Thursday, April 22, 2010
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center Inc.
There are many children in the world with multiple disabilities being held back from participating in sports. But, the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. is one of the many therapeutic riding centers trying to make a difference for children.
With $20,000 and six months of my time, I believe I could make a difference on many children's lives at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center. It's very expensive to maintain a barn, feed horses, maintain land and fencing, but it's also expensive to pay the instructors who dedicate so much of their life to help these children learn basic horsemanship skills. But, why teach children with disabilities to ride? Riding helps inprove balance and strengthen core muscles and the natural gait of a horse helps with coordination in people.
Being an avid horse rider/shower, I have a lot of experience I can add to the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center without $20,000, but with $20,000 to offer towards better tack and better quality care for the horses it would offer an even greater opportunity to aid these children in accomplishing their dreams.
Posted by Sheree at 8:23 AM