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Do Good at Dreams on Horseback
The holidays are known for their ability to inspire people to look beyond themselves and “do good” in the world. Won’t you consider partnering with Dreams on Horseback to help others find a place to grow, to find acceptance, or to experience love, peace, and joy, the hallmarks of the holidays, with the help of a horse and some very special people? Do good by making a donation today!
Fill Our Stocking During this Season of Giving
Each year our supplies begin to run low at about this time. Make a donation from our Amazon Wishlist today and provided needed equipment for our horses, our participants, and our staff.
The Drake Family
After deployment Nicole returned to her family. When she came home her daughter Elaina couldn’t stop talking about the Military Kids Camp, she had gone to at Dreams on Horseback. When Nicole learned there was a Military Family Riding program that she, Elaina and Chris, who also serves in the military, could enjoy together, she took no time in enrolling. Nicole shares, “When you are away from your family, and you have to think about your own safety you lose connection. The program gave us an opportunity to practice relaxation, patience and new ways to communicate which really helped us reconnect as a family.”
Dreams on Horseback is honored to host an OSU hippotherapy study of the effect of hippotherapy and the equine environment on children with cerebral palsy and autism. While final results of the treatment are being tabulated and evaluated, parents and teachers of children like Lauren, are attesting to its effectiveness.
Therapeutic Riding Played Role in Recovery
Austyn’s mom Erika, a speech language pathologist, knew that her eighteen-month-old daughter should not be losing words that she once had mastered. A diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech confirmed her concerns. Therapies followed quickly with therapeutic riding being one of them. Austyn delighted instructors and volunteers with her charming personality and is fully recovered. No longer riding, Austyn enjoys cheerleading, soccer, reading, and declares herself “practically grown up.” We are honored to have been part of Austyn and her family’s solution.
Dreams on Horseback has a long history of providing vocational training for public and private schools in search of transition skills instruction for their students. School administrators and educators are encouraged to click on the link to learn more.
DVNF Awards Military Connections at Dreams on Horseback Support
Dreams on Horseback was thrilled to learn that DVNF bestowed a grant on our organization in support of our veteran and military participants. This grant will make possible a number of equine assisted learning opportunities including riding at our center. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, please contact our new Military Connections coordinator, Heather Vaca-Guzman at email@example.com.