpose, dignity and accomplishment settled in – a liberation from life’s daily challenges.
Therapeutic horseback riding for special needs individuals is a successful tool employed at many centers like this across the country. It gives people a chance to discover things previously considered beyond their abilities, empowering them with a sense of self-worth, freedom and excitement in a safe and therapeutic setting.
Even as wonderful, was watching the parents. They were filled with joy – an overwhelming sense of delight – seeing their children happy and confident riding horses in the arena. All of this is made possible from generous donations of time and money by people just like you and me. A special thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation for sending me on this incredible assignment, and to the donors supporting Hope Equestrian.
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