What Makes Stirrups n’ Strides So Special?
The bonding between horse and rider and the relationships with instructors and volunteers has now been proven to be beneficial to many with a variety of challenges. For the physically handicapped rider, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves horses’ bodies, naturally mimicking human gait. Studies have shown that therapeutic riding provides the following benefits:
• Psychological bonding and relationship building • Lifting of the spirit, improved self esteem and self confidence!
• Increased attention span and social interaction
• Improved balance, posture and flexibility
It is our Mission to provide therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving to anyone with physical, mental or emotional challenges and to improve the quality of life for these individuals with the opportunity for emotional, educational and physical growth through horsemanship and competition.
Special Olympics winner of three GOLD METALS, Renee Phifer, is a current participant at Stirrups n’ Strides.
Stirrups n’ Stripes is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization