Sunday, July 6, 2008

Equine Therapy Is A Good Cause For Rotary!

If your group is looking for a good cause to support, we recommend therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic horseback riding, also known as an equine-assisted activity, is for individuals with a range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social special needs. There are several different kinds of programs that utilize horses and horseback riding for therapeutic benefits.

Equine-assisted activities, including therapeutic riding, driving, and vaulting are not therapy but sport and recreational activities that have therapeutic value. Equine-assisted activities, therapeutic riding is usually most effective in children because of the nature of mental, and social development. However, equine-assisted activities produce very favorable improvements in riders of all ages.

The Merrimack Valley Rotary Clubs supports The FARM, which is a local therapeutic riding program in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA. We have supported the organization through various ways including fundraising and hands on help. It is beneficial to the organization and the Rotary Club because we are helping people improve their lives. Plus working with horses is a very positive experience.

For more information for a program in your area, visit the web site for the
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. They are located at:

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